Fahrenheit 451 help with homework
Is Fahrenheit 451 is a novel about “burning” — burning books, burning people (e.g. believers in certain old books or old ideas), people “burning” with curiosity, and finally, the world itself “burning down.”? Yes, I believe it is and even more. It’s also about the importance of ideas, the bonds of friendship, the absolute need to be free, how information is packaged, produced and controlled, how community is at the core of who we are, how humanity can flourish or be eroded by the things we watch, listen to, and follow, and how our government can foster what is best in us or seek to coerce, confine, and censor our bodies, minds, and spirits. Select at least two of the prior seven items and discuss their relevance, place, and importance in the novel. In addition, how relevant is this story (written in the 1950’s) to today’s consumer-driven and media-saturated society? Are there any parallels, and if so, what are they? And lastly, if our society is similar to the one described in the novel, will our “end” be the same? What will be our “salvation”?