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Dakota Schwartz November 30, 2012 English 6th Hour Fahrenheit 451 Book Report Fahrenheit 451 Book Report Set in the twenty-fourth century, Fahrenheit 451,introduces a new world in which control of the masses by the media, overpopulation, and censorship has taken over the general population. Ray Bradbury introduces this new world through the character Guy Montag, during a short time in his life. The story begins with an inciting incident in which Montag meets Clarisse McClellan. Montag, a fireman who destroys books for a living, is walking home from work one day when the young Clarisse approaches him and introduces herself. She is young, pretty, and energetic, but more importantly, she converses with him about things that he has never considered. In my opinion Fahrenheit 451 is a quite realistic science fiction novel.In the book a high amount of TV and other media consumption is shown. Especially Mildred is a good example of control which media have in this book. This is comparable to the real world because the internet dominates a lot of people. In contrast to that Bradbury delivers a picture of a lack of individual freedom. This is unrealistic because nowadays there is still more individual freedom and independence than in the novel. But the control of personal data and spying is a problem of our actual society. The government and some big companies try to spy out their employers. In opposite of this our current education system supports individuality. Other arguments for a realistic story are the pollution and destruction of nature. This has been a quite actual topic for a lot of years and a problem for the next hundreds of years. Otherwise books and literature are very strong and nowadays a free info flow exists provided by the media. But Bradbury shows advertising which manipulates people. This is rather realistic because every movie and every TV show has a

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