Essay on Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury

1155 Words Nov 26th, 2015 5 Pages
Fahrenheit 451, a science fiction novel written by Ray Bradbury, was published in 1953. The book 's tagline is ‘the temperature at which the book paper catches fire ' in the 50th-anniversary edition. This book revolves around the American society where the government outlaws the publishing of books and orders the burning of the same. The irony of the plot of this book is that the firefighters trained to put off fires are responsible for destroying books by burning them. The characters of Fahrenheit 451 include Guy Montag a firefighter, and the protagonist who is in conflict with the laws about the burning of books, which he came to love. Clarisse McClellan, Guy’s neighbor is a lover of nature rather than technologies making everybody at her school hate her. Mildred Montag, Guy’s wife, is an addict of sleeping pills with several attempts of suicide at different events; she is also a supporter of the society’s movement. Captain Beatty is Guy’s boss and the main antagonist who by the laws order is involved in the burning of books despite the fact that he was once a lover of books. Other characters include Faber, an English professor, and Granger, who is the leader of an exiled group memorizing books.
Guy, the protagonist, serves as a firefighter in burning book possessions. One night he meets with Clarisse whom he later discovers as his neighbor. Clarisse chats with him and tells him about her interests that seem to be different from other people. Clarisse 's liberal ideas and…

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