In the book Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury, the main character, Guy Montag, lives in a city where there is no knowledge, emotions, nor anything else. The citizens of this city also have to live their lives be watched by machines. All these rules setup by the government are in place in order to keep citizens from overthrowing the government. They, the government, keep these rules so that the government can manipulate and corrupt citizens, overall making a corrupt city.
Throughout Fahrenheit 451, readers can see parts of the book where there is no emotion, knowledge, nor much of anything else in this town. The town has children who take cars and run over other citizens with no regret and sorrow. Clarisse, one of the minor characters in the beginning of the book, is one victim of this. Clarisse was walking on the sidewalk to her house when a group of kids drove by and hit her. This group of kids had no sorrows nor regret for the incident they caused. Also the citizens live a lazy lifestyle of just sitting around watching their T.V. walls. Mildred, one the main characters who watch T.V. all day, is a prime example of this. Mildred insists on watching her T.V. walls just to see her “family.” She, like everyone else in the city, has a lack of knowledge because of this lifestyle. Another reason for the lack of knowledge in the city is because there are no more schools. The Government has come in and shut down every university that was present in the city. Kids are taken to “school” at an early age, but it is not the kind of schools that modern day kids attend. This “school” that the kids go to in the book teaches kids nothing, and it also does not prompt learning. Finally the reason fo...
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...ing walls of television sets. The government has become too controlling in this city, allowing citizens no presence of knowledge, emotions, and etc.
Ray Bradbury wrote Fahrenheit 451 where the setting of the whole story is a corrupt city. This city is corrupt because there is a major lack of knowledge, emotions, and many other things. The government does not allow for this because of the government’s fear of a revolution. Overall leading the government in responding with mechanical hounds walking the city limits to make sure no books are present nor books are being read, firemen are burning book, the houses the books are found in, and sometimes the people who own the house, and finally with the shut down of every school in the city. These rules and regulations the government has setup have made this town and its citizens, corrupt, immoral, and easily manipulated.
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