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Howard R. Stephens Jr.
Dr. Cruz
ENG 2115

Fahrenheit 451
Fahrenheit 451 is a brilliant fictional book written by Ray Bradbury in 1954. It is about future American people that do not know or pay attention to education, but rely entirely on technology. In relation to our past generation, people would have never felt this society would relate to our world. As our generation goes on you can start to relate Fahrenheit 451 to today’s society. There are certain things that are out of reach for our society, and then there are certain things that hit our society right on the head. Our society today is more concentrated on technology as in Fahrenheit 451. By Fahrenheit 451 being a fictional book it is almost unreal that it relates so well to our society today.
The main character Montag is a fireman whose job is to go around town and torch books. Books in this futuristic society are banned. Society in this book forces people to drive recklessly, watch more than enough television on wall-size sets, and listen to the radio with ear attachments to their ears. At the beginning Montag has no doubt that society is right. As the story goes along he meets a young girl named Clarisse McClellan. Clarisse McClellan helps him realize the hollowness of his job and life with her constant and intriguing questions, love of nature and people, and her gentleness. Montag goes through a tough time a few days later. Montag’s wife, Mildred, tries to commit suicide by consuming a canteen of sleeping pills. Then, Montag gets a call that an old woman was hiding literature books in her home. Montag was puzzled of the old woman because she decided to be burned alive with her books. Couple days later, Montag hears breaking news that a speeding car has killed Clarisse. These early situations in Montag’s life really shook him up. His discomfort with his life has increased, and he begins to

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