If Bradbury were to look at our lives on Nantucket, what advice would he give us?From Fahrenheit 451

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pohnpei397 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I have never been to Nantucket, but I will assume it's pretty much like anywhere else in the United States.

I think that Bradbury would tell people anywhere in the United States that they are not doing enough thinking.  He would tell us that our love for television and video games is making us move towards the kind of society he envisions in this book.   He would say that we are losing our attention spans and that we want to constantly be amused.

I think he would recommend that we stop living such fast-paced lives and try to find more leisure.  We should use that time to read and to just notice the way the world is around us.

epollock | Student

Nantucket is renowned for vacationers and citizens who are either retired, or near retiring. Property values are very high, so the area has a particular type of resident. Bradbury would look upon Nantucket as a model of behavior for people to follow: be active, read, become involved, set goals, and reach for the stars in life.

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