I really love the perspective in ‘Fahrenheit 451’. The story can vividly show the ‘future’ and explain it in very ‘sensible’ way. I really wonder how can the author create such a realistic story, even though it is a fiction. Besides the gripping plot of the story, it always includes some lessons teaching us every little thing explaining in very beautiful language.
There are lots of precious views that people don’t seem to notice; for instance, when husband and wife have an argument, it doesn’t always mean that they will not get along with each other, on the other hand, they actually become closer. Fahrenheit 451 can perfectly describe these simple things in a thoughtful way.
Moreover, the number of similes make the language more descriptive and enjoyable. For instance,
‘There was a silly damn bird called a Phoenix back before Christ: every few hundred years he built a pyre and burned himself up. He must have been first cousin to Man. But every time he burnt himself up he sprang out of the ashes, he got himself born all over again. And it looks like we’re doing the same thing, over and over, but we’ve got one damn thing the Phoenix never had. We know the damn silly thing we just did. We know all the damn silly things we’ve done for a thousand years, and as long as we know that and always have it around where we can see it, some day we’ll stop making the goddam funeral pyres and jumping into the middle of them. We pick up a few more people that remember, every generation.’
The comparison between Phoenix and human can superbly reveal the fact that people always make same mistakes and fix them again and again, like the way that a Phoenix builds a pyre and burn himself up every few hundreds years.
As far as I’m concerned, I’m very impressed with this story. Not only is the plot interesting but the language is also outstanding. On the whole, I would highly recommend this book, ‘Fahrenheit 451’, one of the best sci-fi books I have ever read.