Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 Literary Analysis

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Being able to predict the future is fascinating yet scary. Ray Bradbury was able to predict future events with a miniscule amount of information. This is fascinating because there is an abundant amount of technology in the world that can be used to hypothesize the likelihood of future events. Some critics argue that the society described in Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 is incredibly similar to today’s society through individuality, however, society in Fahrenheit 451 is different than our society through employment and the education structure. After researching Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, the educational structure elucidates the difference between society within the novel and society of today. For instance, Clarisse states, “An hour of…show more content…
For example, Bradbury claims, “The operator stood smoking a cigarette. The other machine was working, too” (Bradbury 12). Here, after Montag called the hospital, they send two operators that use machines to save Mildred’s life. Interestingly, the use of the word “operator” in medical terms refers to a surgeon. Even though operators are typically referred to as mechanics, it can be inferred that the two men are surgeons because Montag called a hospital in need of help. Notably, in today’s society surgeons requires years of school in order to get to where they are. Furthermore, being an operator indicates that within the society from Fahrenheit 451, education is not needed in order to have a good job working at a hospital. Significantly, this is important because in Fahrenheit 451 operators do not require an education because they use advanced technology. In today’s society operators require an education because they do the majority of their work by hand since technology is not quite advanced. Ultimately, a difference between the society of today and society within the novel is

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