Fahrenheit 451

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Running, playing, imagination; these are all things that bond between children. An individual will remember these as a kid, the friendships they’ve created in the more simple days. Time goes on and changes and so do those friendships. Can one say they’ve been able to not depend on technology, to not only start, but to keep those friendships going on? There are more than just one reasoning to why there has been such little care going into a relation with somebody. Ray Bradbury, author of Fahrenheit 451, expresses the effortless, careless work of a bond that is dead and alive. In the book, Fahrenheit 451, the carelessness in any kind of relationship causes people within the society to be hurt, move too fast, and forget the memories that were never made. The relationships contained within the story are changed, manipulated, controlled, faded, and the only real relationships are in fictional television shows. However, some of these cases may also be in the real world. For seven days, Clarisse comes out of her house and she walks with Montag. She walks him to the corner in wind, rain, and shine, giving her face a sunburnt by later afternoon: “Why is it," he said, one time, at the subway entrance, "I feel I've known you so many years?" "Because I like you," she said, "and I don't want anything from you. And because we know each other.” (28). Montag starts to have connections with somebody, something that isn’t based off of technology, which makes his friendship with Clarisse real. This is something new to Montag because he is so used to not having a joining with anybody, not even his wife, Mildred. “It’s strange, I don’t miss her, it’s strange I don’t feel much of anything,” said Montag. “Even if she dies, I realized a moment ago, I don’t think I’ll feel sad. It isn’t right. Something must be wrong with me.” (155). It’s sad that after the short time Montag has spent with Clarisse, he still has a better bond with her than he ever did with Mildred. A lot of things can...
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