Farienhiet 451

Essay by luc1016High School, 10th gradeA-, November 2014

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In the novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury everything revolves around materialistic items. Living in a materialistic society everything revolves around technology, fancy clothing, fancy cars and houses. That is not what society is all about. Society is about curing diseases getting an education learning how to communicate and being intellectual. That is why it is better to live in an intellectual society rather then a materialistic one.

Fahrenheit 451 is all about a materialistic society were people covet "things" that yes, are important but don't make up how people get a proper education and learn how to communicate. :" Is it because we're so rich and the rest of the world's so poor...we're well fed" (Bradbury 98). This quote is stating that just because some people are fortunate enough to be wealthy and the others are less fortunate, the successful people are treated to such a greater advantage. In modern society this makes sense, the rich get more stuff then the poor.

But in a intellectual society the money and the technology doesn't matter, everyone and everything is treated neutral, everyone is educated and intellectual which is all that really matters in the minds of these people.

The materialistic items are self-involved and don't require intelligence to work and function. Being intellectual learning how to read and write, going to college, getting a job and doing something to help the world is what society is all about. Even though we need materialistic items to do all the intellectual things it is still more important to be knowledgeable. Beatty, stated: "Forget them. Burn all, burn everything. Fire is bright and fire is clean" (Bradbury 102). With that quote stated it is believed that the real reason there burning the books is because they don't care about the literature inside, all...