How Does Fahrenheit 451 Relate To The Book

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Throughout this novel we see just how important books really are and the knowledge that can be obtained from reading them. In writing Fahrenheit 451 the author, Ray Bradbury, really knew how to relate the novel to the things going on in today 's day and time. Throughout the novel we read stories about how the firemen and other characters are trying to make everyone equal. In their attempt to do this they are burning every book they can find, and we can relate to this because even though our government now is not burning books they are doing everything they can to keep the working class equal to the nonworking class. In this novel we see a lot of times where Montag does not love his wife anymore because she gets so caught up in their society …show more content…

"We must all be alike. Not everyone born free and equal, as the Constitution says, but everyone made equal. Each man the image of every other; then all are happy, for there are no mountains to make them cower, to judge themselves against. So! A book is a loaded gun in the house next door. Burn it. Take the shot from the weapon." A book gives you power over everyone else and to make everyone equal they must eliminate all books. Books allow you to learn and become smarter which makes you apparently better than your neighbor. "I don 't want to change sides and just be told what to do. There 's no reason to change if I do that." Montag does not want to change to become equal to the rest of the people. He would rather keep breaking the law by hiding books so that way he could be different. This book is great description and example of how things are set up and going now a days. Our society focuses too much on making things fair and equal and not allowing people to be them own selves. Burning books takes away people 's right, their happiness, and knowledge. Ray Bradbury does a really good job of relating things from that day in time to now. Even though he doesn 't come right out and say it we see stories in the novel that easily relate to now. This novel shows the importance of books and all the knowledge that can be obtained

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