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Fahrenheit 451

             Books were for burning, along with the houses in which they were hidden.
             Can you imagine a time in which books are a source of hostility, not of knowledge? Can you imagine a world in which people hate literature and crave to see it burned? Can you imagine a time in which firemen enjoyed burning books? Ray Bradbury created a world in which these conditions were a part of everyday life. A significant title that catches the eye-"Fahrenheit 451--is coincidentally the temperature at which book paper catches fire and burns. Guy Montag, the main character in the story, tells the revelation from his point of view, but it was written in third person. By writing the story like this, it gives the reader a more intimate view of Montag, one that the other characters in the book can't see. .
             Throughout the book, Bradbury mentions many things that we can refer to as being futuristic. "Fahrenheit 451- doesn't mention a specific time or place, but we can distinguish that it is set sometime in the 21st century, since there have been two wars since 1990. It is also taking place in and around an unspecified futuristic city in the United States. The people in the society don't read books, enjoy nature, spend time by themselves or have meaningful conversations. Instead, they drive fast, watch excessive amounts of television on wall-size sets, and listen to the radio on sets attached to their ears. They want everything and everyone to be the same "they are afraid of change. .
             There are many memorable characters in this book. Guy Montag, a third generation fireman, is the main character of the book. Through different occurrences in his life, he suddenly realizes his own emptiness and begins to search for the meanings in the books he is supposed to be burning. Mildred Montag is Guy's troubled wife who is obsessed with the world around her. She refuses to have meaningful conversations with anyone and she doesn't understand Guy and has no desire to do so.

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