Ray Bradbury’s book “Fahrenheit 451” by was published in 1953 and has sense then been made into a movie starring Julie Christie, Oskar Werner and Cyril Cusack which was released in the 60s. The book itself is classified as Galaxy Science Fiction. Because the book portrays futuristic ideas, the setting is unnatural to the average 21st century homosapien.
Fahrenheit 451 is about a fireman named Guy Montag. Unlike the firemen of today’s standards, Guy’s job requires him to burn books instead of putting our fires! Basically in the year 2053 the government outlaws books because they seem to cause disagreement and fights between the people. After spending time with his young neighbor Clarisse Guy notices his society is …show more content…
His fire Captain Beatty notices a change in Guy after he begins reading and watches him carefully. Montag meets Fabor (an old English professor) and together they decide to fight the government. Guy ends up getting caught hording books at his home and is forced into burning his fire captain along with his prized books! He ends up evacuating the city and meeting a group of runaways where he discovers a group of people all dedicated to memorizing certain books and literature. In the end the city is destroyed by enemy bombs and only the books that survive are those memorized buy Montag and his friends.
In Guy Montag’s society the majority of people stopped reading and began investing in entertaining television with bite size amounts of educational information. From there the government decided that books should be ban. Rather than having people think for themselves, the leaders could streamline thinking and the environment could be controlled.
Literature is important for three reasons according the book; First books hold quality information. Secondly they require a time commitment, and the final and most important reason is we have the ability to react to our world based on what we as readers gain from the read material. The scary part is this book doesn’t seem too far-fetched from our world today! How close are we to a world without