Firefighters In Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury

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There is a world where firefighters, who put out fires in the modern world, burn people alive and turn their houses to ashes for simply owning books. This society exists in the novel “Fahrenheit 451”, by Ray Bradbury. In this essay, the world of “Fahrenheit 451” will be compared and contrasted to modern day society.
One difference between “Fahrenheit 451” and the modern world is the firefighters. In “Fahrenheit 451”, firefighters make fires, burning people and their houses for owning and reading books. Firefighters in the modern world put out fires, saving and helping people. In the book, Fahrenheit 451, firefighters look for people who own books and burn their houses down. If the people refuse to leave and go to jail, they either send the mechanical hound after them or burn them alive. This shows that their world is crueler and different. …show more content…

In schools in “Fahrenheit 451”, students watch T.V. and when teachers teach them things, they are expected to learn it instantly. According to the 27th page in the book, “ Being with people is nice. But I don’t think it’s social to get a bunch of people together and then not let them talk, do you? An hour of T.V. class… but do you know, we never ask questions, or a least most don’t; they just run the answers at you.”. In most modern day schools in america, teachers make sure students understand and teachers help the students out if they don’t know what they're supposed to be learning. In that society, this is probably why people don’t know that

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