Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Fahrenheit 451--America today?
An interviewer once asked Ray Bradbury, "Do you think the country is moving closer to the fictional America you wrote about?" Without revealing Bradbury's answer, I challenge you to answer that question. Look back through Part One and consider the different elements of Bradbury's fictional America: the technology, the parlor walls, the "relatives", the Seashells, Beatty's perspective on American culture and education on pages 54-62. Examine these elements with a critical eye. Are there parallels to American society today?
Write a well-developed response in which you agree or disagree using specific examples from the text and modern society as support.