Fahrenheit 451 War Analysis

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The Relationship Between Knowledge and War What does the future hold for the United States? In the book Fahrenheit 451, written by Ray Bradbury, Bradbury focuses on a dystopian society that could one day be the United States. Through the text, the authors warns readers of the future of society. Fahrenheit 451 focuses on a society that is deprived of books. Without books, knowledge will start to dwindle, along with relationships between people and a rise of hate and war in the world. Living in a society with decreasing knowledge can be difficult. As Montag continued to read books, he realized “nobody listens any more”(82). The people around him would watch the television or stay isolated to themselves. Montag had said, “I just want someone to hear what I have to say. And maybe if I talk long enough, it'll make sense. And I want you to teach me to understand what I read”(82). The population has became lethargic to the idea of learning. Montag wanted to learn and understand from the books, knowledge was losing its importance in life. The meaning of happiness was changing daily, as people began to grow farther apart. Montag fell as a victim of unhappiness, “he was not happy. He wore his happiness like a mask” (12). Montag is focused on something that is no longer a necessity in life and does not…show more content…
When people finally realize there is a problem, it can be too late to change. If too late, such strong hatred can turn into a war, seen in this society. The society experienced much war, “Patience, Montag. Let the war turn off the 'families.' Our civilization is flinging itself to pieces. Stand back from the centrifuge. There has to be someone ready when it blows up” (87). They are willing to tear each other apart because of the position they have put themselves in through hate. War can not only tear people apart, but also destroy things produced from past generations and made for the future

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