Is Fahrenheit 451 Relevant Today

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“Stuff your eyes with wonder, live as if you'd drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It's more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.” -Ray Bradbury. I believe that Fahrenheit 451 can still be relevant to today’s society, even though it was written almost 65 years ago. This is because of the modern references, the realistic descriptions and imagery, and his belief that books are the most important thing anyone can have. Ray Bradbury was an important man and had lots of ideas about what the future could look like if books became obsolete. His ideas made people question about what the future could really hold is store for us, and brought meaning to books through his descriptive writing. Some of these ideas that opened people’s eyes was through the modern references that have eventually come true. In Fahrenheit 451, he talks about a device called “parlor walls”, these were modeled after TV’s and in present day ours fit his description, big enough to fill a wall and futuristic. Another prediction was the device “seashells” or “thimble radios”, these were modeled after current day bluetooth headphones which we use to …show more content…

In the book, the prevalent theme is loneliness, he explains by showing that constantly paying attention to the screens around you, rather than the life around you can ‘dull’ someone down and make them lonely without them even realizing themselves. Another theme that can be found in the book is animal imagery, this can be explored right away because in the opening paragraph the burning book pages are compared to birds trying to fly away, the ‘snake’ is used to save Mildred’s life, and the biggest one is the Mechanical Hound, which is seen as a dominant presence throughout the book. The imagery expresses the importance of nature in life, the lack of nature, or the manipulation of nature can cause death and

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