How Does Fahrenheit 451 Change

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Make a Change Ray Bradbury wrote a neat little book that you might have heard a time or two, Fahrenheit 451. When Bradbury wrote the novel, he made the setting of the book sometime after 1990. Guy Montag is the main character in Fahrenheit 451, and he is a fireman. The futuristic firefighters are a little different than the firefighters we know and love today because they set books on fire rather than put fires out. Guy meets a teenage girl named Clarisse who changes his outlook on life and makes him want to read and gain knowledge. Unfortunately, that was frowned upon in the society he lived in, so he had to be sneaky. Eventually, he was caught and forced to set his home as well as his books on fire. He then killed his boss then escaped a huge police manhunt. After escaping the police, he joined up with other scholars and tried to save his city. Although Bradbury sets the story in a distant future, his goal is to make readers aware of some …show more content…

All the men would go to work while the women would stay at home and watch TV. Going against how the government or the rest of society wants you to act is a sin. Sometimes it even gets you killed by others simple-mindedness and stupidity. Like if you just want to go for a pleasant, peaceful walk, you may be killed by the spending drivers with no regard for human life. In today's society, those who dress differently at school are often bullied and made fun of. Another example of conformity in today's society is bathing. I guess it is showing good hygiene, but if a person does not shower every day that doesn't make them weird. If you don't want to bathe every day, do not. “I’m antisocial they say. I don’t mix. It’s so strange. I’m very social indeed. It all depends on what you mean by social doesn’t it?” (Bradbury p.22). That was a quote from Clarisse, and it just goes to show that if you do not do what everyone else does, you get labeled as something you might not necessarily

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