Summary Of Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451

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“While the books went up in sparkling whirls and blew away on a wind turned dark with burning” (Bradbury, Ray 3). Montag is a fireman that does not put out fires, he starts them. Montag lives in a dystopian society where books are illegal to have and read. Books make people think and question things which can give them opposite sides to choose from which can make people become unhappy and worried. The government does not want people to be unhappy and worried so they burn all of the books. Montag burns the books and houses with books in them. Houses are fireproof but the inside memories are all destroyed. He does this to make others happy but Montag himself is not happy. Through Ray Bradbury’s book Fahrenheit 451 Montag and his wife Mildred…show more content…
According to Bradbury Montag is not in love, “’What a shame,’ she said, ‘You’re not in love with anyone’”(Bradbury, 22). One of Montag and Mildred’s similarities is neither of them are loved. They do not love each other even though they are married. Mildred believes that her television ‘family’ loves her, “’Millie? Does the White Clown love you?’ No answer” (Bradbury, 77). It is impossible for Mildred’s television shows like White Clown to actually love her. Inanimate objects cannot have feelings such as love. Mildred says that her television ‘family’ loves her to makes up for the love that she does not have with Montag or anyone else. Mildred is so obsessed with technology that she, like everyone else in society, is anti-social to everyone and everything around her. Loving relationships cannot be formed if a person does not make an effort to love the other person. A relationship has to have effort from both people to make it work. Montag cannot love or be loved by Mildred because she is so consumed by technology. Technology can put a wall up between people. Mildred wants more technology to become even more distant and anti-social, “’How long you figure before we save up and get the fourth
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