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What are your views on Ray Bradbury? Ray Bradbury believes that society is becoming more like the society in Fahrenheit 451. Do you agree?

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Well, TVs are certainly growing larger. They're not wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling yet, but we're getting there. Of more concern and reflective of the novel is the fact that we are more and more engaged with electronics and a virtual world than we are with each other in this one.

I'm reminded of another Bradbury work with a similar theme, a short story called "The Pedestrian." While everyone stays in their houses watching television with the blinds drawn, the protagonist chooses instead to go for a walk each night. This odd behavior is so threatening to the state that he is arrested. A totalitarian government cannot abide an individual who thinks for himself and acts upon truth--which brings to mind another great short story with the...

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Ray Bradbury was a giant in the science fiction community. His books are not only staples in the American school system, but his books are read for pleasure by just about anyone that can read. His books have remained in print ever since they were published.

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