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One such author Ray Bradbury utilized this concept in his work Fahrenheit 451 a futuristic look of a man and his role in society Bradbury utilizes the luxuries of life in America today in addition to various occupations and technological advances to show what life could be like if the future takes a drastic turn for the worse He turns mans best friend the dog against man changes the role of public servants and changes the value of a person In Fahrenheit 451 Guy Montag the main character is able to see through the government and the official policies of his society He does so by gradually beginning to question certain aspect of society which most simply accept as fact Montags job as a fireman serves as a setting to show how many people passively accept the absurdity of their society Instead of rushing to put out fires as firemen today do Montag rushes to start fires burning the books and homes of people reported to have books This was considered by most people to be a respectable profession But on different occasions Montag took a book out of burning homes and would from time to time read them From this he begins to to question the values of his society Montags marriage also serves a setting to contrast passive acceptance versus questioning of societys values His marriage isnot the happy kind that couples today experience but more like a coexistence He and his wife live together and he supports her though he apparently neither loves her a great deal or expects her to love This relationship and living arrangement with its lack of love is Bradburys way of showing what life could be like if people notonly stop communicating but stop thinking and choosing thus loosing control over their lives Montag and his wife continue to live together though people in that situation today would not hesitate to
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