Ray Bradbury’s love for fantasy encouraged him to become a writer and to publish many books. Fahrenheit 451 is one of the many books that Bradbury published. This distopic, futuristic novel is based when color TV was hot. The Cold War was in play as well so, mix up Cold War with color TV and you get the scenery for Fahrenheit 451. You’ll get the fear that the government will step up and control anybody’s personal things that they do every day. What I’ll be talking about is my perspective of how good or bad this book came out to be.
This book uses a lot of repetition in which at times I can’t understand or depict on what it’s trying to say. For example: “fool, Montag, fool, fool, oh God you silly fool…..” here it uses fool as the repetitive, but this sentence I can understand it clearly. Another is, “the old man would go on with this talking and this talking, drop by drop, stone by stone, flake by flake.” (Pages ...view middle of the document...
There were many good and bad scenes in this book but mostly bad. For one Montag had finally had a friend Clarisse McClellan. But when he got a chance to be good friends she disappears for good and not a trace of her is found. “Five, six, seven days. And, then, Clarisse was gone. He didn’t know what there was about the afternoon, but it was not seeing her somewhere in the world. The lawn was empty, the trees empty, the street empty, and while at first he did not even know he missed her or was even looking for her, the fact was that by the time he reached the subway, there were vague stirrings of dis-ease in him.”(Page 29). A good one is when Montag had finally came to a conclusion about what was he going to do about this non thinkable world.
Faber a “retired” English professor still have a lot of books stashed secretly over the years and had talked to Montag before but when Montag came to visit Faber and was terrified that Montag knew he has books but instead came to aid him in a book conversation. Faber introduced Montag to a brilliant idea of stashing books in the fire department then burn the building down and stash some books in the firemen’s houses and burn them to the ground. Captain Beatty is the fire chief and boos of Montag he reads books then burn them afterwards and hides the “knowledgeable” side. Beatty hates books all of his life but yet he reads them and thinks that it’s nothing but lies on a piece of paper. Beatty ends up dying by Montag’s hands and burns him like the books he burns.
When everyone found out that Montag was a criminal they send they hound to look for him but Montag was smart he borrowed some of Faber’s clothes to cover his scent. When Montag was free he found a couple of homeless people and found out that they were just like him, knowledgeable of books and thought differently of the world today.
Fahrenheit 451 is a must read book and it’s really interesting to see that in this book “books” are not allowed and must be burned. All in all what happens in this book is for other people to read, so this is a really good book to read I would recommend it to someone so they can read.