History YMMV / Fahrenheit451

19th May '18 4:14:14 PM Crantastic
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* ValuesDissonance: At one point a discussion on politics is entirely focused on comparing the President to his last political challenger in a very superficial way, with a woman complaining that the challenger dressed unflatteringly, and picked his nose on national television. While this was intended to underscore how superficial she was, modern readers would be scratching their heads at what political party would nominate such an unprofessional individual in the first place.
19th Apr '18 1:48:06 PM TheMountainKing
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* ValuesResonance: This novel predicted iPods, flatscreen [=TVs=], the decline of quality in public schools, prescription drug abuse, people abandoning books for new media, and everyone living in fear over war, but not really taking action. The Choose Your Own Adventure television shows are awfully similar to video-games too. Replace the telescreens with smartphones and you have the phenomenon known as [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phubbing phubbing]]. If you go by the interpretation that the book is actually about political correctness, then "social justice warriors" got you covered.

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* ValuesResonance: This novel predicted iPods, flatscreen [=TVs=], the decline of quality in public schools, prescription drug abuse, people abandoning books for new media, and everyone living in fear over war, but not really taking action. The Choose Your Own Adventure television shows are awfully similar to video-games too. Replace the telescreens with smartphones and you have the phenomenon known as [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phubbing phubbing]]. If you go by the interpretation that The reading of the book is actually as being about political correctness, then "social justice warriors" got you covered.correctness is also increasingly relevant, as that has become a contentious issue.
17th Mar '18 9:27:02 PM DrSleep
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* MemeticMutation: Regarding the 2018 adaptation. Given that two of Michael B. Jordan's [[Film/FantasticFour2015 previous]] [[Film/BlackPanther2018 roles]] involved burning things as well, people like to joke that Jordan must be a secret pyromaniac or otherwise obsessed with burning things.
1st Mar '18 7:29:06 PM DrSleep
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** Creator/MichaelBJordan plays Montag in the 2018 film; this isn't the [[Film/FantasticFour2015 first time that he's played a character who's associated with fire]].

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** Creator/MichaelBJordan plays Montag in * MemeticMutation: Regarding the 2018 film; this isn't the adaptation. Given that two of Michael B. Jordan's [[Film/FantasticFour2015 first time previous]] [[Film/BlackPanther2018 roles]] involved burning things as well, people like to joke that he's played Jordan must be a character who's associated secret pyromaniac or otherwise obsessed with fire]]. burning things.
28th Feb '18 7:58:18 AM masterofthehouse
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** Creator/MichaelBJordan plays Montag in the 2018 film; this isn't the [[Film/FantasticFour2015 first time that he's played a character associated with fire]].

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** Creator/MichaelBJordan plays Montag in the 2018 film; this isn't the [[Film/FantasticFour2015 first time that he's played a character who's associated with fire]].
28th Feb '18 7:57:11 AM masterofthehouse
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* HilariousInHindsight: Bradbury successfully predicted headphones, as seen here:

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Bradbury successfully predicted headphones, as seen here:


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** Creator/MichaelBJordan plays Montag in the 2018 film; this isn't the [[Film/FantasticFour2015 first time that he's played a character associated with fire]].
21st Dec '17 1:19:33 AM Gray
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* DeathOfTheAuthor: Later in life, Bradbury [[http://www.laweekly.com/2007-05-31/news/ray-bradbury-fahrenheit-451-misinterpreted/ claimed]] that the book is ''not'' about government censorship. Instead, he says that books are illegal in his story because excessive political correctness censored literature into oblivion and [[NewMediaAreEvil television destroyed interest in reading altogether]], to the point that the people demanded books to be banned. As such, the culprit is the people themselves rather than government. Despite Bradbury's assertions, the book is almost universally read as a statement on government censorship used to pacify the citizenry.

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* DeathOfTheAuthor: Later in life, Bradbury [[http://www.laweekly.com/2007-05-31/news/ray-bradbury-fahrenheit-451-misinterpreted/ claimed]] that the book is ''not'' about government censorship. Instead, he says that books are illegal in his story because excessive political correctness censored literature into oblivion and [[NewMediaAreEvil television destroyed interest in reading altogether]], to the point that the people demanded books to be banned. As such, the culprit is the people themselves rather than government. Despite Bradbury's assertions, the book is almost universally read as a statement on government censorship used to pacify the citizenry. Both interpretations fit, however, and they aren't necessarily mutually exclusive.
2nd Dec '17 7:23:15 AM fruitstripegum
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* HilariousInHindsight: Bradbury successfully predicted headphones, as seen here:
--->"And in her ears the little seashells, the thimble radios tamped tight, and an electronic ocean of sound, of music and talk and music and talk coming in, coming in on the shore of her unsleeping mind."
23rd Oct '17 9:41:32 AM Togie
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** Sadly, with the way the American 2016 election is going, some might argue that this is a case of ValuesDissonance that is radically transforming into ValuesResonance
28th Feb '17 4:21:19 PM MarkyVigoroth
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* ValuesResonance: This novel predicted iPods, flatscreen [=TVs=], the decline of quality in public schools, prescription drug abuse, people abandoning books for new media, and everyone living in fear over war, but not really taking action. The Choose Your Own Adventure television shows are awfully similar to video-games too. Replace the telescreens with smartphones and you have the phenomenon known as [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phubbing phubbing]].

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* ValuesResonance: This novel predicted iPods, flatscreen [=TVs=], the decline of quality in public schools, prescription drug abuse, people abandoning books for new media, and everyone living in fear over war, but not really taking action. The Choose Your Own Adventure television shows are awfully similar to video-games too. Replace the telescreens with smartphones and you have the phenomenon known as [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phubbing phubbing]]. If you go by the interpretation that the book is actually about political correctness, then "social justice warriors" got you covered.
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