Fahrenheit 451

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I just finished reading Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury.  My favorite section in the book, is when Montag asked, “Where do we go from here?  Would books help us?”

Faber responded: “Only if the third necessary thing could be given us.  Number one, as I said, quality of information.  Number two: leisure to digest it.  And number three:  the right to carry out actions based on what we learn from the interaction of the  first two.”

Although it wasn’t mentioned in this section, but it was alluded to in other parts of the book, another thing needed is the desire to read and learn from books.

You don’t have to burn books to make them ineffective.  You just have to get people to stop reading them.  You get them to not want to read books.

12 thoughts on “Fahrenheit 451

  1. A situation we’re almost in now Lynn as less and less children read books because their parents don’t. My generation (ancient) let our imaginations soar through books and like many others I developed a lifelong love for reading.
    xxx Huge Hugs xxx

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  2. I first read Fahrenheit 451 before starting high school, and re-read it this summer, while i was about to start my second year at college, and it’s one of my favourite books ever. I read it in one sit this year.

    It’s just so sad that people are drifting away from books day by day. I’m so glad that i was raised in a family that reads a lot. I have no idea how i would cope with life and manage to calm myself if i didn’t have books to accompany me.

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  3. I have somehow managed to never read this in my life. It was all a riot in college when Bradbury came out saying it was never about government censorship but instead the censorship we impose on ourselves through television. I really should read it sometime.

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