Is it just me or is this book very overrated? I mean, I get the historical significance, but it was very one note, and very obvious. I mean, forget metaphors, this book was just straight up, books good, tv bad! And the same argument could be mare the other way around using the same structure, that book readers are in their own world, anti-social and zombified. I know i am, lol. Burn all the TV's and computers!
And to be fair, it seemed pretty misogynistic to me. Chalk it up to the times maybe, but I mean, it wasn't even really that long ago. And the protagonist was pretty unlikable, and he didn't really gain any likability throughout the story.
I guess given that its one everyone's must read before you die list I was expecting a little more out of it. I sat on it a couple weeks before writing this to give it some time to fester in my brain, but the more I think, the more the book seems exaggeratingly overrated.
As the saying goes, all forms of government are bad, democracy is just the best one we've got.
Whenever I see people talking about warnings against government power, I see two novels come up: 1984, and Fahrenheit 451. I take issue with the latter, and as I read more and more of F. 451, I become more convinced of this. I can see how one may think that the warning of the book is to minimize the power of government, but I strongly disagree.
Bradbury tells us how it happens through the words of Captain Beatty. In summary, the banning of books was not a governmental project, but rather a path that people went down themselves. Because the majority of people were going this way, and it only seemed beneficial, the government gave it's support.
So here is what I think: The novel of Fahrenheit 451 strongly warns against having faith in the majority of the population, and challenging ideas before they become institutions. To question and have concerns. But not that government power is a bad thing. Not by a long shot.
If you think differently, well then I will try to engage and see why you believe that.
It seems like this vaccine has real promise but the challenge is in the transport. Most doctors don’t have the specialized refrigerators to store the fragile vaccine. Given the fact that these ultra low temperature refrigerators can be quite expensive (in the 10s of thousands each unit) which company will be the biggest benefactor of this newfound demand?
For ex, boiling point of water, melting point of mercury etc?
Because there’s general standards around the world and I am assuming most scientists use C. So do Americans also use F in science class and in the science industry?
In school here in the U.K., we used KM and the metric system even though we don’t use that by law or publicly.
Hey guys, I just finished Fahrenheit 451 in one sitting and absolutely loved it! I liked the whole introspection aspect along with the dystopia Bradbury created so that it wasn't just a cliche story but had a philosophical touch. I would greatly appreciate any suggestions along the same lines. Thank you!