Throughout all of time, the government has tried to control society. This is expressed in Fahrenheit 451, a book by Ray Bradbury. This book is following a guy’s life named Montag, a fireman but instead of putting out fires and saving people like one should, he burns books. Montag’s unique life begins when he meets a young woman, not even seventeen years old, who believes that people should have the right to their own opinions, instead of their society’s manipulation. In Fahrenheit 451, people are unable to own books because the government fears that the reader’s free thoughts could take away their influence. So, there were people, such as Montag, that burned the books that the government forced society to fear. When Montag meets Clarisse, she inspires him to read the books that he has been burning for about 10 years. At one point, shortly after Montag and the other firemen burn down a house with books also being occupied with an old lady that refused to leave, he says to his wife “there must be something in books, things we can’t imagine, to make a woman stay in a burning house” (Bradbury 51). People were discouraged to own books from the punishments of those caught from owning illegal books. The punishments included being sent to an asylum, expelled from society, or even killed. There was a different opinion in the manipulated society about people that owned books such as Mildred, Montag’s wife, who states after she finds out that Montag has been hoarding books after he…
Bradbury built on the Nazi story to tell the story of Fahrenheit 451.
Burning books is one way that authorities use to control people. Restricting peoples free expression either by burning books forbidding words or making rules that keep People from enjoying physical freedom are other ways two. For an example I am a Skater, and to me freedom means being free to enjoy the exhilarating feeling that Skateboarding gives me. Therefore Fahrenheit 451 is a very personal book to me.
Montag met a…
Honors Communications III
25 August 2014
Ray Bradbury conveys and explains the internal conflict of Guy Montag is several different ways. Bradbury uses a great deal of figurative language to portray Montag’s inner conflict to the readers. Bradbury also uses many examples of imagery to demonstrate Montag’s conflict.
Bradbury’s figurative language throughout the passage helped show the readers what Montag is thinking and feeling. At the beginning of the…
January 23, 2013
Ray Bradbury’s novel Fahrenheit 451 is set in the future where there is not enough time and where curiosity and inquisitive thinking is strongly discouraged. The selected passage reveals a young teen’s friendship with an adult and her ability to help him with self-discovery. Clarisse gave Montag something he was looking for, but could have never found on his own.
Clarisse is a seventeen year old girl who knows she is different from her…
In Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, Montag is a fireman who burns houses down rather than putting fires out. In his society, books are a disgrace, and they are forbidden without question. While returning home one night, Montag encounters his neighbor, Clarisse, who asks him peculiar questions about his life such as if he is happy with his life. Montag arrogantly believes her thoughts about him are silly. The next day at the station, he notices the Mechanical Hound, a beast whose…
In Fahrenheit 451, their society believes that everyone should be the same. The book
says, "We must all be alike. Not everyone born free and equal, as the Constitution says, but
everyone made equal." (Bradbury, 58). This shows that they do not allow anyone to be different
and be their own person. One way they do this is by burning books to hide the differences in
people. Books help violate the idea that everyone is created equal by advancing one's knowledge,
Laura SokolowskiGroup 73
Work presented to
Mrs. Sylvia Renaud
For the Secondary Four Enriched course
College Saint-Alexandre de la Gatineau
September 12th, 2014
I think that in our society, an “antisocial” person means he or she is unwilling or unable to associate in a normal or friendly way with other people and also dislikes the company of others. In Fahrenheit 451, an “antisocial” person means that he or she is not-conform to what the…
A review of Fahrenheit 451
Fahrenheit 451 was written by 60 years. It is the oldest science fiction of all novels has been read for me. The imagination of this book still makes me admirable. Such as TV well, the show can interaction in time and some telephone or radio in the ears. All of them still can shake the people live in 2012. Fahrenheit 451: the temperature at which book paper catches fire, and burns. Of course, burning books is the central premise upon which the story unfolds. Guy Montag…
Literature and Writing
Quality of Ideas (1)
In Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury presents a world where books are illegal, and burned if found. Right now Faber is talkingtalks to Montag about Montag’s desire of books; Faber tells Montag that Montag wants the quality ideas that are in the books, and not the books themselves. In addition to Montag’s desire, Faber tells Montag that all the quality ideas Montag wants are created before Montag’s time. The quality ideas…
this happening. But imagine if a government became so ruthless that they began to kill off the educated population and destroy the fundamental roots of traditional education and learning. Bradbury takes this idea to a whole new level in his book “Fahrenheit 451”, in which he depicts a government that burns all the books in it so that it can cut off
The fuel to education and self-thought. Fire, a central theme in this novel, provides the basic metaphors for this book to develop. The ambivalent associations…
You are a very quiet person in class. I never here you talk that much. However, you bring good discussions to talk about in class. You are very intelligent and very enjoyable. To start off, the book, Fahrenheit 451 was a fascinating book. It had included a big theme of censorship. Censorship was a tremendously important theme in this book. For instance, in the book they had said that books were banned in the future. However, there was so logical explanation. They just did not care…