Fahrenheit 451 Warning Analysis

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Written Warning The sci-fi novel Fahrenheit 451, written by Ray Bradbury, is a warning to Americans. The characters of the novel are Montag, a fireman, Mildred, Montag’s wife, and Captain Beatty, Montag’s fire captain. Some of the characters in the novel stand out more than others. In the novel, Mildred and her friends sit in the parlor all day and watch television. The walls are filled with a screen that plays senseless television shows. The novel Fahrenheit 451 is a warning to Americans predicting more people will become suicidal, watch television all day, and that our brains will be full of nothing but senseless thoughts if all books are gone. The novel warns Americans that the suicide rate will increase if people stop reading and are not aware of the outside world. At the beginning of the novel when Montag goes home and finds Mildred ghostly looking and pale he looks in the sleeping pill bottle to find that the full bottle is now empty (11). After calling for help, Montag is surprised at how fast they pumped Mildred’s stomach out. One of the medics said they receive nine or ten calls a night just like Mildred’s (13). If society today turns out like the society in the novel, people will be over-dosing with their medicine. In the novel, Montag says people murder each other for fun…show more content…
Without books, life is just a speck of nothing. Reading books and being educated affects people more than they realize. (600)Also in the novel are other predictions by Ray Bradbury about the future, some of which have come true. Without books and education, the world will be full of people whose brains have no useful knowledge of the world. As George RR Martin once said, “A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one. Fahrenheit 451 should encourage readers to keep reading books to keep society
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