The Importance Of Novels In Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury

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Books are a significant part of human culture, society and adored by almost everyone.
In Ray Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451”, it imagines a future without them. As technology progresses, the government has eliminated most of the ways of the past(including books and all literature) by creating lies through propaganda. Firemen burn books, instead of stopping fires. Montag is a fireman with a wife. His wife, Mildred, watches television all day, while Montag has to make a living to support the two. One evening, Montag trudges home from work and has an odd conversation with a queen teenage girl named Clarisse. Soon, evening after evening, Montag keeps having conversations with Clarisse. Through these conversations, lies the government has replaced as truth are exposed within his mind. After witnessing a woman sacrifice herself for her library of books, Montag smuggles one in his uniform to discover why they are banned. Is it possible for lies to be exposed when truth comes to light. Yes, it is possible for lies to be exposed when truth comes to light. As the protagonist, Guy Montag discovers the truth in books when the idea of questioning his society’s motives is introduced. Clarisse McClellan asks Montag(during their first conversation), are houses not fireproof. With confidence, he responds,”No. Houses have always been fireproof, take my word for it.(PG.6)” Montag’s experience in being a fireman, has misled him into thinking houses are fireproof. Although the lie he has
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