Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451 is a book about Guy Montag, a fireman in the sense that he starts fires.In this dystopian society books aren’t allowed.He is a married men with no children.One afternoon, he meets his new neighbor, a teenage girl named Clarisse McClellan whose free-spirited and curious mind sparks an interest that is no longer allowed:to read books.

After he ransacks an elderly lady’s house for books and she refuses to get rid of them, she lights herself on fire and this affects Montag. How are books so important that you would give up your life protecting them?

He keeps a book hidden and when Mildred, his apathetic wife finds out, she freaks out thinking they will be found out soon,and she is right. His captain Beatty visits his home and is extremely suspicious.

This book is a good read for anyone who is horrified at the thought of such a dystopian society.Getting rid of books is getting rid of free thought, of freedom of expression, of knowledge.

 

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