OH MY GOD YOU ARE AWESOME!!!!!!!!!
Farenheit 451 is easily the best booke ver written. Whoever said another good one is the giver is disturbed...the giver was good, but you cant even
put it in the same CATEGORY as F451!!!
Yes, the book is banned in alot of places, and challenged daily. But not in the nation...maybe specific libraries or towns, but not the nation, I took
a class on it.
Ok, go read the book. Then....go check out the publication date...1950 baby! This man predicted our lives basically (big screen TV's, virtual
reality, BILLBOARDS THAT HAVE TO BE MADE LONGER BECAUSE OUR CARS GO FASTER???
) and also predicted just whats happening in them. Digests, movie
versions, bookstores are empty and replaced with shopping malls, book on tape, book on cd, the only books anyone reads are the books they are forced
to read in education and school, and its seldom!
Now, in todays society, we read the same boks over and over. For example: nobody would go read A Wrinkle in Time if they didn't have to, shoot I
think I'm the only person in my class who could pronounce L'Engle's name much less already read the book! F451 challenges everything- education,
government, police force, advertising, the transportation system for crying out loud!
But here's the big clencher.....why RECENTLY alot of people have been taking it off their shelves...
it challenges the firefighters.
In the book, the antagonists, the evil guys...are the firefighters
...and NOBODY wants to think that, what with september 11 and all. Now, of
course, in the book firefighers play a much different rold than the ones of today, but still, in a country where everything is taken literally and as
a threat, no one is safe.
When the youth group at a church in Pennysylvania suggests to have a book burning, as theyre friends and family members join in around a giant
bonfire BURNING BOOKS AND MUSIC AND CD's...that's when you know that Ray was right from the beginning.
And that's when we start to get scared.
Ok and another thing........
I prmote Sparknotes and study guides for passing tests in AP English courses all the way.
But I will cry for ANYONE whoe ever tries to get a summary of this book.
That's complete and utter destruction of what the book is about.
Don't mess with me about this book, I will get angry.
If you happen to get a copy, read the Coda he wrote. It talks allll about that. You'll be blown away.
(sorry i went on about that for awhile)
Elevated..I aplaud you for posting this...but denounce it for having thought of sparknotes...dont you see thats what the whole book is against?
sorry..im just very passionate about censorship..ive got a jacket with the 100 most challenged books of the 1990's on the back. thats how much im for
ok...i still love you for making this thread
[Edited on 2-4-2004 by EmptyPlasticBag]