Fahrenheit 451 Dystopian Society Essay

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Once there was a lonely man, his name unknown to the world. All his life he wondered what his purpose was. He dreamed of becoming a Broadway singer and actor, but he could not. His society restricted and made him work a job for the good of the society. They made him work as a handyman instead. As a result, he would be cursed with crippling depression because he could never do what he wanted. This brief story shows the true face of a dystopian society. Dystopias restrict freedoms and in the end leads to the breakdown of society. It is important to always be aware of the possible sign of a dystopia and stop them from happening, but sometimes no matter what people do their beloved world takes a turn for the worst. In the inspiring story of “Fahrenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury, the motif fear or lack thereof clearly illustrates the devastating impacts dystopia can have on society. Bradbury demonstrates such calamitous impact on humanity via, through the fear of literature, the fear of new things, and finally the creation of a false sense security by people’s lack of knowledge of what is truly happening in their modern world. To begin, Bradbury first describes the powerful motif of fear and how it helps portray dystopia by displaying the characters dismay for books. He explains this…show more content…
The most important lesson one can learn from the powerful novel of Fahrenheit 451 is that in life people should always stay true to themselves no matter what. The minute people give up even the most basic freedom is a freedom they can never get back. In order to escape the disastrous effects of an unrelenting dystopia is to prevent them in first place and the only way to do this is to protect the basic freedoms people are blessed to have
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