I have to classify "Fahrenheit 451" in the right literary era/epoch. Can someone help me? Unfortunately I’m not real familiar with the English literature.
"Fahrenheit 451" is considered modern literature. It was written in the early 1950's. It is a surprisingly accurate, in many ways, view of the future. It was written at a time when many people were nervous. People were nervous about a growing technological capability in warfare and about the contention between world powers holding that technology. People were becoming somewhat paranoid regarding Communism and being labeled anything but a "true blue American". That was thanks largely to Sen. Joseph McCarthy, a fanatical man with too much time on his hands in search of fame and notoriety. McCarthy was the cause of lots of fear among writers, actors, and movie-makers which led to some censorship. Additonally, World War II was just recently ended and the world saw what happened at the hands of Nazi censors and Nazi book-burnings. Bradbury draws his society of "Fahrenheit 451" to be somewhat like that Nazi regime. The firemen resemble Nazi SS troops. Bradbury uses this comparison to get people to associate a bookless society with the Nazi regime. Current events of the early 1950's had much to do with this novel.