Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Imagine a life where books were illegal, a life where everything was controlled, and if you were different, the odds of survival were not on your side. Montag, the main character in Fahrenheit 451, faces these unique characteristics of change and being different. He wants to take action and be the change. Fahrenheit 451 is a high impact, adventurous book about how with some beliefs and ideas you can be the change you want to see in the world.
Fahrenheit 451 is about a guy named Guy Montag who is a firefighter for a living, but unlike today, Montag burns books instead of putting out fires. In Montag’s world, books are illegal because they brought curiosity, uniqueness, and were not appealing to many people; therefore, firemen were given the job of burning books. Montag is one of those firemen, but unlike the rest of them, Montag experiences change in his mindset, and wants to do something about it. Throughout the book, Montag sets out to take action and set an example of what is truly right. Montag sets out to show people the power and greatness of books.
From the beginning of the book, Montag was an average guy, simply one of us, a fish following the flow of things, but then he changes. What caused him to change? Simply looking back and putting himself in other’s shoes, and then eventually taking a chance, taking a risk.
Montag is a unique character, but is also like everyone else. Like us, he has ideas, but unlike a lot of us, he acts on his ideas. Fahrenheit 451 shows us what our world may be coming to be, a bunch of people governed by law, but idea-less. Montag shows us what we should be: independent, faithful, adventurous, and brave. This book shows us that even when the entire world is against us, we should stanf up for what we believe in.
Fahrenheit 451 is a great book for young adults. It reveals how we must act even when the odds are not in our favor. This book helps readers understand all those unique people and lets us know that even though people’s ideas differ from ours, it doesn’t make them wrong. This book shows us that we should be the change we want to see in the world.