Fahrenheit 451 is basically a reading that has been written by an author who has had the chance to see through the different situations in his time and imagine what it would be like several years from the actual years when he was able to live the systems of human development. Through creating a pattern that leads towards the future based from the original situations dealt with by the author, the process of imagination began and created a clear picture of the future.
The author's future is today. Years before, Ray Bradbury, the author, aimed to see further than what he has actually realized as a person during his own time. Through this particular realization, it could be observed how Bradbury tried to create an actual picture of the life that awaits the human society that is rather considered much dependent on technology. Innovation and the society's continuous change towards digital progress has been the main theme of this particular reading. Apparently though, the author was rather considered on the more negative effects of technology and innovation towards the information growth of every person living in the human society. To know more about the actual situations suggested by the author in the reading, this paper shall give a clear identification as to how the entire system of the society as portrayed by Bradbury through the character of Montag, the story's protagonist, and the people living around him, has been presented in a rather uncanny way that identifies the less orderly status that technology has brought upon the human recognition for morals, knowledgeable information, and life.
A Brief Overview
No, it is never easy to portray a future that has not come yet through plainly basing it on the present issues that the human society is dealing with. It is of course never easy to accomplish the thought of having a well developed story through basing it from pure imagination. Perhaps this is the reason why the presentation of Bradbury with regards the life of humans beyond his time [which was likely pertaining to 1990's onwards] was rather a more skeptical view to the situation.
Montag, the main character, is living in a society that did not give so much concern for the need of being informed. Drowned by the provisions of many innovations, humans had been fully dependent on technology and how it practically assists them in their daily activities and responsibilities for life.
This dependency then created a lesser concern for literature. Books were kept and were recognized as a practical source of chaos in the midst of a well developed society. The innovators thought that allowing literature exist within the society would only confuse people with regards what is right and what is wrong. Hence, as a result, people thought less of literature and accepted the fact that they are supposed to stay where they are and just accept things and rules as they come. If carefully understood, this situation suggests for a rather incomprehensible society than that of the actually society that the people today are living in.
Continuing with the story, Montag, being a fire fighter has witnessed a lot of situations as to what people naturally come for first when they still have the option to save something when