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In "Fahrenheit 451" by Ray Bradbury what connections are there between the book and...

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nahila | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) Honors

Posted February 19, 2009 at 2:26 PM via web

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In "Fahrenheit 451" by Ray Bradbury what connections are there between the book and your life? Explain. 

In "Fahrenheit 451" by Ray Bradbury what connections are there between the book and your life? Explain. 

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mrs-campbell | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted February 19, 2009 at 2:42 PM (Answer #2)

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Consider some different areas that might be similar.  For example, Clarisse explains that many of the kids her age "all say the same things and nobody says antyhing different from anyone else".  Are kids you see every day afraid to stick out and be different?  Are they all talking about the same things over and over?  Also, Clarisse mentions how she is "afraid of kids my own age" because they are so cruel to each other.  In her society, they kill each other; but are there examples of how kids are cruel to each other on a smaller scale that you could relate to?

Other areas of possible connection could be how much people watch t.v. these days; all Mildred does all day long is watch her t.v. walls.  So many of us are glued to the t.v. screen, the movie theater or the computer.  Also think about books.  In Montag's society books are forbidden, but they got to be that way because people stopped reading them because they were too lazy.  How many of your friends read books very often?  When is the last time you sat down and really discussed a book with your friends?  So that could be another similarity.

If you look close at your life, and to examples from the book, you should be able to see many similarties; Bradbury fashioned his dystopian novel after our society itself, and just made it the worse-case scenario.  There are connections all throughout the book that hopefully relate to your life.

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Posted April 26, 2012 at 12:18 AM (Answer #3)

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