Fahrenheit 451: Bradbury’s FearsIn the book Fahrenheit 451 the author Ray Bradbury is concerned aboutmany things and I think his fears are exaggerated. In the book he writes abouta time in the future where firemen were paid to set books on fire.
There aremany fears that he has that are related to this.One of his fears is people all people being unhappy because there are nobooks. In the book he not happy and he says I kept sitting there saying tomyself, I’m not happy, I’m not happy. I’m sure if there were no books somepeople would be unhappy but not everyone as in the book and only the people wholiked books who be unhappy. Mildred was unhappy but see didn’t like books.Another one of his fears his people forgetting important things becauseof having no books. Such as when Mildred forgets to tell Montag Clarisse diedand when Montag asked his wife when and where they met and Mildred replied Funny how not to remember where or when you met your husband’r wife. Peoplewould most not forget important things because off books being censored.
He most fears censorship and all of his other fears are related to thisone. He fears that the government will censor books and other things. In theFahrenheit 451 books are censored because different people don’t like certainbooks. I think that the government will always censor things but not because afew people don’t like something.In conclusion I think Bradbury’s fear was exaggerated because in myopinion most of the things that happened in the book would never happen in reallife. The things that could happen probably would not have been as bad as inthe book.