Fahrenheit 451 | Literature Criticism Critical Review by Everett T. Moore

This literature criticism consists of approximately 4 pages of analysis & critique of Fahrenheit 451.
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Critical Review by Everett T. Moore

SOURCE: "A Rationale for Bookburners: A Further Word From Ray Bradbury," in ALA Bulletin, Vol. 55, No. 5, May, 1961, pp. 403-4.

In the following review, Moore presents commentary on the themes of conformity and censorship in Fahrenheit 451.

"'The bigger your market, Montag, the less you handle controversy, remember that!'"

It is Captain Beatty speaking, explaining meticulously how it got started—this job of the firemen of the future, in Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451. It is the story of the firemen who answer alarms not to put out fires, but to start them.

"Magazines became a nice blend of vanilla tapioca. Books, so the damned snobbish critics said, were dishwater. No wonder books stopped selling, the critics said. But the public knowing what it wanted, spinning happily, let the comic books survive. And the three-dimensional sex magazines...

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