Theme Of Corruption In Fahrenheit 451

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Fahrenheit 451 Essay In Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 society is corrupt. People only know what the government wants them to know and the government is controlling this by making everyone believe communication is bad. Also the people have little knowledge because books have been outlawed and destroyed. By not having knowledge the people believe anything the government tells them but what they don’t know is that there are major wars going on that are getting covered up. There is still hope though because there are people like Clarisse, Montag, and faber that are trying to relight the fire that encouraged book reading. Ray Bradbury describes a society that reflects trends of modern world and what he fears is the direction it is taking, and he wants the reader to compare the book to society today so that the reader can see the things that relate to each other and see the things that are different. Early in the book Montag meets Clarisse. Bradbury used the character Clarisse to describe what’s wrong with their society and she does this when she says stuff like “I sometimes think drivers …show more content…

The problem was he was missing something and he didn’t know what it was. This got him into reading books and once he did that he realised that books needed to be saved. Then he felt it was necessary to share his new found knowledge with his wife’s friends and decided to read them a poem. When he read them the poem one of the ladies got very sad “They sat, not touching her, bewildered with her display. She sobbed uncontrollably. Montag himself was stunned and shaken.” (100). The poem reminded her of her husband who was off at war and because of the poem she realized he was in danger. If people still read they would know the truth about war and would try to stop it not support it. It’s the same as in our society today because people don’t always understand how bad war is and they want our country to go fight in

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