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1 Fahrenheit 451The Temperature at Which Books BurnFahrenheit 451 portrays censorship in the future through the fictional story of one man Guy Montag who undergoes an awakening by realizing the significance of his actions and the need to express the ideas that were bring oppressed by the future government2 Guy Montag is a fireman who appears to be heartily supportive and contributive to the burning of books which is normal because firemen in the conformist future burn books for a living He meets Clarisse McClellan a sixteen year old idealist with strong convictions against the social structure that oppresses individual thinking and demands conformity Clarisse opens his mind to new concepts and from then on he begins to perceive the world differently One day Guy and the other firemen have to burn down the book-infested house of an elderly lady who refuses to leave her house and her books so she burns to the ground with her books making Guy realize that There must be something in books things we cant imagine to make a woman stay in a burning house there must be something there p51 Guy sneaks two books from the ladys home and as the time goes by he secretly reads many books until his wife discovers his secret and turns him in After that Guy burns his firehouse and the men in it to evade being caught and as a result becomes the most wanted fugitive in his country Guy escapes successfully and works with a small group of revolutionaries to restore the respect and circulation of books3 The title of the book Fahrenheit 451The Temperature at Which Books Burn is significant because it is a metaphor for real life and it is used as a prominent symbol in the book Fahrenheit 451 is the temperature at which books are burn The firemen know this because they work with burning books everyday The Book People dread this temperature because it destroys
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