Relationships In Fahrenheit 451

621 Words3 Pages
Fahrenheit 451 “I don’t try to describe the future. I try to prevent it” (Bradbury). Ray Bradbury’s book Fahrenheit 451 is about a future that he wished to provoke. He wanted to warn society not to abandon valuable knowledge such as literature. His dystopic novel is about a future world where books are outlawed and firemen have rather different jobs. Although our society today and Bradbury’s illustration of a future society are in many ways contradicting, they share multiple similarities.
Every civilization has cultivated its own set of laws and orders. Those of Fahrenheit 451 are seemingly contrasting to the customs in our world today. “Established, 1790, to burn English-influenced books in the colonies” (Bradbury 32). In the world
…show more content…
Qualities within a culture's view of relationships often vary. In Fahrenheit 451 you choose a spouse whom you then stay with. This is similar to how relationships function in our world. However, in Fahrenheit 451 relationships are given less worth. When you marry, you don’t wed for love. In the book Montag and his wife Mildred do not even remember how they met each other. In our world most companionships are meaningful and genuine. Nevertheless there are still plenty of relationships in our present world that do not share the same facets. Relationships are something that everyone has and are very prominent in our lives. Sadly, in both our current world and in Fahrenheit 451 there are empty and meaningless relationships.
Ray Bradbury's intention for Fahrenheit 451 was to warn us about what could become of society. Unfortunately, our world and the dystopia Bradbury conceived have some similarities. Despite that, our world has not lost many of the values Bradbury wished to preserve. Our fireman for instance, do not burn literature but save others from fires. Fahrenheit 451 is a demonstration of how critical it is that we protect priceless commodities such as literature. It is meant to show us not to desert knowledge but to treasure

More about Relationships In Fahrenheit 451

Open Document