more important than ever because today’s book editors, movie critics, and plays have intentionally and unintentionally removed Bradbury’s original intent of the novel. This hasn’t only happened to Fahrenheit 451, but many other books have been dumbed down to meet the standards of today’s unsophisticated readers. When Fahrenheit 451 came out in 1953, Bradbury had created a new world that readers at the time viewed as profound and alarming. Readers felt this way because prior to Bradbury’s novel, they
home afresh graffiti and letters, except instead of putting on my coat, shutting the down the computer, and walking down to the corner, I just invoke my telecom program and there they are. It’s a place” is how Howard Rheingold described online communities in his essay The Virtual Community (94). Is this what the world has come to? The fact that shutting down your computer is such a horrid thought that walking down the corner to a bar or a café becomes unrealistic and almost an absurd thought? That
Watching Television these days has become an American past time. In the average household having a television in every room is practically a requirement. Cable companies provide such a wide range of television shows and network to choose from that one can never be bored. When channel surfing TV viewers have the options of, TV drama shows, kids shows, sports games, cooking shows, game shows, reality entertainment show such as “American Idol” and reality TV shows like “Keeping Up with the Kardashians
a genre of literature that is considered dystopian in that it he “… wished warn readers against cultural changes that he feared would lead to ruin” (Brown). All dystopian literature is political (Zipes). In addition, Bradbury uses a scientific-fiction (sci-fi) format “…which allows him to exaggerate, intensify, and extend scientific, technological, and social conditions from a current real situation to the most extreme point while convincing the reader that everything which occurs in the fantasy
commercials work. The ability to wade through advertising that only offers a mild truth, or worse yet a lie, has become a great attribute associated with post-modern American thinking. After a careful study of Rhetoric's past, we as Americans may be able to discern truth from propaganda, need instead of want, and fact from fiction.
world and in all its content is ambiguous, there is no universal meaning, nothing can be interpreted the same way. Opinions are constantly clashing and facts somehow constructed, or tempered during the processes of news production. News becomes the fictions of reality; it becomes a way of story telling, made to the taste of the viewer, depending on the society of course. The same stories carry different values depending where when and how the stories are broadcasted, I will be talking about this in