Papers On Fahrenheit 451

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Paper burns at 451 degrees Fahrenheit, which is why Ray Bradbury titled his book Fahrenheit 451. This book mentions a dystopian society where firefighters burn books instead of putting out fires. The main character, Montag, realizes that his actions as a firefighter are wrong, and becomes a fugitive running from the police. Fahrenheit 451 is the most “messed up” text that was read by Ms. Troxel’s third period class because this future could happen to society. Fahrenheit 451 is messed up because, in Montag’s society, the government believes knowledge is bad. The government tries to control and limit the knowledge of the people by burning books that hold history and will take great measures to destroy the books. When talking about his job, Montag …show more content…

Clarisse, a unique girl who Montag meets, is seen as embarrassing and dangerous, simply for wanting more knowledge and wanting to be unique. For example, firefighter Captain Beatty stated, “She didn't want to know how a thing was done, but why. That can be embarrassing. You ask Why to a lot of things and you wind up very unhappy indeed, if you keep at it. The poor girl's better off dead,” (Bradbury) when talking about Clarisse. People in society see Clarisse and any person who wants to be unique as strange and weird. People in this society are also brainwashed because people focused so much on television that people cared more about the families in the TV than their own families. Montag’s wife, Mildred, called the television her family. “No matter when (Beatty) came in, the walls were always talking to Mildred.” (Bradbury). This means that Mildred was always watching television instead of spending time with her husband because she cares more about the show than her husband. This is messed up because people should be able to be unique and not be judged, and it is messed up that people care more about television than real …show more content…

Troxel’s class, therefore making it the most messed up. The society believes that knowledge is bad. Since the society is so messed up in this book, the reader can learn that knowledge needs to be kept in society because this war filled world determined knowledge as bad, when the world will not end up so terrible if knowledge was kept. Readers can determine that they should spend less time on social media, because social media brainwashes people into becoming involved with lives that aren’t theirs, like the Kardashians, and therefore people could care more about famous people than people in their real lives, and end up in a messed up society like Fahrenheit 451. This is important because society needs to learn from the mistakes of Fahrenheit 451’s society and learn what not to

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