Fahrenheit 451 Research Paper

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Izzy Harvey
Mrs. Brown
World Literature
4 February 2016

“There must be something in books, something we can’t imagine, to make a woman stay in a burning house; there must be something there. You don’t stay for nothing” (Bradbury 51). In Fahrenheit 451, written by Ray Bradbury, protagonist Guy Montag finds himself questioning the dystopian world around him, eventually landing him in a place where he can trust no one. As a novel based in the 50’s, Fahrenheit 451 exploits society's problems that tightly resemble the issues of modern times. These include the subjects of war, drugs, society, and technology.”
For instance, throughout the novel Fahrenheit 451, the author Ray Bradbury expressed social commentary on the issues of war and technology. The society pictured is …show more content…

Bradbury noticed how there was always a war taking place, and applied this to his novel. In the 50’s, America was just recovering from World War II, and the threat of a nuclear war was becoming eminent. Bradbury states, “The jet bombers going over, going over, going over, one two, one two, one two, six of them, nine of them, twelve of them, one and one and one and another and another and another, did all the screaming for him" (Bradbury 11). Bradbury uses figurative language to make the reader acknowledge how often war is in this society. The novel’s society illustrates that the people didn’t experience trepidation at the thought of war. In modern times, there is always a war going on. For example, there was both the World Wars, then the Cold War, the Vietnam War, the Persian Gulf War, and then the War on Terrorism. Since it was created, The United States has not had 40 consecutive years of peace. Given that, the people are so used to wartime that it is normal instead of lethal. Bradbury also draws emphasis to technology in the novel. He uses paradoxes and figurative language to make the reader

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