Role Of Individualism In Fahrenheit 451

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In Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury describes a dystopian world in which society has become hostile to knowledge and literature because it threatens to bring out the differences amongst individuals. This attitude towards literature and books has made reading an illegal activity. This change in attitude towards books provides changes not only in the society but also in the individual; the lack of emotion and the lack of individualism are prevalent throughout the text. Although the problematic effects Bradbury predicted for humanity and the self are not likely to become this extreme, with the decline in reading and mass media becoming the center of attention it is not hard to see how close our future is beginning to look like that of Fahrenheit
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