Hbo has announced that its adaptation of ray bradbury's classic novel fahrenheit 451 will be released on may 19th the government employs a task force of people, called firemen, to set the books on fire when they're discovered the novel and film follows one such fireman, guy montag, who begins to. Society in fahrenheit 451 controls the people through media, overpopulation, and censorship the individual is not accepted, and the intellectual is cons.
Fahrenheit 451 is supposed to be the temperature at which book paper catches fire, as the protagonist guy montag (oskar werner) explains in a scene at the so, some time in the future, the government bans any kind of reading, and firemen are from that moment in charge of putting fire on the books, not putting fire out. Censorship in today's world we enjoy amazing access to information from all over the globe using the internet, books, and other means, we can easily find answers to important questions on any subject, or look up information just for fun but imagine if the government said you couldn't have access to this information.
Fahrenheit 451 (1953) by ray bradbury, a novel based on his own short story the fireman (originally published in galaxy science fiction vol 1 no 5 in february 1951), follows the exploits and self-examination of fireman guy montag in a dystopian society where books are banned and firemen create fires rather than put. Like every kid, i was forced to read fahrenheit 451 in high school if you'd and if you'd asked me why on earth they did that, i would have answered just as confidently: “because a tyrannical government wanted them to” of course, the real and fair solution is much less politically correct but effective.
The main problem in this novel is that the government that has banned independent thought in favor of a mindless conformity that it imposes through trivial television programs and propaganda books are banned and firefighters actively seek out and burn any books they can find alienation has replaced community in this.
In fahrenheit 451, all of the above equalities have come to be but not through government control no, in fahrenheit, the people have disintegrated down to this level of complete mental, emotional, and racial nothingness people who think differently, look differently, or feel differently are persecuted and often killed. Montag's dissatisfaction with his life increases, and he begins to search for a solution in a stash of books that he has stolen from his own fires and hidden inside an air-conditioning vent when montag fails to show up for work, his fire chief, beatty, pays a visit to his house beatty explains that it's normal for a fireman to go. By bradbury's own admission, the thematic obsession that explicitly emerges in fahrenheit 451 is the burning of books, the destruction of mind-as-printed-upon- m.