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The ultimate simplification of books is non other than physically destroying them all together. In Bradbury’s novel, he gives a sensational amount of situations where the destruction of books is performed and for most is a situation of pure glee. When Ray states that “it was a special pleasure to see things eaten,... show more The ultimate simplification of books is non other than physically destroying them all together. In Bradbury’s novel, he gives a sensational amount of situations where the destruction of books is performed and for most is a situation of pure glee. When Ray states that “it was a special pleasure to see things eaten, to see things blackened and changed,” he is merely describing the joy and pride that the firemen felt when putting an end to what was deemed wrong in society (1). “The Mechanical Hound slept but did not sleep, lived but did not live in its gently humming, gently vibrating, softly illuminated kennel back in the dark corner of the firehouse; wrote Bradbury to describe this hound (24). Like the hound, society was alive yet dead as well, drudging through life; mindless. The Hound was a programmed robot that didn’t think on its own; that only acted as it was told. Captain Beatty states, “It just ‘functions’. It has a trajectory we decide on for it. It follows through. It targets itself, homes itself, and cuts off. Its only copper wire, storage batteries, and electricity” and “It doesn’t think anything we don’t want it to think” (Bradbury 20 and 27). That society was programmed to not think, wonder or ask why. Montag’s world continues on without thought; without any real reason; there is no learning, no growth, and no purpose. Ray uses a powerful quote by Juan Ramon Jimenez to challenge the way the people in Fahrenheit 451 think; he states that "if they give you ruled paper, write the other way” (I). Don't suddenly come to the conclusion that what the government or society say is correct. Who is the government to establish what the social normality is? It’s clear to the reader that the government is as blind as most of the civilians.


When the information is as far away as a click of a button, no one would oblige to use it before other methods. The technology and new resources that we have in modern society over-rules the popularity of books because of the simple reason that technology is so convenient now-a-days. In present times, children are now being separated from traditional learning methods. For instance, calculators are beginning to replace working for mathematics, and spell check on computers replacing the need to proof read. Today instead of learning how to do things in our minds we are taught how to put the problem into some type of machine for it to produce an answer instead. As a diverse nation our society attempts to please everyone regardless of their background. Like today's commercials trying to show that a certain product is not only for one minority, "You must understand that our civilization is so vast that we can't have our minorities upset and stirred" (59). We can’t risk discouraging, or worse infuriating a minority in order to please the next. As far as decisions are made, in our present time era we have the tendency to be blind sheep when it comes to opinions. The majority of television viewers are influenced by the opinions of the media or other current affair programs. It can affect or change our beliefs towards a subject. In the book ray quotes Mildred saying, “The televisor is `real'...It tells you what to think and blasts it in. It must be right. It seems so right. It rushes you on so quickly to its own conclusions your mind hasn't time to protest’ (Bradbury, 84).

With the simplification of books weather it be permanently in regards of its existence no longer viable or in regards of books being gone for good; the reader comes to the conclusion that Bradbury is speaking to the reader in between the lines in Fahrenheit 451. He is stating that if we don't question our surroundings than we will fall into the belief that society is correct. Society shouldn't change us because of the mere fact that the hands of society aren't any cleaner than ours.
Update: this is an essay on the novel Fahrenheit 451 and the topic is why we agree with the author that the future of books is at risk.
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