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Fahrenheit 451 is a novel by Ray Bradbury, depicting a world in which books are outlawed, and firemen start fires, not put them out. The main character is Guy Montag, a fireman.

The title is quite clever, because at 451 degrees Fahrenheit, paper combusts.

The son-of-a-bitch Michael Moore used the title's theme in his movie "Fahrenheit 9/11", to Ray Bradbury's disapproval.
I read Fahrenheit 451 yesterday, and realized that books and the ability to spread wisdom are very valuable.
by W23 October 07, 2006
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The moment when you realize your out of shit tickets and reach for a literary volume of any kind.
Guy 1 - "Dude there's no TP!"

Guy 2 - "Go fahrenheit 451. I don't read that shit anyway."
by Nothing2hyde October 12, 2011
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A book by Ray Bradbury. The story is about a future dystopia. It follows the line of a Heroic Quest. Guy Montag is the good guy. He starts off with the status quo of this society. Books are outlawed and he's agaisn't them. A reason why books are illegal is explained when the false mentor, Captain Beattey, says "Knowledge is like a loaded gun.", basically meaning knowledge can be used agaisnt stupid people. Guy first starts to wonder about his life when Charrise the true mentor ask him "Are you happy?". He realizes his life isn't and he doesn't love his wife, Mildred, who just watches tv all day watching something called 'The Family'.

Guy Montag works as a fireman, which burn books instead of put fires out because houses are fireproof in the future. On one alarm they find a old women on a pile of books in her house, in rebellion against society she lights her books and herself on fire. Before she does that Montag steals a book. He wonders if something in the book will fix his life and make it happy.

He stores it with other books he stole. Beattey knows he stole a book and warns him to burn it. One day they get a alarm and arrive at his house. Beattey gives him a flamethrower and he burns his house down. Beatty taunts him and assaults him and Montag burns him alive. He makes it out of the city to a group of outsiders who read books. They start going away from the city and a nuclear bomb is dropped on it. They decided to head back to the cities ruins and teach surviver's etc. about how life use to be.
Fahrenheit 451 teaches you how knowledge is important.
by illestemia April 30, 2009
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