Ray Bradbury

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Ray Bradbury

-As a child,he was a voracious reader of adventure and fantasy fiction.- He graduated from a Los Angeles high school in 1938. Although his formal education ended there, he became a "student of life."-Bradbury uses science fiction to convey his message that unchecked oppressive government irreparably damages society by limiting the creativity and freedom of its people.- was develeoped during political climate of the early 1950's the heyday of McCarthyism, a time of oppessive society.- lessons of this American classic, the dangers of censorship and government control


"I don't try to describe the future. I try to prevent it."

-When an individual is not able to participate in interactions with real people, they are less liekly to indicate feelings of loneliness when watching their favorite TV show- Musicians, celebrites and athletes create an image of an "perfect society"- Mass media defines and shapes our definitions- Mindless television may idle and improverist the developement of the prefrontal cortex, which is responsible for sequencing behavior for self control-Individuals in the adolescence time period in life are more vunerable to making decisions bases on what they saw on television

B00k Quotes

-"She didn't look up from her script again. Well, this is a play comes on the wall-to-wall circuit in ten minutes. They mailed me my part this morning."-“Nobody listens anymore. I can't talk to the walls because they're yelling at me, I can't talk to my wife; she listens to the walls. I just want someone to hear what I have to say. And maybe if I talk long enough it'll make sense. And I want you to teach me to understand what I read.” -“We're going to meet a lot of lonely people in the next week and the next month and the next year. And when they ask us what we're doing, you can say, We're remembering. That's where we'll win out in the long run."


Trigilia, C. (2010). Social Capital and Local Development (4th ed., Vol. 4, pp. 427-442). N.p.: European Journal of Social Theory. Retrieved November 23, 2013

Fahrenheit 451


Ray Bradbury


Social Issue

Our society today is commutated by television that influences our state of mind, level of acceptance and our perspectives'

It is up to us as a society to take a step back from this "brain washing" media and ask ourselves do we really want to be targets of mass media? We should realize the jeopardies of television that influence our lives .


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