Life In Oscar Wilde's Fahrenheit 451

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“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all” (Oscar Wilde). Life being richly lived has many definitions to everyone. Some believe that it has something to do with God and church, while others believe that you should live life to the fullest of your abilities and do things that make you happy. In Fahrenheit 451, life as we might perceive it is meaningless, from the ways technology controls their lives and the way that they entertain themselves. They've evolved to a point where books are useless, people don’t care about their significant other dying, and they could care less about their children. We are slowly starting to become like the people in Fahrenheit 451 in the ways of how we use technology. For example,…show more content…
As by the one, health is preserved, strengthened, and invigorated: by the other, virtue (which is the health of the mind) is kept alive, cherished, and confirmed” (Joseph Addison). In modern society, we stray away from books more and more everyday. Kids are getting their own Ipads and computers in school, and the books we have are put away to gather dust. Silent reading isn’t done much anymore, so all of the good books in the library are not being used and public libraries seem pointless. You can find every book or source that you need online in this day. Now, we aren’t as serious as they are in the book about reading and censorship, but now parents are complaining about books like Of Mice and Men, and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, because of the language that is used. People need to read these books, so that they learn the history, and it should make them uncomfortable because it was not a good time in history and they need to learn about how racist and terrible it was for some…show more content…
Kids just stay inside and play on Ipads or watch TV, instead of being outside and enjoying the weather. Divorce rates are at 50% in the United States. People just marry to do it anymore. Love doesn’t mean anything anymore and people are lazy. Everytime that we change something or ban a book, we are one step closer to Fahrenheit 451. We can’t evolve to the point where books are useless to us. We need to learn to truly love each other and to love you children also, so that we can stay as far away from being like Fahrenheit 451, and live all of our lives to the
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