Fahrenheit 451 Society Analysis

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“Products of a Society” Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury is fiction novel based on the struggles of Montag as he tries to break free from the dystopian society the United States turned into. The purpose of this paper is to show the majority of the people in this novel are products of the society/environment they 're in. The setting determines the characters and their personalities by controlling what and how they learn. In this book’s case it is through the suppression of books and free thought. Where owning a book can get your house burned and free thinking is severely frowned upon. This allows the society to “change” history as they see fit, such as the history of the first firemen “They pull out their rule books and show Montag the history of firemen in America which reads, ‘ 'Established, 1790, to burn English-influenced books in the Colonies. First Fireman: Benjamin Franklin.’”(Part 1). They also took away any books that may be offensive to somebody, which could have also warped people’s views on certain subjects. With this all in mind, the government had to do all of this very slowly so they could gradually change people’s views on books and such. Which allowed them to restrict thinking and make people think whatever they want. A great example of this would be when Montag read aloud poetry to Mildred and her friends and one of them started to get really angry at him, and then he mentions all of the things she’s done (multiple abortions,
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