Fahrenheit 451 Satire Analysis

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In Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, there is a dystopian society where simply owning a book in a home results in the home being burnt to the ground by the firemen in that society. Guy Montag, one of the firemen, is curious as to what the censored books hold in them. Throughout the novella, Montag meets two characters labeled as “strange” by the society: Clarisse McClellan and Professor Faber. Clarisse is a 17 year old girl, who is a free thinker. She also gets Montag to think out of the box. She suddenly disappears before the second part of the novella. Faber is a retired English professor who has a few books hidden in his home. He believes that this type of society is wrong, but he is too nervous to speak out against it. This dystopian society is a satire of this current society, making others who read this novella to reflect upon it. Satire is the use of exaggeration and humor to expose and criticize people’s vices, usually in the background of contemporary issues. The author uses satire to expose problems such as police brutality, lack of communication, and censorship. All of these problems are important to expose, but one is more important in this time period than any of the other two problems.

The lack of communication is highly significant in F.451 is shown in the example of Mildred talking more to the three-wall
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The examples Bradbury gives in the book teaches those who read it to communicate with others rather than not discussing problems, to speak out rather than be muted by censorship, and to give law enforcers background checks and psychological testing, for those enforcers that are not right for the job can lead to corruption. Although there is a lot more to learn from the satirical novel, these three chosen problems are some of the most important to reflect on after
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