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Ray Bradbury and Fahrenheit 451
Transcript of Ray Bradbury and Fahrenheit 451
Ray Bradbury was born in Waukegan, Illinois, on August 22, 1920. "I grew up with a plentiful supply of books to be read. Even after I'd finish a particular book, I'd find my imagination racing, wondering what the characters might do next." -Ray Bradbury By the time he was eleven, he had already started writing his own stories. In 1938, he graduated from Los Angeles High School. "Libraries raised me. I don't believe in colleges and universities. I believe in libraries because most students don't have any money. When I graduated from high school, it was during the Depression and we had no money. I couldn't go to college, so I went to the library three days a week for ten years." Ray Bradbury is a writer of fantasy, horror, science fiction and mystery literature. He is best known for his book Fahrenheit 451. Fahrenheit 451 was originally published in February 1951 as a shorter version called "The Fireman." The novel is about a future American society where reading and critical thought are outlawed. The novel presents a future utopian socitey. What is the meaning of "utopia"?