Ray Bradbury Writing Styles in Fahrenheit 451

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Point of View

In terms of the narration, the story is told from the third person, past tense, point of view. Its primary perspective is that of the central character and protagonist, Guy Montag, recounting or contemplating events from his standpoint. In terms of authorial point of view, the story can be looked at in a number of ways, most of which interrelate. There is a sense of satire about the work, of aspects of society being exaggerated to the point where their fundamental shallowness can be seen for what it is. Perhaps the most noteworthy example of this point of view is the parlor, with its realistic, enveloping, mind-numbing, constant presentation of superficial entertainment.

When considering the parlor, it's important to remember that "Fahrenheit 451" was first written and published in the very early days of television, at a time when radio and the movies, while still attracting large...

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