Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451

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Ray Bradbury, the author of Fahrenheit 451, thinks that the future is going to be stupid. I am living in the future and I don't agree with him. Altho we do get tought by electronics, we still read books and we have human teachers as well. As of communication you can't hear the person talking next to you, because everyone else is talking at the same time. School is much more fun and we learn what we want to learn, because we learn from our mistakes as well. In the novel Fahrenheit 451 Montag states “Nobody listens anymore, I can't talk to my wife because she listens to the walls”(p.78) meaning that his wife sits in front of the television all day. Teachers in school do the same thing. As Beatty, Montag's captain says “cram them full of “facts” and they'll feel they're thinking, they'll feel a sense of motion”. But really they don't learn anything at all.The teachers feed them propaganda and the children are drawn into it.…show more content…
Today, in real life, people are considered antisocial if they don't talk. this proves that Bradbury was wrong about the future. I think that the people in the book dont talk is because they consider their tv as family. As Mildred says “my ‘family’ is people, they tell me things; i laugh, they laugh.”(p. 69). In the book every single person have this ‘family’, so nobody has a need to talk to each other because they have nothing to talk about. I do agree with Bradbury on one point though. People don't really care that a war is about to happen. Right now there is talk about a war with Russia. In Fahrenheit 451, there was also talk of war with another country. Towards the end of the book the war intensifies, and the last thing we know is that the city gets destroyed by a bomb. Right now we are dealing with the same problem, except that at the moment no planes are flying over iowa, with bombs in there cargo area. In the end nobody
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