Fahrenheit 451 Literary Analysis

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It is easy to say that society is evolving, with the technological advances, acceptance of all kinds of beliefs and people, discoveries made, and a plethora of opportunities granted in this dynamic world. However, there are some things missing in our culture. In Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, owning a book is considered a crime against humanity. The story is centered on a fireman named Guy Montag, who was content with burning books for a living until he meets Clarisse McClellan. She opened his mind on the world around him, and he realized that he was never happy. Montag seeks Faber, who use to be an English professor, to aid him on his search for meaning behind reading books. According to Faber there are three things missing in society: quality of content, leisure time to digest the content, and the right to apply the…show more content…
The first malady that both societies suffer from is the deficiency of quality. Faber believes that society is missing books with quality and his take on the term ‘quality’ is that it touches the real world. As evidence, “They show the pores in the face of life. The comfortable people want only wax moon faces, poreless, hairless, expressionless” (Bradbury 83). The more raw the content is, the more premium the quality. However, people wanted to be happy, and they believed that taking down books that offended minorities

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