Fahrenheit 451 Research Paper

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Fahrenheit 451 A Cautionary Tale (there may be grammar and or spelling mistakes.)
Class: English 3 Honors

Fahrenheit 451 is a novel set in a futuristic America focused on a “fireman” named Montag Montag. In this world firemen like Montag set the blazes rather than extinguish them. Books are banned and if they were found in your house your home was burned with the books in it. As a result of owning a book you would languish for the rest of your days in a government facility. Montag had no problems with his job after all who wouldn’t love getting paid to burn things? Then one day they got a call about a woman who had a whole library of books in her house. When they arrived to do their job only one thing was wrong. The police hadn’t taken the woman away yet. It is here the story begins, with a woman who refuses to leave even as they are dousing her home with kerosene. When they try to remove her she reveals a kitchen match in her hand scaring them out of the house, she then lights the match committing suicide. Shaken by this incident no one talks on the ride back to the station. On his way home Montag runs into his new neighbor, seventeen year old Clarisse McClellan. A chatty, young girl who opens his eyes to the world of nature and not being one of societies stooges. After this meeting Montag returns home to find his wife overdosed on sleeping pills and promptly calls for help. Instead of paramedics he gets two technicians who are nothing more than plumbers for the human body, and their mechanical snake. They use the snake to eat the debris out of her digestive tract and stomach while she is hooked up to a dialysis machine cleaning her blood. His wife Mildred wakes up the next morning with no memory of the event and as happy as ever.

As he begins to spend more and more time with Clarisse he grows more and more dissatisfied with his life. Soon…...

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