Fahrenheit 451

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1610, Galileo Galilei had publicly announced his support and belief of a Heliocentric Solar System, the Sun being the center of Earth. Throughout his life, Albert Einstein, famous for his general theory of relativity, had challenged all theories including Newton’s Laws of Motion. Dating back earlier, as early as 240 BC, a Greek mathematician named Eratosthenes had come with the theory of how the Earth was not flat. During Georges Lemaitre’s time, he had started the hypothesis of the Big Bang Theory, which is now a theory built upon a majority of scientists. Mark Twain, Thomas Edison, William Shakespeare; these are just a few artists that have sparked the world into a brighter way of thinking. What makes these influential role models great is what they used in common; their minds. The human brain uses every part of it to function physically and mentally in everyday life. To not use your mind to its full potential is sacrificing the gift. Truthfully, who wouldn’t want to show off your skills to do math problems faster than the calculator? The other truth is that not everyone does use this full potential of the brain. In a world we live in today, people have adapted to these “mindless entertainments” to where it is a part of everyday life. It is because of these “mindless entertainments” that our world is not too far away from the society in Fahrenheit 451. Mindless, as defined in the Webster Dictionary, is having no intelligent purpose, meaning, or direction. Entertainment is defined as the occupation for the mind; diversion; amusement. “Mindless Entertainment” is any form of that is the occupation to minds with no intelligent purpose. In today’s world there are many forms of that such as Ipods, Facebooks, Internet, Cellphones, and Video Games. Ray Bradbury had written Fahrenheit 451 to warn the world that we better watch our usage of technology. Ray Bradbury had planned to write a book about the future and their flaws, but I believe he got...
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