DG_pilot From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 856 posts, RR: 3 Reply 4, posted (12 years 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 520 times:
Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury is a futuristic novel, taking the reader to a time where books and thinking are outlawed. In a time so dreadful where those who want to better themselves by thinking, and by reading are outlaws as well. Books and ideas are burned, books are burned physically, where as ideas are burned from the mind. Bradbury warns us of what may happen if we stop expressing our ideas, and we let people take away our books, and thoughts.
Looking at the bigger picture, the nation in F 451 is so intent on developing a society where everyone is completety equal in ALL aspects, and that no one has anything better then anyone else, a society where advancement is non-existent and freedom is suppressed comes to being.
Johnboy From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2469 posts, RR: 1 Reply 7, posted (12 years 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 492 times:
Just as an aside, the book's title refers to the temperature at which paper burns. It's also an interesting movie circa the late 60s/early 70s. Try to catch it some time on American Movie Classics or some other time late at night.