How Is Fahrenheit 451 Different From Modern Day Society

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During the reading of Fahrenheit 451, I noticed that there are many similarities and differences in every aspect of life. Mostly they have differences because the way they live their lives and the rules they must follow are the complete opposite from our society. For example, when Montag started to think separately from the others, they had him under arrest for wanting to keep the books instead of burning them. I agree with Montag’s thinking because the society doesn’t even want to try to feel at all. Fahrenheit 451 is different from modern day society in multiple ways but three of them are books and education, families, and how they live. In the book Fahrenheit 451, firemen burn books which stops future generations from creating a larger …show more content…

In Fahrenheit 451, the mothers get a divorce and then move onto the next husband, plug their children into the television, and have caesarean sections instead of natural delivery so they don’t have to be so close to their own children. Montag, after being against society, hates how the mothers are treating their families and not caring at all about their children. This is shown in Fahrenheit 451, “I plunk the children in school nine days out of ten. I put up with them when they come home three days a month; it’s not bad at all. You heave them into the ‘parlor’ and turn the switch. It’s like washing clothes; stuff laundry in and slam the lid.” (Bradbury, 92-93) The quote stated here shows that people (mostly mothers) do not care about their children or families but they do it just to populate society. In modern day society, people have real feelings and care deeply about people especially when they get to know them on a personal level. People in a modern day society spend as much time as they possibly can with others so they can make memories no matter if they are good or bad. Making memories, in a modern day society, is what makes us have certain feelings and determines on how much we can take when something traumatic or amazing happens to us. Education and families is not where they similarities and differences end with these two

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