Fahrenheit 451: A World With No Books



Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 was an interesting Science fiction
thriller that provided an odd view on the censorship of books. Not just some
books, but all books. An entire distorted culture and civilization where all
books are prohibited. And the penalty for being caught with books is that the
books must be burned and in some cases the penalty may lead to death. In this
tale of censorship and self discovery, Bradbury leads the reader through a short
period in the life of the protagonist, Guy Montag. A firefighter struggling
with his conscience to determine if a society without books is right.
Fahrenheit 451 has an entertaining theme and plot and a well paced story line.
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He called it
"the great python spitting its venomous kerosene upon the world." (Bradbury
3) This made the reader not only visualize the hose but get a feel for the mood
about the firemen at that time. Another example of good description is how he
described the physical appearance of the firemen. "Their charcoal hair and
their soot-colored brows and their bluish-ash-smeared cheeks where they had
shaven close." (32) The adjectives charcoal and soot-colored describe the color
of their hair but also are words that relate to their job as a fireman. Finally,
an excellent example of Bradbury's descriptive writing was when Montag pulled
the trigger and set Captain Beatty on fire. "There was a hiss like a great
mouthful of spittle banging a red-hot stove, a bubbling and frothing as if
salt had been poured over a monstrous black snail to cause a terrible
liquefaction and a boiling over of yellow foam." (117)

A different aspect of writing that made Fahrenheit 451 a good story was
the ...

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