Do you like spending times reading a great book? Well, if you do, then you got to read Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury.
This book predicts what kind of world it’ll be to live without books. The world in which there are no books exist.
Books are like windows. You’ll see many different things from different perspective.
Good books can educate you to get familiar with the subject in particular from the point of view of the author themselves.
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Inside Fahrenheit 451 Book
It’s truly an intriguing book about a dystopian society set in the future. A state in which possessing or reading books is considered an offense to the government.
Therefore, the government won’t let that kind of audacious acts happen.
The people are too busy to think what’s wrong with society.
The people are afraid to read books. Books are thought to be a source of calamities. The people will always love to spoil themselves watching televisions.
Guy Montag, a firefighter, feels like something’s missing in his life and society. He then finds what it is from the books that he should incinerate instead.
Why Should Read Fahrenheit 451 Book
Reading Fahrenheit 451 will make you realize how valuable a book is. A world without books is just an empty shell. That’s what the book tries to tell.
The book also teaches us not to be enslaved by technology especially TV. People should have cared more about the world they live in. Not just having a pastime in front of the TV.
Fahrenheit 451 Quotes
He was not happy. He was not happy. He said the words to himself. He recognized this as the true state of affairs. He wore his happiness like a mask and the girl had run off across the lawn with the mask and there was no way of going to knock on her door and ask for it back.
Bet I know something else you don’t. There’s dew on the grass in this morning.’ He suddenly couldn’t remember if he had known this or not, and it made him quite irritable
Why is it,’ he said, one time, at the subway entrance, ‘I feel I’ve known you so many years?’ ‘Because I like you,’ she said, ‘and I don’t want anything from you.’
We need not to be let alone. We need to be really bothered once in a while. How long is it since you were really bothered? About something important, about something real?
That’s the good part of dying; when you’ve nothing to lose, you run any risk you want.
What is there about fire that’s so lovely? No matter what age we are, what draws us to it?’ Beatty blew out the flame and lit it again. ‘It’s perpetual motion; the thing man wanted to invent but never did.
But you can’t make people listen. They have to come round in their own time, wondering what happened and why the world blew up under then. It can’t last.
And when he died, I suddenly realized I wasn’t crying for him at all, but for all the things he did. I cried because he would never do them again, he would never carve another piece of wood or help us raise doves and pigeons in the backyard or play the violin the way he did, or tell us jokes the way he did. He was part of us and when he died, all the actions stopped dead and there was no one to do them just the way he did. He was individual.
We’re going to meet a lot of lonely people in the next week and the next month and the next year. And when they ask us what we’re doing, you can say, We’re remembering. That’s where we’ll win out in the long run. And someday we’ll remember so much that we’ll build the biggest goddamn steamshovel in history and dig the biggest grave of all time and shove war in it and cover it up.
To everything there is a season. Yes. A time to break down, and a time to build up. Yes. A time to keep silence and a time to speak. Yes, all that.
‘Stuff your eyes with wonder,’ he said, ‘live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic that any dream made or paid for in factories. Ask no guarantees, ask for no security, there never was such an animal. And if there were, it would be related to the great sloth which hangs upside down in a tree all day every day, sleeping its life away. To hell with that,’ he said, ‘shake the tree and knock the great sloth down on his ass.’
I’ll hold onto the world tight some day. I’ve got one finger on it now; that’s a beginning.
Fahrenheit 451 Quotes about Censorship, Rules, and Order
Cram them full of noncombustible data, chock them so damned full of ‘facts’ they feel stuffed, but absolutely ‘brilliant’ with information. Then they’ll feel they’re thinking, they’ll get a sense of motion without moving. And they’ll be happy, because facts of that sort don’t change. Don’t give them any slippery stuff like philosophy or sociology to tie things up with. That way lies melancholy.’
Remember, the firemen are rarely necessary. The public itself stopped reading of its own accord.
It is computed that eleven thousand persons have at several times suffered death rather than submit to break eggs at the smaller end.
More sports for everyone, group spirit, fun, and you don’t have to think, eh? Organize and organize and super organize super-super sports. More cartoons in books. More pictures. The mind drinks less and less. Impatience. Highways full of crowds going somewhere, somewhere, somewhere, nowhere. The gasoline refugee. Towns turn into motels, people in nomadic surges from place to place, following the moon tides, living tonight in the room where you slept this noon and I the night before.
Fahrenheit 451 Quotes about Technology
All of those chemical balances and percentages on all of us here in the house are recorded in the master file downstairs. It would be easy for someone to set up a partial combination on the Hound’s ‘memory,’ a touch of amino acids, perhaps. That would account for what the animal did just now. Reacted toward me.
Thank God for that. You can shut them, say, ‘Hold on a moment.’ You play God to it. But who has ever torn himself from the claw that encloses you when you drop a seed in a TV parlour? It grows you any shape it wishes! It is an environment as real as the world. It becomes and is the truth. Books can be beaten down with reason. But with all my knowledge and scepticism, I have never been able to argue with a one-hundred-piece symphony orchestra, full colour, three dimensions, and I being in and part of those incredible parlours.
Will you turn the parlour off? That’s my family.
Fahrenheit 451 Quotes about Books
It was a pleasure to burn
There must be something in books, things we can’t imagine, to make a woman stay in a burning house; there must be something there. You don’t stay for nothing.
A book is a loaded gun in the house next door. Burn it. Take the shot from the weapon.
Books were only one type of receptacle where we stored a lot of things we were afraid we might forget. There is nothing magical in them, at all. The magic is only in what books say, how they stitched the patches of the universe together into one garment for us.
The books are to remind us what asses and fools we are.
And something more! It listens! If you put it in your ear, Montag, I can sit comfortably home, warming my frightened bones, and hear and analyse the firemen’s world, find its weaknesses, without danger. I’m the Queen Bee, safe in the hive. You will be the drone, the travelling ear. Eventually, I could put out ears into all parts of the city, with various men, listening and evaluating. If the drones die, I’m still safe at home, tending my fright with a maximum of comfort and a minimum of chance.
He took Montag quickly into the bedroom and lifted a picture frame aside, revealing a television screen the size of a postal card.
Interesting Facts About Fahrenheit 451
The book clearly notifies that it’s not about incinerating books. It’s about people being enslaved by technology. As a teen, the author once saw a terrible car accident. He hated cars afterward.
Fahrenheit 451 was compiled merely in 9 days. It was fairly quick for a 158-page-count book. For your information, Bradbury wouldn’t let the book to be made into ebooks until 2011.