Farenheit 451

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Juan V.


INGL 3212: Advance English II

28 August 2013

Many of the novels that are famous now a days, like The Hunger Games, or even classics like Fahrenheit 451 are literary works portrays a dystopian world. Meaning, a "society that is broken down, unpleasant, or in an oppressed or terrorized state" (Kendall). According to Merriam Webster online dictionary a dystopia is define as "an imaginary place where people lead dehumanized and often fearful lives." In other words, that type of books shows the reader a place, most likely in a distant future, in a chaotic state, where people struggle with their daily lives.

These types of novels are categorized as science fiction as it may seem unreal. According to Edmund Crispin, a novel or any other literary work that is consider science fiction, "is one that presupposes a technology, or an effect of technology, or a disturbance in the natural order, such as humanity, up to the time of writing, has not in actual fact experienced" (qtd in Wilson).

While Groff defines it as a group of stories that plays with scientific facts in an non logical sense "thus carried beyond the realm of the immediately possible in an effort to see how much fun the author and reader can have exploring the imaginary outer reaches of a given idea's potentialities" (qtd in Wilson). In a more precise, this genre of books take scientific fact and used them in a way that can affect nature, sometimes exaggerating what might be or not real.

Finally, we can say that when one refers to a literary text, such as Bradbury's novel Fahrenheit 451, as a work of science fiction and dystopian we can conclude that it involves a futuristic society decaying due to a scientific or...