Fahrenheit 451

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Violence Is Frequently Relevant To the Society in Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451 is a novel written by Ray Bradbury. In Bradbury’s futuristic novel, violence is prevalently revealed in the society. Violence in society is aggression, cruelty, rough or injurious physical actions and treatment towards the citizens and civilization in the society, where everyone has the same theory and beliefs on the way one should act. In Fahrenheit 451, everyone is careless and relatively violent with the exception of Clarisse Maclellan who has an innocent love of people and nature. Guy Montag, who is searching for himself and happiness, progresses into a very violent character throughout the novel. Fahrenheit 451 is violent for many reasons including the
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Since the only thing they have ever experienced is careless, violent actions, this is what makes them happy as appose to peaceful settlements. Therefore violence is frequently prevalent and relevant to the society in Fahrenheit 451. Not only are the parlor walls violent, but the Mechanical Hound is violent. The Mechanical Hound is trained to attack people who have books. The Hound is trained to severely injure, or kill anyone who has any source of a book. The Mechanical Hound can be compared to a dog in today’s society. In today’s society, a dog is quite often trained to be well behaved, and stable. In Fahrenheit 451, the Mechanical Hound is trained to do the opposite of what the typical dog is trained to do today. The Mechanical Hound is a violent threat to the society and nobody wants to have an encounter with it. Rather than solving issues and disagreements with a peaceful settlement, they are solved using the Mechanical Hound. Unlike the firehouse dog in today’s society, the soulless, hollow enforcer Mechanical Hound does not rescue people, but does the opposite. The Mechanical Hound is violent because it goes against Guy Montag, who was once a guardian to the Hound. Although Montag had books, the Mechanical Hound was trained to go after any traitor, but in fact the Mechanical Hound was a traitor itself for going after one who was once its leader. The Mechanical Hound seems like a brilliant idea to the


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