Theme Of Mass Media In Fahrenheit 451

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Fahrenheit 451 written by Ray Bradbury is a dystopian style book where books are burned and fireman burn them as well as the houses they find them in, the media is everywhere you go blasting their ads at you whenever they can, and cars fly down the road looking like blurs to the people walking next to them.In Fahrenheit 451 we follow Montag a fireman who is married and burns books for a living. Montag begins to have second thoughts about his job after he meets a strange girl called Clarisse who is different from anyone else he has ever met. Montag starts to revolt against the fireman in an effort to save books with the help of a professor named Faber.Fahrenheit 451 has 3 themes used throughout the story. Mass media, conformity vs individuality,…show more content…
Ray Bradbury uses the theme of mass media to show how the U.S.A is persistently filled with media outlets. Conformity vs individuality is used to help show some of the differences between today’s society vs the dystopian society Ray Bradbury created and also uses it to showcase some of the characters in the dystopian society. Mass media is huge today but in Fahrenheit 451 it is out of control major media outlets blast their ads anywhere and everywhere they can. Mass media in Fahrenheit 451 is so much larger compared to what we have today Ray Bradbury took mass media to the next level in Fahrenheit 451. Montag the main protagonist told his wife Mildred to call into his job and tell his boss that he is sick, she calls Montages boss but no avail Montages boss Beatty comes to Montag 's house instead. Captain Beatty sits down and starts talking to Montag telling him that all Fireman go through a time of curiosity of books and why they have to burn them, Beatty then starts to describe the world they live in at the present moment talking about how people’s thoughts are filled with the media outlets messages."Speed up the film, Montag, quick... Uh! Bang! Smack! Wallop, Bing, Bong, Boom! Digest-digests,…show more content…
He also utilizes this theme to show us how the characters evolve throughout the story the characters change in drastic manners the way they act and the way you persevere them as characters.An example of this is that Guy Montag starts off as a man he enjoys what he does for a living burning books and he loves the smell of the kerosene lighter fluid he uses but later in the book it says “Montag is sick the next morning, and the omnipresent stink of kerosene makes him vomit” At the beginning of the book Montag loved the smell and he loved his job but now the smell makes him want to vomit. Montag used to think he was living a happy life but then he met Clarisse and he started to think his life wasn’t that filling, and he thought books were meant for burning but now he wants to save all the books because he thinks they will fill the gap he feels in his life. Guy Montag is the opposite of a static character and undergoes many changes throughout the book and all of those changes would be considered strange or weird because he was being an individual and was thinking for himself instead of just taking

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