Once again the books most treasured by the literate characters are fiction, though religious and philosophical works appear as well. In addition, much of his popularity can be attributed to the perfumed sensuousness of his imagery, the often extravagant sights, sounds, and smells he deploys to engage the reader.
He notes that the book burnings themselves became a form of entertainment for the general public. Bowles, and they set up a date to watch the "parlor walls" that night at Mildred's house.
This contempt for mass media and technology would express itself through Mildred and her friends and is an important theme in the book.
The first thermonuclear weapon was not to be tested for another year, though Bradbury depicts a society which has already weathered two atomic wars. Much of the prose they generate and read is appalling by traditional standards, but it is not just the passive consumption of images that Bradbury envisioned.
What makes you cringe? The mechanical hound is basically a watchdog in which terrorizes and harms folks who intend to break the laws around the society.
Macho thrillers set in post-holocaust radioactive wastelands became very popular in the s, and decayed urban dystopias are common in contemporary video games. One of the most striking characteristics of the novel to be frequently overlooked is its setting in an era of recurrent atomic war.
The crucial difference is that Bradbury's novel does not focus on a ruling elite nor does it portray a higher society, but rather, it portrays the means of oppression and regimentation through the life of an uneducated and complacent, though an ultimately honest and virtuous, working-class hero Montag.
So I 've lots of time for crazy thoughts, I guess.
Through the characters of Montag, Faber, and Granger, you can see how one individual can make a difference in society if that one individual can fully realize the importance of his or her past, as well as be willing to fight for the opportunity to express himself or herself.