September 26, 2015
Book Review Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury, is a book set in a dystopian future. It revolves around Guy Montag, a fireman whose job is to burn books, which are forbidden. After talking with Clarisse, a weird girl who lives nearby, he begins to question his life’s work. Why are books so bad? One thing leads to another, and Guy is suddenly takes dangerous steps to save what he once burned.
Fahrenheit 451 is a great sci-fi classic that makes really makes you think about how society hinders, or will hinder free will. The book had a strong theme, good plot and clear character growth. However, there are still some cons that need to be considered. I would not recommend this book to anyone under the age of 13. I had a hard time understanding this book and …show more content…
The problem is society’s views on books, and how that stifles freedom of speech and opinion, intentionally or unintentionally. Guy is able to take the initiative to try and change society because of Clarisse and her courage. Clarisse is very courageous. She questions society and doesn’t follow the unspoken rules and regulations. It takes a lot of courage to stand against an enemy that everyone else follows blindly. Because of this trait, Montag is able to see all the wrongs of society. He begins to see life as it actually is. When she asks Montag if firemen once used to help stop accidental fires, he laughs in reply. “You laugh when I haven't been funny and you answer right off. You never stop to think what I've asked you.” (Bradbury 2) This is the first time Clarisse challenges the way Montag is brought up to think; however, only until later in their meetings does Guy truly understand how incorrect society’s views