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Discuss how Ray Bradbury uses the fictional, futuristic society of Fahrenheit 451 to...

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awesomeaustin88 | Student, Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted August 15, 2011 at 11:58 AM via web

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Discuss how Ray Bradbury uses the fictional, futuristic society of Fahrenheit 451 to convey important ideas about mankind and society in general

Can someone please reword this question. I'm having trouble understanding exactly what it means. Thanks. It is for a summer homework assignment and I just can't get what it is asking.

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mandyb0610 | Middle School Teacher | eNoter

Posted August 15, 2011 at 12:35 PM (Answer #1)

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It isn't a very specific question... but an important point you could address to effectively answer the question could be how extreme society can become when government is in control of our lives.  You could cite examples using the fact that no one reads books, technology minimizes relationships, the people don't even enjoy the outdoors.  The main character, however, begins to break the rules society has created.  You could discuss how one person is able to change the course of a society by being willing to change and think for himself.

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