Society Exposed In Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury

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As Ray Bradbury once said, “ You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.” Fahrenheit 451 written by Ray Bradbury is a fictional novel about a fireman named Guy Montag. This fireman has one job not to extinguish fires, but to start them himself. In Montag’s society it is against the law to read books for the information they carry is dangerous. Ever since the houses were declared fire proof the government assigned this new task to fireman. If you were found with a book in your possession the book along with your house would go up in flames. If a fireman had possession of a book he/she would get a 24 hour timespan to burn the books themselves. In this time period the captain sends a mechanical hound that kills or imputes the target. Anyone from today’s society would think that they couldn’t be …show more content…

Thats a mistake Montag’s society has similar technology as us for example, Montage explains, “Late in the night Montag looked over at Mildred she was awake.There was a tiny dance of melody in the air, her seashell was in her ear again”(Bradbury 42). Those seashells are common earbuds today, the way she had them in her ears and was listening to music at the sametime. People in today’s society also go to sleep while listening to music. To demonstrate, Montag put into words, “They had this machine. They had to machines really. One of them slid down into your stomach like a black cobra down and sucked out the green matter while the other one replaced the infected blood”(Bradbury 14). Here Mildred tried to commit suicide by overdosing on pills. There are some cases in today’s society where people overdose as she did. In both societies they use a stomach pumping machine to clean out the blood and replace it saving a life. Technology is advancing in every society, there is no limit and never will

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