Fahrenheit 451 Book Review

Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451 is a great book. It was published in 1953. It is written by Ray Bradbury. It is about a normal man named Guy Montag who’s a firefighter. It takes place in the future, where firemen set things on fire, rather than put them away. The world they live in is in a world full of fear and indifference. Books are illegal and often burned by firemen. One day, Montag meets a strange girl named Clarisse, who shows him the meaning of life and books. When she disappears from his life, he questions everything, including himself. Although this is a great book, keep in mind that it can be vague and there is some advanced vocabulary. Also take this with a grain of salt, that this book was published in 1953, so it will contain some old English. It does contain a LOT of figurative languages, like imagery, and metaphors. The details in this book are immense, and it is a beautifully written book. It does make a lot of allusions and references to other books, and it’s just easier to read if you know what they are referring to. The conflict in this story is individual vs. society and it does take place in the future, making it a dystopian novel. If you like dystopian fiction than you will love this book. Personally, I myself am a pretty big fan of dystopian fiction. This book can also highlight the importance or meaning of books, and it can show you what books are from another perspective. Another thing to keep in mind is that this book used to banned and it was very controversial at one point in time. It also shows the censorship of information and why it’s such a big deal. Overall, this book is great, because of how well it’s written, the lessons you can learn from it, and the fact that the book is meant for a higher level of reading.

 

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