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“Anything you dream is fiction, anything you accomplish is
science, the whole history of mankind is nothing but
science fiction.”
SUSHOVAN BEJ
MBA (PM) – 13TH BATCH
Fahrenheit 451
- Ray Bradbury
Ray Bradbury
Ray Bradbury was born in Waukegan, Illinois,
on August 22, 1920.
• His family moved fairly frequently, and he
graduated from a Los Angeles high school in
1938.
• Bradbury honed his science fiction sensibility writing for popular television
shows, including Alfred Hitchcock Presents and The Twilight Zone.
• His book The Martian Chronicles, published in 1950, established his reputation
as a leading American writer of science fiction.
• In 1953, Bradbury began writing what was to become Fahrenheit 451 on pay-by-
the-hour typewriters in the University of California at Los Angeles library
basement.
Fahrenheit 451
Time: the Future Place: a City
Imagine a world where everything is sped up, where bill boards are
five times bigger than ours because the speed limit is so high,
where everything you see from a car is a blur, where pedestrians
don’t exist.
A future populated by non-readers and non-thinkers, people with
no sense of their history, where a totalitarian government has
banned the written word.
This is more than just a story of dictatorial censorship, it is a story
that also draws parallels between entertainment and addiction,
between individual avoidance of thinking and governmental means
of thought prevention.
Set in the twenty-fourth century, Fahrenheit 451 tells the
story of Guy Montag, a thirty-year-old-fireman whose job
is to set fires, not put them out. He and his colleagues
burn books, which are now considered contraband.
At the outset Montag takes pleasure in his work, and
thinks himself a happy man. Soon, however, he begins to
question the value of his profession and, in turn, his life…
WHAT IS IT ABOUT..?
In the 1950's, the invention of television caused certain people to
worry.
Sounds kind of like what's happening with the internet and mobile
phones now, right?
Though Ray Bradbury wrote his post-apocolyptic Fahreinhet 451 in the
1950's, his story is particularly relevant to the issues of today (do video
games keep kids from experiencing nature? Can censorship go too
far?).
THE STORY..
In the future, Americans don't enjoy nature, have privacy and most
importantly, they don't read books. In fact, reading or owning a book is
strictly against the law. People just drive really, really fast, watch a lot of
TV, and pretty much rely on technology for anything.
The era of ADOLF
HITLER.
The era of SADDAM
HUSSAIN.
EFFECTS ON OUR SOCIETY..
The Right to Education
According to the United Nations' Declaration of Human Rights, every
person has the right to "receive and impart information and ideas
through any media and regardless of frontiers." In the world
of Farenheit 451, the law banning books denies humans their basic
human right to exchange information and learn.
Mental Health
Mildred relies on the sensations from technology to entertain her, but
she's truly depressed by her empty lifestyle. She attempts to kill herself
by overdosing on sleeping pills, yet both she and the paramedics that
save her refuse to address why she tried to kill herself and what can be
changed in her life.
War and Violence
Citizens of this world don't understand the seriousness of violence and
death.
The current government glorifies the oncoming war, and people talk
about it as if it is a game.
When Montag crosses the highway, drivers think hitting him with their
car would be fun and entertaining.
Diversity
Conformity is key in this society.
Books are banned because they cause people to disagree, while
television remains because everyone can watch the same channel.
The Environment
Technology distracts people from nature in the novel.
Citizens drive too fast to see the landscape
People spend all of their time in front of the television and hardly ever
outdoors
Fahrenheit 451 uses the conventions of science fiction to
convey the message that oppressive government, left
unchecked, does irreparable damage to society by curtailing
the creativity and freedom of its people.
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Book presentation : Fahrenheit 451

  • 1. “Anything you dream is fiction, anything you accomplish is science, the whole history of mankind is nothing but science fiction.” SUSHOVAN BEJ MBA (PM) – 13TH BATCH Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury
  • 2. Ray Bradbury Ray Bradbury was born in Waukegan, Illinois, on August 22, 1920. • His family moved fairly frequently, and he graduated from a Los Angeles high school in 1938. • Bradbury honed his science fiction sensibility writing for popular television shows, including Alfred Hitchcock Presents and The Twilight Zone. • His book The Martian Chronicles, published in 1950, established his reputation as a leading American writer of science fiction. • In 1953, Bradbury began writing what was to become Fahrenheit 451 on pay-by- the-hour typewriters in the University of California at Los Angeles library basement.
  • 3. Fahrenheit 451 Time: the Future Place: a City Imagine a world where everything is sped up, where bill boards are five times bigger than ours because the speed limit is so high, where everything you see from a car is a blur, where pedestrians don’t exist. A future populated by non-readers and non-thinkers, people with no sense of their history, where a totalitarian government has banned the written word. This is more than just a story of dictatorial censorship, it is a story that also draws parallels between entertainment and addiction, between individual avoidance of thinking and governmental means of thought prevention.
  • 4. Set in the twenty-fourth century, Fahrenheit 451 tells the story of Guy Montag, a thirty-year-old-fireman whose job is to set fires, not put them out. He and his colleagues burn books, which are now considered contraband. At the outset Montag takes pleasure in his work, and thinks himself a happy man. Soon, however, he begins to question the value of his profession and, in turn, his life…
  • 5. WHAT IS IT ABOUT..? In the 1950's, the invention of television caused certain people to worry. Sounds kind of like what's happening with the internet and mobile phones now, right? Though Ray Bradbury wrote his post-apocolyptic Fahreinhet 451 in the 1950's, his story is particularly relevant to the issues of today (do video games keep kids from experiencing nature? Can censorship go too far?). THE STORY.. In the future, Americans don't enjoy nature, have privacy and most importantly, they don't read books. In fact, reading or owning a book is strictly against the law. People just drive really, really fast, watch a lot of TV, and pretty much rely on technology for anything.
  • 6. The era of ADOLF HITLER. The era of SADDAM HUSSAIN.
  • 7. EFFECTS ON OUR SOCIETY.. The Right to Education According to the United Nations' Declaration of Human Rights, every person has the right to "receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers." In the world of Farenheit 451, the law banning books denies humans their basic human right to exchange information and learn. Mental Health Mildred relies on the sensations from technology to entertain her, but she's truly depressed by her empty lifestyle. She attempts to kill herself by overdosing on sleeping pills, yet both she and the paramedics that save her refuse to address why she tried to kill herself and what can be changed in her life.
  • 8. War and Violence Citizens of this world don't understand the seriousness of violence and death. The current government glorifies the oncoming war, and people talk about it as if it is a game. When Montag crosses the highway, drivers think hitting him with their car would be fun and entertaining. Diversity Conformity is key in this society. Books are banned because they cause people to disagree, while television remains because everyone can watch the same channel. The Environment Technology distracts people from nature in the novel. Citizens drive too fast to see the landscape People spend all of their time in front of the television and hardly ever outdoors
  • 9. Fahrenheit 451 uses the conventions of science fiction to convey the message that oppressive government, left unchecked, does irreparable damage to society by curtailing the creativity and freedom of its people.