Farenheit 451 Book Report

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The book, Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, talks about a fireman who burns books as his job. It was something that the firemen did. The number 451 is the temperature at which these books, or paper, would burn. Montag, the fireman and main character in the story, would always sneak a book home and end up hiding it where no one could find it – not even his wife, Mildred. The book talks about the people discriminating against intellect and that the burning of books would be a good way for everyone to be equal.

A theme that would describe the book is Censorship, or restriction. Censorship would be a good theme to describe the book because the story is about books being banned in the future because those who read books will have a higher intellect than others. They want to put a restriction to people reading books because it would mean that one person will be higher than the other just because he or she has read more books than any other human on this Earth. It would also mean that everyone isn’t equal because of books.

A good symbol for the story would be fire. It represents the burning of the books and it can also represent that discrimination would be put away. The fire, which burns books at 451, shows just what the future would be like without books. Beatty says in the story that books are meant for burning because too many people would get offended by certain books.

The most important passage, to me, found on page 58 is “We must all be alike. Not everyone born free and equal, as the constitution says, but everyone made equal…A book is a loaded gun in the house next door. Burn it. Take the shot from the weapon. Breach man’s mind.” It’s important because it’s not only with books that people discriminate. Every other reason known to man is considered discrimination. But who thought that the amount of books you read could also discriminate? It’s important to the story because certain people don’t like certain books, but it’s as if they’re being...
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