Fahrenheit 451




      Fahrenheit 451
Guy Montag is a fireman In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them out His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden.Montag never questions the destruction and ruin his actions produce, returning each day to his bland life and wife, Mildred, who spends all day with her television family But then he meets an eccentric young neighbor, Clarisse, who introduces him to a past where people did not live in fear and to a present where one sees the world through the ideas in books instead of the mindless chatter of television.When Mildred attempts suicide and Clarisse suddenly disappears, Montag begins to question everything he has ever known. Best Read Fahrenheit 451 [ Author ] Ray Bradbury [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – heartforum.co.uk

Ray Douglas Bradbury, American novelist, short story writer, essayist, playwright, screenwriter and poet, was born August 22, 1920 in Waukegan, Illinois He graduated from a Los Angeles high school in 1938 Although his formal education ended there, he became a student of life, selling newspapers on L.A street corners from 1938 to 1942, spending his nights in the public library and his days at the typewriter He became a full time writer in 1943, and contributed numerous short stories to periodicals before publishing a collection of them, Dark Carnival, in 1947 His reputation as a writer of courage and vision was established with the publication of The Martian Chronicles in 1950, which describes the first attempts of Earth people to conquer and colonize Mars, and the unintended consequences Next came The Illustrated Man and then, in 1953, Fahrenheit 451, which many consider to be Bradbury s masterpiece, a scathing indictment of censorship set in a future world where the written word is forbidden In an attempt to salvage their history and culture, a group of rebels memorize entire works of literature and philosophy as their books are burned by the totalitarian state Other works include The October Country, Dandelion Wine, A Medicine for Melancholy, Something Wicked This Way Comes, I Sing the Body Electric , Quicker Than the Eye, and Driving Blind. In all, Bradbury has publishedthan thirty books, close to 600 short stories, and numerous poems, essays, and plays His short stories have appeared inthan 1,000 school curriculum recommended reading anthologies Ray Bradbury s work has been included in four Best American Short Story collections He has been awarded the O Henry Memorial Award, the Benjamin Franklin Award, the World Fantasy Award for Lifetime Achievement, the Grand Master Award from the Science Fiction Writers of America, the PEN Center USA West Lifetime Achievement Award, among others In November 2000, the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters was conferred upon Mr Bradbury at the 2000 National Book Awards Ceremony in New York City Ray Bradbury has never confined his vision to the purely literary He has been nominated for an Academy Award for his animated film Icarus Montgolfier Wright , and has won an Emmy Award for his teleplay of The Halloween Tree He adapted sixty five of his stories for television s Ray Bradbury Theater He was the creative consultant on the United States Pavilion at the 1964 New York World s Fair In 1982 he created the interior metaphors for the Spaceship Earth display at Epcot Center, Disney World, and later contributed to the conception of the Orbitron space ride at Euro Disney, France Married since 1947, Mr Bradbury and his wife Maggie lived in Los Angeles with their numerous cats Together, they raised four daughters and had eight grandchildren Sadly, Maggie passed away in November of 2003 On the occasion of his 80th birthday in August 2000, Bradbury said, The great fun in my life has been getting up every morning and rushing to the typewriter because some new idea has hit me The feeling I have every day is very much the same as it was when I was twelve In any event, here I am, eighty years old, feeling no different, full of a great sense of joy, and glad for the long life that has been allowed me I have good plans for the next ten or twenty years, and I hope you ll come along.

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10 thoughts on “ Fahrenheit 451

  1. J.G. Keely says:

    Farenheit 451 has been analyzed and reinterpreted by every successive generation to change its meaning This is chiefly because the book is full of assumptions and vague symbolism which can be taken many ways, and rarely does anyone come away from the book with the conclusion the author intended, which would suggest that it is a failed attempt.There are grounds to contend that even the title is inaccurate, since contemporary sources suggest paper combusts at 450 degrees Celsius, which in Farenheit 451 has been analyzed and reinterpreted by every successive generation to change its meaning This is chiefly because the book is full of assumptions and vague symbolism which can be taken many ways, and rarely does anyone come away from the book with the conclusion the author intended, which would suggest that it is a failed attempt.There are grounds to contend that even the title is inaccurate, since contemporary sources suggest paper combusts at 450 degrees Celsius, which in Farenheit would bethan 800 degrees The truth is, paper combust...

  2. Brian says:

    I am in 6th grade My Language Arts teacher assigns us a book report tells us we can choose the book but that our grade will be based on the maturity of the novel the report is based upon.My mother and I are in K mart I ve mentioned to her about this book report to be done, and so before we leave with a basket filled with clothes I know I will be embarrassed to wear, we stop by the rack of books She selects a few pulp paperback titles, throws them into the cart.A few days later she hands meI am in 6th grade My Language Arts ...

  3. She-Who-Reads says:

    Somehow, I have gotten through life as an English major, book geek, and a science fiction nerd without ever having read this book I vaguely remember picking it up in high school and not getting very far with it It was an interesting premise, but far too depressing for my tastes at the time.Fast forward 15 years later I just bought a copy the other day to register at BookCrossing for their Banned Books Month release challenge The ALA celebrates Banned Books Week in September, so one BXer Somehow, I have gotten through life as an English major, book geek, and a science fic...

  4. Sean Barrs the Bookdragon says:

    There must be something in books, something we can t imagine, to make a woman stay in a burning house there must be something there You don t stay for nothingThe burning of books is such an effective tool for controlling the population, so the message of Ray Bradbury s Fahrenheit 451 is scarily real If society s wisdom could be taken away, then so could their freedom If knowledge was burnt, then the people would be left in a complete state of utter innocent ignorance There would be noThere must be something in books, something we can t imagine, to make a woman stay in a burning house there must be something there You don t stay for nothingThe burning of books is such an effective tool for controlling the population, so the message of Ray Bradbury s Fahrenheit 451 is scarily real If society s wisdom could be taken away, then so could their freedom If knowledge was burnt, then the people would be left in a complete state of utter innocent ignorance There would be no room for free thought, that way they could be told anything about history and themselves If all books were burnt, then they are just sheep to be led into a future dictated by the government To make it worse the men who do it enjoy it Books have become illegal thus, owning them is a form of disobedience against the state and a violation of the law The books are burnt by a special group of firefighters, yes firefighters, which hu...

  5. Justin says:

    You can check out thousands of better reviews here and across the internet, but here is all you really need to knowThis is one of the best books ever written This is one of my favorite books of all time ALL TIME This is the third time I ve read it I audiobooked it this time Every line of Fahrenheit 451 is beautifully written Poetic Metaphoric Transcendent Awesome The beginning, middle, and ending all amazing If you consider yourself a fan of science fiction or dystopian novels You can check out thousands of better reviews here and across the internet, but here is all you really need to knowThis is one of the best books ever written This is one of my favorite books of all time ALL TIME This is the third time I ve read it I audiobooked it this time Every line of Fahrenheit 451 is beautifully written Poetic Metaphoric Transcendent Awesome The beginning, middle, and ending all amazing If you consider yourself a fan of science fiction or dystopian novels or classic literature or banned books or books high schoolers read or thought provoking books, and you have not read this book wow just stop whatever you are doing right now, which is reading this review, I guessStop reading this review Put down your laptop, your phone, your iPad, your mouse and keyboard, your floppy disk drive, your PlayStation 4, your Smart TV remote, whatever Just stop Grab your car keys, hop on a bus, walk run to your nearest bookstore Dash frantically through the aisles, locate the fict...

  6. Emily May says:

    As I write this review, the year is 2012 We do not live in a perfect world in fact, in many ways we don t even live in a good world But one thing I believe with all my heart is that we live in a world which, on the whole, is better than it was fifty years ago Now, I know I m writing with limited perspe...

  7. Fabian says:

    We are living in a time when flowers are trying to live on flowers, instead of growing on good rain black loam 111 What outstanding prose prophetic, which is by far the most rare and inspiring of attributes a work of literature can ever possess Ray I Don t Talk Things, Sir I Talk The Meaning Of Things Bradbury is here at his absolute best I cannot decide whether this or Martian Chronicles is my favorite they are definitely my favorite of his, the best poss...

  8. Tyler says:

    Few appreciate irony as much as I do, so understand that I understand this review The message of this book is decent knowledge should not be censored However, the rest of the book is utter shit I found myself actually screaming at several points as Bradbury spent minutes and dozens of metaphors and allusions referring to one insignificant detail of the plot It is too damn flowery to be understandable by anyone In other words, an English teacher s dream In addition, the story was about the Few appreciate irony as much as I do, so understand that I understand this review The message of this book is decent knowledge should not be censored However, the rest of the book is utter shit I found myself actually screaming at several points as Bradbury spent minutes and dozens of metaphors and allusions referring to one insignificant detail of the plot It is too damn flowery to be understandable by anyone In other words, an English teacher s dream In addition, the story was about the message not the story in and of itself Those of you who know me understand that this is that I detest most about classics, tied with how everyone reveres them without reading them.The Coda and Afterword just add to the confuse making me confused on whether Bradbury is a very hateful man or just a hypocrite The main plot of the novel itself is that the majority rule canceled out intellectualism while in the Coda maybe Afterword, I don t remember which was which Bradb...

  9. Lyn says:

    Bradbury s Fahrenheit 451 is a novel that transcends it s dystopian theme and delivers its cautionary message in a timeless fashion, what made this story compelling in 1953 remains provocative It is a strident call to arms, a warning siren of darkness always on the perimeter.Critics have tried to makeof this, and certainly it is an archetypal work, but I think its simplicity is its great strength it is fundamentally about book burning, literally and metaphorically A powerful allegory Bradbury s Fahrenheit 451 is a novel that transcends it s dystopian theme and delivers its cautionary message in a timeless fashion, what made this story compelling in 1953 remains provocative It is a strident call to arms, a warning siren of darkness always on the perimeter.Critics have tried to makeof this, and certainly it is an archetypal work, but I think its simplicity is its great strength it is fundamentally about book burning, literally and metaphorically A powerful allegory that also works well as a prima facie argument against censorship and a good science fiction novel all by itself Bradbury has stated...

  10. Alex says:

    The good writers touch life often The mediocre ones run a quick hand over her The bad ones rape her and leave her for the flies That is a very unpleasant metaphor, and Fahrenheit 451 is an unpleasant book It feels like it was written by a teenager, and if I were his teacher I d give it a B and not let my daughter date the weird little kid who wrote it.Its protagonist, Montag, lacks any character he changes as Bradbury s shitty story requires him to, from the dumbest kid on the world his The good writers touch life often The mediocre ones run a quick hand over her The bad ones rape her and leave her for the flies That is a very unpleasant metaphor, and Fahrenheit 451 is an unpleasant book It feels like it was written by a teenager, and if I were his teacher I d give it a B and not let my daughter date the weird little kid who wrote it.Its protagonist, Montag, lacks ...

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