1578 words - 6 pagesRay Bradbury: Fahrenheit451The dystopian novel Fahrenheit451 by Ray Bradbury depicts a tarnished future of the American society. A normality such as owning animals for pets or having balconies are prohibited, although printed books became the most illicit. Guy Montag is a fireman whose job is to extinguish all books and the houses in which they were in.451 degrees Fahrenheit is the temperature in which books burn. During the time Fahrenheit451 was being written, there were several indicators that as society further advances in technology, there is more likelihood that books wouldVIEW DOCUMENT
2558 words - 10 pagesRay Bradbury's novel, "Fahrenheit451", depicts a grim and also quite feasible prediction of a futuristic world. In Bradbury's technology-obsessed society, a clear view of the horrific effects that a fixation for mindlessness would have on a civilization shows through his writing. Being free from worry is encouraged while people who think "outside the box" are swiftly and effectively removed. The technology in Bradbury's society is designed to keep the people uninformed and the vast majorities are happily and voluntarily in their ignorant state. There are many details in this novelVIEW DOCUMENT
1019 words - 4 pagesThe novel Fahrenheit451 by Ray Bradbury takes place in a dystopian society where everything is complete chaos . The main character , Guy Montag , lives in a society where his job as a firefighter includes VIEW DOCUMENT
1248 words - 5 pages would be hard for many of us to survive without it. We rely on things like the TV and the computer to provide us entertainment, and most people today say reading as "boring" or "a waste of time". Although our technology today is not as complicated as it is in Bradbury's novel, we do have many of the items mentioned. We have radio's , and you can find a television set in almost every household. People in Fahrenheit451 would define luxury as 4 or more wall-circuits (TV's that take up entire walls). They would watch TV or listen to the radio all day, without having to interact with anyone or do any work. That is kind of true for the world of today because we all love to just stay home and doVIEW DOCUMENT
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“Where they have burned books, they will end in burning human beings” is a famous quote said by Heinrich Heine, which relates to the concept of book burning, seen in the novel Fahrenheit451. Ray Bradbury uses his unique literary style to write the novel Fahrenheit451; where he brings his readers to a future American Society which consists of censorship, book burning, and completely oblivious families. The novel’s protagonist, Guy Montag, is one of the many firemen who takes pride in starting fires rather than putting them out, until he encounters a seventeen-year-old girl named Clarisse McClellan. As the novel progresses, the reader is able to notice what Clarisse’sVIEW DOCUMENT
543 words - 2 pagesWe are reading a classic bestseller by Ray Bradbury entitled Fahrenheit451.Guy Montag is a fireman who's job is to burn books. Guy violates the rules by starting to read this makes many people mad. There is now a whole bunch of problems throughout the department and at home. Each one of the characters can fit into a certain archetype. An archetype is a certain category of personalities for each character. There are many characters in this book that can fit into several different cultural archetypes.I think that VIEW DOCUMENT
1126 words - 5 pagesFahrenheit451 Ray Bradbury 147 pages Setting: The novel takes place in an urban city, in the far future. It is mainly told from the main characters house and his job. The books tells the reader that it is set in a city, one similar to many across the country, and I say it is in the far future because of the advances in technology. The T.V. sets are wall sized and can take up a whole room. Machines do your chores and everything for you. There are radios so tiny you fit them in your ear and firemen set fires instead.Main Character: The main character is a fireman from the distant future named Guy Montag. HeVIEW DOCUMENT
2329 words - 9 pages>emotions, and the ability to think and relate to others. When all these things arecorresponding well, we could say that person has a purposeful life. But, in Ray Bradbury'snovel Fahrenheit451, we learn that when we someone is lacking these things, life becomesmeaningless. In this particular society, no one is searching for passionate life. Thoughenlightenment is everywhere and the earth explodes with inspiration, no one is tearing atthe seams, trying to peek out into the real world from behind the curtains. The earth is fullof beauty andVIEW DOCUMENT
733 words - 3 pages relationships in the book, flowed very well. Montag and Clarisse McClellan communicated very well together and their interaction was sparked by fascination and wonder. This is showed in one incident when they first meet. Montag had a different feeling of Clarisse at first. (Bradbury 8. " You are an odd one"). Her inquisitive thinking made Montag think and it started the base of there interaction and their relationship. (Bradbury 9. " Bet I knowVIEW DOCUMENT
788 words - 3 pagesFahrenheit451One of the biggest issues raised in this book was the ideathat people are starting to forget more about books and what theymean. People have started to take books for granted, insteadof reading books they watch a movie or a program on thetelevision. People do not realize that books, scrolls,manuscripts are a big part of our past.Since the beginning of time, people have been recordingthings they saw, did and took part in on birch bark and latervery primitive paper. People do not realize that without thosescratching on the birch bark that we would have no recollectionof the past. Sure there wouldVIEW DOCUMENT
1019 words - 4 pagesThe novel Fahrenheit451 by Ray Bradbury takes place in a dystopian society where everything is complete chaos . The main character , Guy Montag , lives in a society where his job as a firefighter includes VIEW DOCUMENT
1218 words - 5 pagesFahrenheit451 by Ray Bradbury is a fictional novel about a man who breaks through a brainwashed society and tries to find a truer meaning to his life. The book describes a vivid picture of a world where books are burned as if it was normal. The story mentions that the setting takes place in America, and that the time period is in the future. Fahrenheit451 centers on a fireman, Guy Montag, who burns houses and the books which they are housed. However, because the houses are fireproof Montag is ultimately only burning books. I believe that Ray Bradbury shows a prophecy of an insane future for a modern world and thatVIEW DOCUMENT
710 words - 3 pagesHave you ever paid attention to the title of the chapters in a book? Did you know that they might be significant to the story? In the story Fahrenheit451, one of the things that Ray Bradbury put in his book was the title in each chapter. In this novel each title to the three sections are significant to the general action occurring in that section. The chapter titled " The Hearth and The Salamander" describes theVIEW DOCUMENT
2280 words - 9 pages Arguably, one of Ray Bradbury’s first works, Fahrenheit451, portrays to the reader the negative effects of technology on society. Bradbury believed that academic prosperity was the key to success. He was born in Illinois were. Getting an Education for Ray Bradbury was difficult after high school: “After high school Ray didn’t have any money for college so he went to his local library instead. He went to the library three days a week for ten years” (Ray, Biography). Bradbury personified society’s ignorance in the world into the character Mildred. He used Clarisse McClellan as a symbol of society’s free spirits, through her actions and her crazy personality and he used Guy Montag as man’sVIEW DOCUMENT
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Bradbury’s book, Fahrenheit451, illustrates a future that is remarkably similar to our current society. His science fiction tells the story of a community that relies on technology advancements to guide them in their everyday lives. His characters live in a fast passed society where they don’t read books and instead watch a great deal of TV and drive extremely fast. Bradbury excellently predicts what the world would be like in the future. The outlandish society he illustrates for his time, in many ways, is similar to the society we are living in right now. As consumers we are always demanding more advanced machinery, and because of our histories, we have developed into a much moreVIEW DOCUMENT
776 words - 3 pagesFahrenheit451 by Ray Bradbury displays the hatred he has for the books at the beginning. Guy Montag, a fireman, who burns books for living starts to enjoy books which are not allowed to be kept in the house. Montag has been hiding books in the ventilator grille of the air-conditioning system for long period of time. Montag begins to change after he experiences the scene in front of him, where an alarm had been put. The woman did not want to leave her books, so the fireman burnt her with the books, and it starts to bother Montag. Montag starts hating his job and finds excuses to stay at home and he wanted to quit his job, but Mildred, his wife, did not want him to. Montag starts to readVIEW DOCUMENT
1330 words - 5 pagesFahrenheit451 was written by Ray Bradbury in the early years of the Cold War. Back then, times were changing quickly and society as a whole had a drastic modernization and remodeling. Ray Bradbury felt that society was becoming broken, not as wholesome and respectable like before. Therefore, his book was a critique on society at the time, and it showed his feelings and thoughts of it. The people and civilization at that time was focused on their own happiness, absorbed in their technology. Their main goals in life were to be happy and not have to do anythingVIEW DOCUMENT
784 words - 3 pagesRay Douglas Bradbury, who is considered to be one of America's finest authors, wrote Fahrenheit451. Bradbury was born on August 22, 1920, in Waukegan, Illinois. In his early years, he was fascinated with magic, magicians, and circuses. He also read the series of Books about the Emerald City of Oz and his Aunt Neva read him the tales of Edgar Allen Poe. At the age of eleven, he began his writing career. Bradbury published his first book in 1947; it was entitled Dark Carnival. His career started an upswing that went on for years. Today, Bradbury lives in Los Angeles with fourVIEW DOCUMENT
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The Main Themes of Fahrenheit451. Every story has a variety of different themes, some are more prominent and
some take deeper analysis to discover. As themes help to portray the deeper
meaning of the story and can help the reader find new meaning and morals. The
story Fahrenheit451 has many different themes, such as government harassment,
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738 words - 3 pagesBradbury's Fahrenheit451 accurately portrays a world in which addictive technologies desensitize society and as a result, make them more prone towards inappropriate behaviors.
In today’s society, highly addicting video games involving strong violence and language, explicit sexuality and crime often lead to inappropriate behaviors. Role playing games or RPGs allow us to step into a virtual world, cutting ourselves off from worldly distractions. Nowadays, the age range for people who play these extremely graphic games are anywhere from six to eighteen and are surprisingly hazardous to young children’s health. A study gave a group of players playing a violent video game the chance to blast aVIEW DOCUMENT
885 words - 4 pages According to MailOnline, having lots of friends in real-life, and on social networks, can ultimately make people less sociable, and increase sadness. A lot of people in today's society might consider themselves happy but are actually the opposite. Having a lot of friends makes people feel like they don't need to be an extrovert and can eventually cause them to become unhappy. In the book Fahrenheit451 by Ray Bradbury, the same problem is present in the futuristic society. Almost all of the people in the book are either always on some sort of device or they are so consumed in the robotic society that they never take the time to think about things. This causes a lot of the characters in theVIEW DOCUMENT
751 words - 3 pagesActivity 1 One charge of imaginative literature is to give us insight into the world around us, fellow human beings, and ourselves. The novels Anthem and Fahrenheit451 both hold examples of a world in which people are striped of their individuality. In one sense these novels can be seen as a utopia gone bad. For thought being striped of your individuality is now looked upon as a negative it was meant so that there would be more unityVIEW DOCUMENT
714 words - 3 pagesThe typical utopian world that people dream of consists of freedom, equality and political order. Dystopian fiction, however, is only the illusion of a perfect world. In reality, a dystopia is the complete opposite of a utopian society. It is commonly written to warn the reader of what might come if a certain way of life continues. In Fahrenheit451, Bradbury predicted many issues that plague society today. The larger societal and individual issues Bradbury warns against are the consequences from the lack of social interactions, the spread and focus on technology, and the rise in violence.
When it comes to social interactions in Bradbury’s world, people tend to avoid discussion and otherVIEW DOCUMENT
1661 words - 7 pages Physical, emotional and mental abuse is affected by the entire body. Physical is the outside, mental is the inside, and emotional is even deeper on the inside of the body. The people in this new world deal with this abuse every day. It has become a severe tragedy of what the future might become.
Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit451, describes a whole new world. He demonstrates what the future will be like if new generations do not continue to further their education. This book “teaches us about our recent past, our present, and our own imagined future” with physical abuse (Smolla 896). The new Utopian world started out with major technological advances; “first with photography, then motionVIEW DOCUMENT
1715 words - 7 pagesFahrenheit451 is a literary work of art. It is a novel about censorship and one mans fight against it. The story was written in the fifties, but is set in the future. Ray Bradbury’s prediction of what the future will be like is precise in some aspects, but completely outrageous in others. He pictures the future as a somewhat a dictatorship government. The government controlled everything in their lives. People don’t think either. Technology is made it so that people are given all their information through a television sort of a device that imitates a family. Books are obsolete, so they are burned. Our hero of this story is a “fireman';. Only, theseVIEW DOCUMENT
1038 words - 4 pagesAre you really happy? Or are you sad about something? Sad about life or money, or your job? Any of these things you can be sad of. Most likely you feel discontentment a few times a day and you still call yourself happy. These are the questions that Guy Montag asks himself in the book Fahrenheit451 by Ray Bradbury. In this book people are thinking they are happy with their lives. This is only because life is going so fast that they think they are but really there is things to be sad about. Montag has finally met Clarisse, the one person in his society that stops to smell the roses still. She is the one that gets him thinking about how his life really is sad and he was just moving too fastVIEW DOCUMENT
1278 words - 5 pagesFahrenheit451, is a science fiction novel that written and published by Ray Bradbury in 1953. The concept for the novel began with the 1947 as a short story "Bright Phoenix" that was latter published in the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction in 1963. A movie version of the novel was released in 1966, and a second version is said to begin filming in 2008 (Gioia). The novel shows a future American society in which the people have "dumb themselves down", to the point where education and reading mean nothing. The number "451" refers to the Fahrenheit temperature at which a book or paper ignites and burns. Bradbury has stated that the novel is not about "dumbing down" society; he statesVIEW DOCUMENT
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Symbolism in Fahrenheit451
Ray Bradbury, perhaps one of the best-known science fiction, wrote the amazing novel Fahrenheit451. The novel is about Guy Montag, a ‘fireman’ who produces fires instead of eliminating them in order to burn books (Watt 2). One night while he is walking home from work he meets a young girl who stirs up his thoughts and curiosities like no one has before. She tells him of a world where fireman put out fires instead of starting them and where people read books and think for themselves (Allen 1).
At a bookhouse, a woman chooses to burn and die with her books and afterwards Montag begins to believe that there is something truly amazing in books, something soVIEW DOCUMENT
670 words - 3 pagesIn Fahrenheit451 by Ray Bradbury, we can see a lot of things wrong with the society, things that most people think could happen to us, but is it really that unrealistic? Ray Bradbury didn't think so when he wrote it because he was writing about his own time period, shortly after WWII, but the themes he wrote about are still present today. In the novel Fahrenheit451, Ray Bradbury criticizes illusion of happiness, oppression, and loss of self, not only his fictitious society, but our society in real life, too.
One of the themes he criticizes is illusion of happiness. An example of this is on page 4, where it says “... the fiery still gripped by his face muscles, in the dark. It never wentVIEW DOCUMENT
1558 words - 6 pages“Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives” ~ James Madison
Everyone has ignorance and it will always be present. It is a matter of how knowledge intervenes that judges the outcome. James Madison describes a similar aspect. He mentions knowledge as the power that relieves ignorance and allows people to be their own governors. In Fahrenheit451, the character of Montag is a great example. He is once an ideal, ignorant citizen, but it all changes once he meets Clarisse, who unlocks a vault full of knowledge to him. Moreover, the crave for knowledge grows and Montag meets Faber who helpsVIEW DOCUMENT
603 words - 2 pagesCensorship in Fahrenheit451 In Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit451, the people live in a society full of censorship.Montag, the main character of the story, is inspired by a young girl to question law around him and begins to have doubts about what good they serve. In Fahrenheit451, censorship in the world consists of VIEW DOCUMENT
582 words - 2 pagesWrite an analysis of Fahrenheit451Novels portray issues that the readers can relate to. Some novels bring in themes that we are invited to explore so we understand our world better.Bradbury is a writer who writes futuristic issues that can be related to reality. The issues he examines may not be happening at the time and may not seem real. However, his texts are warnings to society. Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit451VIEW DOCUMENT
1120 words - 4 pages Literary Criticism of Fahrenheit451
Don’t worry, be happy, or at least that’s what everyone in Ray Bradbury’s book Fahrenheit451 thought. No matter what was going on around them, war, crime, or death, they were always happy… Or were they? Ray Bradbury wrote books about censorship in society forming around being censored totally or partially from books and television. In Fahrenheit451 the main character, Montag, is a fireman whose job it is to burn books to keep the public from reading then and coming up with their own thoughts and ideas and not the ideas that the government puts in their heads. Wile he is burning books one day he opens one to read it and becomes obsessed with readingVIEW DOCUMENT
566 words - 2 pagesIn Ray Bradbury's visionary science fiction novel Farenheit 451, the protagonist, Guy Montag, evolves from a character who accepts the laws and expectations of his society without question, to a man who is skeptical of society's true motivation.Initially, Montag's thoughts about burning books mirrors his government role as a fireman, who, ironically sets firesVIEW DOCUMENT
2288 words - 9 pages their lifestyles. This is the society which Ray Bradbury conjures up in Fahrenheit451 using science fictional elements to convey the importance of remembering, freedom of speech, and less reliance on machinery. Science fiction was the best medium to help Bradbury express his ideas because it provides the proper balance of fiction and non-fiction which other genres cannot.
Although science fiction is classified strictly as fiction, it has elements of both non-fiction and fiction. The genre of fiction encompasses mystery, horror, action, fantasy, etc. and the genre of non-fiction can be historically or scientifically based. Science fiction is a blend of fantasy and scientificVIEW DOCUMENT
1297 words - 5 pagesImagine a society where owning books is illegal, and the penalty for their possession—to watch them combust into ashes. Ray Bradbury’s novel, Fahrenheit451, illustrates just such a society. Bradbury wrote his science fiction in 1951 depicting a society of modern age with technology abundant in this day and age—even though such technology was unheard of in his day. Electronics such as headphones, wall-sized television sets, and automatic doors were all a significant part of Bradbury’s description of humanity. Human life styles were also predicted; the book described incredibly fast transportation, people spending countless hours watching television and listening to music, and the minimalVIEW DOCUMENT
3663 words - 15 pages strong foothold in medicine. His books saved thousands of lives as a result we are here.
Just like a picture a book is also a thousand words. Every time it is read, it will be different. It gives one the ability to think freely and act upon it as he wills. A movie is someone else’s creation, but a book is a self made movie of the mind, because one can picture it as desired. It relaxes the mind, because one can become lost in the goodness of it’s literature making pictures in the mind. It is definitely better than television in which you are enslaved to what it tells you.
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Technology wants to destroy society. Members of Fahrenheit451’s futuristic society have an obsession with large television screens and desire to own impressive, appealing TV parlors. In this dystopian future, the totalitarian government uses technology to suppress feeling and thinking. Technology replaces human nature; the people rely on some machines to take care of work for them technology surrounds them. Fahrenheit451, by Bradbury, illustrates how an immense influence of mass media and technology eliminate social interaction, creates despair and false happiness among each individual, and breaks apart families.
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756 words - 3 pagesPeople often question their meaning in life, and one theory that frequently comes out of it is that one is born to complete his life mission. Once he discovers his mission, he will fill its demand. It will fill him with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it. In the novel Fahrenheit451 written by Ray Bradbury, the main character Guy Montag is a fireman who believes his duty is to burn every book he discovers so he can keep his society away from the dangerous, fearsome knowledge that they do not want. However, under the influence of Clarisse McClellan and Faber, Montag becomes aware that his true life mission is no longer to start fire on books, but rather, to save those booksVIEW DOCUMENT
658 words - 3 pagesFahrenheit451Utopia is an ideal and perfect place or state, where everyone lives in harmony and everything is for the best (Utopia). In Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit451, the world that Guy Montag lives in is an anti-utopian or a seemingly perfect place (Anti- utopian). Ray Bradbury tells of a society is run by the government, books are illegalVIEW DOCUMENT
685 words - 3 pagesFahrenheit451 In Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit451, Montag's escape through the river svmbolizes his salvation, along with several other things. . In several other instances besides the river, water is used to contrast fire and to thus show the difference between good and evil. Also, the forest through whichVIEW DOCUMENT
2072 words - 8 pagesFahrenheit451
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Fahrenheit451, by Ray Bradbury, is a science fiction novel that discusses and shows the life of a very controlled society. The society is not allowed to read books and is punished for doing so. The books are burned at 451 degrees Fahrenheit, which is the temperature it takes book paper to burn (Bradbury 1). Although society today isn't like that as far as books are concerned, the author still shows some trends that are occurring today. Some of the characters in the novel are similar to people in today's society in the way they act towards society's views. The society in Fahrenheit451 is similar to the society in "ThoseVIEW DOCUMENT
749 words - 3 pagesFahrenheit451 by Ray Bradbury
Fahrenheit451 by Ray Bradbury is a novel dealing with censorship and defiance in a world in which book burning and oppression is commonplace. The book deals with understanding what it truly means to live and realizing what is right.
Guy Montag is a fireman in a futuristic American city. But instead of putting out fires, it is Montag’s job to start them. People in this society are not allowed to read books, and if someone gets caught, it is the firemen’s job to burn the books, house, and maybe even the person themselves.
But Montag begins to doubt his “happiness.” As he develops a friendship with a 17 year-old girl named Clarisse, he soon begins toVIEW DOCUMENT
535 words - 2 pagesWould you go against a law or rule to do what's- in your opinion- is morally right, even if it meant your life? Guy Montag and Antigone believed that their own personal morals were more important than any law or decree. Guy Montag from Fahrenheit451 went against the government by trying to get books back into circulation because he believed that books were not a bad thing. Antigone went against Creon's decree which explained that Polyneices- Antigone's brother- was not to be buried with a formal burial. Even though these two characters are from totally different time periods, they have the sameVIEW DOCUMENT
649 words - 3 pagesRay Bradbury's famous classic Fahrenheit451 is a story of a futuristic portrayal of America in which books are outlawed. The law is upheld by “firemen” who burn all remaining literature. The main character, Guy Montag, is a firemen who questions the morality of his occupation after discovering the beauty of words. The novel inspired French director François Truffaut to construct a film with his own version. Although Truffaut drifts from the original story he is able to produce a magnificent movie, however it is a wonder if Truffaut was able to capture the same essence of the story.
First of all, François eliminates almost all of the science-fiction aspects of the original novel. ForVIEW DOCUMENT
881 words - 4 pagesEssay about Guy MontagThroughout the book Fahrenheit451, Guy Montag changes from a relatively "typical" fireman who follows the laws of his society into a person who challenges the laws and eventually becomes an "outcast".In the book Clarisse McClellan, the 17-years old girl, questions Montag about his life now and the life he hasVIEW DOCUMENT
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⦁ WHY WOULD IT BE IMPORTANT TO REMIND PEOPLE OF HISTORY?
- It is important to remind people of history because it teaches them about previous happenings. It shows that for every action there is a consecuence, therefore every action or decision you make will have an effect that will impact your life and the life of the people around you. It also gives you an insight of what happened years ago so that in the near future, we are prepared well enough to make the right decisions in order to avoid reliving similar or previous events.
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⦁ IN WHAT WAY MIGHT THESE IMAGES HAVE INSPIRED BRADBURY TO WRITE FAHRENHEIT451?
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678 words - 3 pagesRay Bradbury's Fahrenheit451 was an interesting Science fiction thriller that provided anodd view on the censorship of books. Not just some books, but all books. An entire distortedculture and civilization where all books are prohibited. And the penalty for being caught withbooks is that the books must be burned and in some cases the penalty may lead to death. In thistale of censorship and self discovery, Bradbury leads the reader through a short period in thelife of the protagonist, Guy Montag. A firefighter struggling with his conscience to determine ifa society withoutVIEW DOCUMENT
729 words - 3 pagesWithin the first few pages of Ray Bradbury's timeless classic, Fahrenheit451, the reader is introduced to Guy Montag, the main character, and intended protagonist.Compounding the overall conflict is the inarticulate style of character development that Bradbury is known for.Mildred, Montag's wife, cannot be accurately described in any way. She is oftenVIEW DOCUMENT
1592 words - 6 pages In the 1950s, Ray Bradbury came up with an idea that personal relationships would be second priority to technology. Over fifty years later, Bradbury was on the right track to America’s future. As we learn more about technology, we have become a technological based society that revolves around devices and social media. Fahrenheit451 is an extreme view of our futuristic society, saying knowledge was not important and personal relationships were unlikely. Bradbury’s depiction of a futuristic society is inaccurate towards our society today, specifically the extreme views on importance, yet some ideas were similar, and others could possibly be the future of our society in several decadesVIEW DOCUMENT