Ù Fahrenheit 451 ì Download by â Ray Bradbury
Ù Fahrenheit 451 ì Download by â Ray Bradbury I am in 6th grade My Language Arts teacher assigns us a book report tells us we can choose the book but that our grade will be based on the maturity of the novel the report is based upon.
My mother and I are in K mart I ve mentioned to her about this book report to be done, and so before we leave with a basket filled with clothes I know I will be embarrassed to wear, we stop by the rack of books She selects a few pulp paperback titles, throws them into the cart.
A few days later she hands me Fahrenheit 451 I ve read those books I purchased, she says I think this is the best of the bunch You should like it I am skeptical When does a 12 year old boy like anything that his mother does I admit to myself that the cover looks really awesome a black suited, menacing man shooting flames over something that looks As I write this review, the year is 2012 We do not live in a perfect world in fact, in many ways we don t even live in a good world But one thing I believe with all my heart is that we live in a world which, on the whole, is better than it was fifty years ago Now, I know I m writing with limited perspective and that progression and development hasn t been the same all over the globe and even the definition of those words can change depending on what part of the world you live in But here s what I do know the average world life expectancy is higher, the infant mortality rate is lower, access to education is greater and the amount of countries that hold regular, fair elections has increased.
On average, people today are smarter than they were fifty years ago
Somehow, I have gotten through life as an English major, book geek, and a science fiction nerd without ever having read this book I vaguely remember picking it up in high school and not getting very far with it It was an interesting premise, but far too depressing for my tastes at the time.
Fast forward 15 years later I just bought a copy the other day to register at BookCrossing for their Banned books Month release challenge The ALA celebrates Banned books Week in September, so one BXer challenged us to wild release books that had at one point or another been banned in this country during the entire month Fahrenheit 451 fits the bill an irony that is not lost on anyone, I trust Everyone knows Fahrenheit 451 is about the evils of censorship and banning books, right The title refers to the temperature at which paper burns I didn t intend to star There must be something in books, something we can t imagine, to make a woman stay in a burning house there must be something there You don t stay for nothingThe burning of books is such an effective tool for controlling the population, so the message of Ray Bradbury s Fahrenheit 451 is scarily real If society s wisdom could be taken away, then so could their freedom If knowledge was burnt, then the people would be left in a complete state of utter innocent ignorance There would be no room for free thought, that way they could be told anything about history and themselves If all books were burnt, then they are just sheep to be led into a future dictated by the government To make it worse the men who do it enjoy it books have become illegal thus, owning them is a form of disobedience against the state and a violation of the law The books are burnt by a special 451 It was a pleasure to burn 1984.
You can check out thousands of better reviews here and across the internet, but here is all you really need to knowThis is one of the best books ever written This is one of my favorite books of all time ALL TIME This is the third time I ve read it I audiobooked it this time Every line of Fahrenheit 451 is beautifully written Poetic Metaphoric Transcendent Awesome The beginning, middle, and ending all amazing If you consider yourself a fan of science fiction or dystopian novels or classic literature or banned books or books high schoolers read or thought provoking books, and you have not read this book wow just stop whatever you are doing right now, which is reading this review, I guessStop reading this review Put down your laptop, your phone, your iPad, your mouse and keyboard, your floppy disk drive, your PlayStation 4, your Smart TV remote, whatever Just stop Grab yo
The Coda and Afterword just add to the confuse making me confused on whether Bradbury is a very hateful man or just a hypocrite The main plot of the novel itself The good writers touch life often The mediocre ones run a quick hand over her The bad ones rape her and leave her for the flies That is a very unpleasant metaphor, and Fahrenheit 451 is an unpleasant book It feels like it was written by a teenager, and if I were his teacher I d give it a B and not let my daughter date the weird little kid who wrote it.
Its protagonist, Montag, lacks any character he changes as Bradbury s shitty story requires him to, from the dumbest kid on the world his cousin once offered to pay him a dime to fill a sieve with sand and he sat there for ages crying and dumping sand into it I understand that s a metaphor, but it s a metaphor for a moron to a mastermind telling Faber how to throw the Guy Montag Is A Fireman In His World, Where Television Rules And Literature Is On The Brink Of Extinction, Firemen Start Fires Rather Than Put Them Out His Job Is To Destroy The Most Illegal Of Commodities, The Printed Book, Along With The Houses In Which They Are HiddenMontag Never Questions The Destruction And Ruin His Actions Produce, Returning Each Day To His Bland Life And Wife, Mildred, Who Spends All Day With Her Television Family But Then He Meets An Eccentric Young Neighbor, Clarisse, Who Introduces Him To A Past Where People Did Not Live In Fear And To A Present Where One Sees The World Through The Ideas In books Instead Of The Mindless Chatter Of TelevisionWhen Mildred Attempts Suicide And Clarisse Suddenly Disappears, Montag Begins To Question Everything He Has Ever Known We are living in a time when flowers are trying to live on flowers, instead of growing on good rain black loam 111 What outstanding prose prophetic, which is by far the most rare and inspiring of attributes a work of literature can ever possess And Ray I Don t Talk Things, Sir I Talk The Meaning Of Things Bradbury is here at his absolute best I cannot decide whether this or Martian Chronicles is my favorite they are definitely my favorite of his, the best possible in sci fi adventure.
This is The Giver for adults Here, another example of overpraised books that shockingly do live up to the hype It s a resplendent petition for life, beauty, literature an AMEN for The Book s very core of existence THE BOOK that actually worships other books like The Bible does with God Personal events and not the battlefields of Tolkien sized scope I mean