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What Fahrenheit 451 reminded me of

The book Fahrenheit 451 has the same concept to one of the book i read for English literature called “balzac and the little chinese seamstress”. This 2 books have the same idea in the similar as the main idea of the 2 books are that Books are forbidden and against the law. However both the […]

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How Ray Bradbury make Fahrenheit 451 succuesful

Fahrenheit 451 is a successful book written by Ray Bradbury which  has won the 2007 pulitzer prize special citation and get to have 50th anniversary edition. There are so many reasons that make Fahrenheit 451 utterly phenomenal as Bradbury used the  experience he gained from the past fifty years of writing 500 short stories, novels, […]

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Burning Books

‘It was a pleasure to burn. It was a special pleasure to see things eaten, to see things blackened and changed.’ Ray Bradbury opens his novel with a very powerful line, this specific quote in the book sets a very dramatic scene. The tone of this line comes across as somewhat evil, it is supposably […]

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Books: Good or Bad?

In my opinion, books are a positive thing because they provide us with knowledge and information. Books are the vehicle allowing us to succeed in school and life. In Fahrenheit 451, the government sees books as a threat to the human race as it oppresses the people living in it. Bradbury illustrated a very dull […]

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Clarisse

I find Clarisse to be a very realistic character, this is because she is relatable to most people in our society. Her main traits are being observant, curious and intrigued in almost everything. She is somewhat of a threat to the futuristic world of the novel, this is due to her upbringing and the people […]

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Ultimate life goal: Happiness

I figured that the reason firemen do what they do is to make people “happy”. Yes, everyone wants to be happy, it’s the ultimate life goal of all human beings. However, the system within the future world of Farenheit451 just doesn’t work. Books about lung cancer making smokers feel bad? Why not just simply get […]

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The Woman and her Books

What is Bradbury’s intention of portraying this woman? Clearly, this scene has a huge impact on the theme of this book. In my opinion, I would say this is the climax because not only does it show reflections of an individual in that society but also triggers Montag into thinking his career over. For years, […]

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Education’s Association with Society

Having read this book; it’s inevitable that I do not compare and contrast today’s society with Montag’s. What I understand from the whole concept of the plot is that people in that period were really sensitive. They got offended so easily from opinions and even facts that literature, the art of liberal expressions could not […]

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Ignorance=Indulgence=Happiness?

In the period of this book, the majority of the people lived in consumerism. They were addicted to television and highly ignorant, perhaps to the lack of books. Unlike today, books were not abundant back then because they had to be exterminated. This issue was so serious that they had to have ‘firemen’ burning books […]

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Fahrenheit 451: Clarisse McClellan

Characters are one of the most striking and significant elements in this book that contribute to make this novel compelling, and Clarisse McClellan is the character that I find stands out the most for many reasons. She seems to have a huge impact on Montag in the short time they spend together. She makes him […]

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