Ray Bradbury, a Pulitzer Prize winner, is one of the most notable authors of the 20th century. Although he wrote over 30 novels and countless of other writings, his novel, Fahrenheit 451, is his claim to fame. Fahrenheit 451 is a novel about a faux utopia without books. His novel is a critical thinking piece that criticizing censorship. Ray Bradbury’s cultural significance stems from his audacious nerve to simply release his novel.
In a society where books are burned, an unlikely hero Montag is awakened. In this dystopian society, Guy Montag gives us a perspective to a dark, but changing without much Montag must guide himself through a civilization of lucid vegetables. Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury, predicts a shocking future where parlor walls and violence have taken over the social life of civilians as the corrupted government promotes and restricts knowledge. At first Montag is depicted as a dense character that takes everyone’s word for it, until he faces an internal conflict he never thought of, his happiness.
Setting: The story is set in Uz, during the time of the patriarchs which was around 2100 to 1900 BC, Main Character: The story consists of three main characters, Job, God, and Satan. Job is an upright individual who was blessed by god with a generous amount of wealth. God is the almighty figure, while Satan is the ruler of evil. Summary/Conflict: Job remains a loyal servant to God, however Satan speculates that Job’s faith is due to the prosperity that God provided for him.
Identical to Fahrenheit 451, the society today is in a great deal of trouble with technology overpowering books. In recent years, reading has drastically declined due to people wanting to watch TV instead. CBS News explains, “Only 47 percent of American adults read "literature" (poems, plays, narrative fiction) in 2002, a drop of 7 points from a decade earlier. Those reading any book at all in 2002 fell to 57 percent, down from 61 percent... The likely culprits, according to the report: television, movies and the Internet” (Shetty) .
Modernization of technology limited the freedom to think for one’s self. It has caused the people of the world to rely solely on orders and rules without thinking of the consequences of those actions. The technology once used to enhance your daily life, now runs it. All people who have succumbed to the advancement of technology have given up their freedom to think, and their ability to live life like it was meant to be lived.
In 1953, Ray Bradbury published the book Fahrenheit 451. While reading this enjoyable novel in class and at home, I noticed that Bradbury put multiple predictions throughout the novel. As this book is based in a futuristic time, _? As we are advancing in technology, it wouldn't be a terrible idea if we utilized this book as a window to what the future of America can be. Fahrenheit 451 is based around the character Guy Montag, usually just nicknamed Montag.
Isolation Caused by Technology As innovations in society are introduced, as well as technological advancements, obsession with technology increases and deteriorates relationships between individuals. This idea in literature can be seen in Ray Bradbury’s novel, Fahrenheit 51, through “Is Technology Making People Less Sociable?” by Larry Rosen. In a futuristic society that is portrayed in the novel, it seems that many old values have been removed and replaced by meaningless values with the idea of censorship.
Fahrenheit 451, originally a novel, depicts the time of censorship and large industrial development. In this futuristic American society, firefighters burnt books rather than extinguishing fires. The government banned books and depicted them to be useless, offensive and more severely, mind ruining. Moreover, the libraries disappeared and teachers did not teach students to think but rather to memorize and follow instructions. The protagonist, Guy Montag, who undoubtedly worked as a fire fighter later saw through the government’s suppression after talking with an unusual woman, Clarisse.
Analysis of the story Fahrenheit 451 One of the biggest questions people tend ask themselves is the one th8at no one can seem to answer, that question is how all these technological advancements are going to affect our future an if its for better or for worse. Even with all the new technology this question will never get answered. People cant seem to get over the old ways which isn’t particularly bad thing, but even with people doing the old thing it seems like the next day the newest technology comes out and that pace will never end. All the modern day stuff that comes our way, Ray Bradbury the writer of the famous novel Fahrenheit 451 made a story that is shockingly in a lot of ways dead on about modern day society. The story is briefly about