Society In Fahrenheit 451

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People don’t want perfection, they want to be content with life. But ignoring the real troubles does not mean that society is content, it means society is oblivious. By society not taking action towards the problems in the world, that is no better than the people in the book Fahrenheit 451. Ray Bradbury wrote a cautionary tale putting his prediction of the future into the book Fahrenheit 451. His prediction was that people would become so absorbed to their “barber shop families” and “seashell radios” (Bradbury) that they have no concept of world problems. This world could be classified as an anti utopia, which means a world that has problems but only the people from the outside can see them. In history society ignored the concentration camps back in World War II, humanity is destroying the earth, a screwed up educational system in America, and have become oblivious to what has become of society.
With this comes ignorance, which society is full of. In 1939, World War II began, which started the rise of Nazi Germany under Adolf Hitler’s rule. With the war, Jews were hunted down in Germany like an animal, then thrown into concentration camps. These Jews were placed into one of the 20,000 concentration camps spread around the country, most separated from their families. While this was all occurring, a child named Elie Wiesel was placed in a concentration camp with his father,
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In the US alone, “ Each year 1.2 trillion gallons of untreated sewage, stormwater, and industrial waste are dumped into US water” (Chambers). If this world was so perfect like some people have come to believe, then why is society killing it off? One third of the natural world has been killed off by humans in the past three decades. That shows that people have become so lazy and ignorant, that humanity does not seem to care about future generations and keeping this world habitable, it 's all about now, not
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