Fahrenheit 451 Research Paper

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Today's society is very similar to the society described in the novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. The dystopian novel depicts a world in which the violence of humans is occurring at a very high rate, much like the violent events that take place today. Clarisse McClellan told Montag about the kids in her school and the way that they treat each other. Unfortunately it wasn't in a friendly, good-natured manner, rather it was quite unnerving. She explains to Montag that she’s, "afraid of children my own age. They kill each other... Six of my friends have been shot in the last year alone. Ten of them died in car wrecks. I'm afraid of them and they don't like me because I'm afraid" (Bradbury 60). The amount of violence that occurs seems strange,…show more content…
Also, the idea that she is portrayed as an outsider because she doesn’t want to put her life on the line for the amusement of her peers, puts the influence that encouragement of violence has on society in perspective. In the novel, there are places that people go to in order to smash windows and wreck cars, which society doesn’t stop, rather they installed these places. Furthermore, in our society, people mainly try to stay away from violence, however there are many people who wreak havoc and bring about brutality in the world. Take school shootings which have occurred recently as an example. According to Everytown for Gun Safety, “since 2013, there have been at least 160 school shootings in America-an average of nearly one per week,” (Everytown 1). The idea that there's so many shootings that it equates to nearly 1 per week, isn't very progressive, because going to school should be safe and a healthy learning environment, plus no one is truly benefitting from these shootings. If the stat is reflection of just schools, imagine all of the cruelty which is occurring throughout America. It’s obscene to think of how many people die or are injured by the hatred of others. Much like in Fahrenheit

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