He is married but has no children. One fall night while returning from work, he meets his new neighbor, a teenage girl named Clarisse McClellan, whose free-thinking ideals and liberating spirit cause him to question his life and his own perceived happiness. Montag returns home to find that his wife Mildred has overdosed on sleeping pills, and he calls for medical attention.
Buy from another retailer: Fahrenheit Introduction Sometimes writers write about a world that does not yet exist.
We do it for a hundred reasons. Because we need to illuminate a path we hope or we fear humanity will take. Because the world of the future seems more enticing or Farenheit 451 interesting than the world of today. Because we need to warn you. The reasons for writing about the day after tomorrow, and all the tomorrows that follow it, are as many and as varied as the people writing.
This is a book of Farenheit 451. It is a reminder that what we have is valuable, and that sometimes we take what we value for granted. There are three phrases that make possible the world of writing about the world of not-yet you can call it science fiction or speculative fiction; you can call it anything you wish and they are simple phrases: If this goes on.
What if aliens landed tomorrow and gave us everything we wanted, but at a price? If only dogs could talk. If only I were invisible. If this goes on, all communication everywhere will be through text messages or computers, and direct speech between two people, without a machine, will be outlawed.
Futures are huge things that come with many elements and a billion variables, and the human race has a habit of listening to predictions for what the future will bring and then doing something quite different. What speculative fiction is really good at is not the future but the present—taking an aspect of it that troubles or is dangerous, and extending and extrapolating that aspect into something that allows the people of that time to see what they are doing from a different angle and from a different place.
Fahrenheit is speculative fiction. Ray Bradbury was writing about his present, which is our past. He was warning us about things; some of those things are obvious, and some of them, half a century later, are harder to see. If someone tells you what a story is about, they are probably right.
If they tell you that that is all the story is about, they are very definitely wrong. Any story is about a host of things.
It is about the author; it is about the world the author sees and deals with and lives in; it is about the words chosen and the way those words are deployed; it is about the story itself and what happens in the story; it is about the people in the story; it is polemic; it is opinion.
She came up with each word and knows why she used that word instead of another. But an author is a creature of her time, and even she cannot see everything that her book is about.
More than half a century has passed since The Cold War was going on—a war between Russia and its allies and America and its allies in which nobody dropped bombs or fired bullets because a dropped bomb could tip the world into a Third World War, a nuclear war from which it would never return.
The senate was holding hearings to root out hidden Communists and taking steps to stamp out comic books. And whole families were gathering around the television in the evenings.
The joke in the s went that in the old days you could tell who was home by seeing if the lights were on; now you knew who was home by seeing who had their lights off.
The televisions were small and the pictures were in black and white and you needed to turn off the light to get a good picture. That story became part of the world he was building, and seventeen-year-old Clarisse McLellan becomes a pedestrian in a world where nobody walks.
He had a fireman named Guy Montag, who saved a book from the flames instead of burning it. If you destroy all the physical books, how can you still save them? The world he had created demanded more.
In the basement were typewriters you could rent by the hour, by putting coins into a box on the side of the typewriter.
Ray Bradbury put his money into the box and typed his story. When inspiration flagged, when he needed a boost, when he wanted to stretch his legs, he would walk through the library and look at the books. And then his story was done.A short summary of Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit This free synopsis covers all the crucial plot points of Fahrenheit From a general summary to chapter summaries to explanations of famous quotes, the SparkNotes Fahrenheit Study Guide has everything you need to ace quizzes, tests, and essays.
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