#AtoZChallenge: F

Everyone has been so encouraging about my theme and haiku! So far the challenge has been really fun and I’m enjoying it immensely. Thank you for visiting the Story Realm!

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Theme: My Favorite Stories in Haiku

Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 is the story of a dystopian society in which firemen start fires. The fires destroy art and books and individual thinking. Guy Montag is a fireman. His late night calls are not to save children from burning buildings.  They are to ignite pages of words that create worlds and watch them singe and curl into nothing.

Bradbury describes a society that is at once organized and comfortingly predictable, but also restrictive and divisive. Life is bland and colorless. Relationships are shallow and filled with distrust. This Orwellian world paints a picture of the consequences of censorship and oppressive government.

F is for Fahrenheit 451

They burned all the books.

Razed color, light, thought and choice.

Their souls lay in ash.

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I would also recommend the action film Equilibrium, starring Christian Bale. The film is an incredibly exciting adaptation of the novel for screen. It is definitely a favorite of mine.

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13 thoughts on “#AtoZChallenge: F

  1. Favorite stories … I’d say off the top of my head, Wall-E (greatest love story ever), Field of Dreams, Sun Also Rises. Fahrenheit 451 sounds like it could take its place among them.

    So glad i found your blog through the A to Z Challenge.

    – Eli@CoachDaddy

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  2. Oh my goodness I didn’t know this about Equilibrium before and had to look it up – apparently there was no formal direct association between the movie and Fahrenheit 451 but it was so heavily influenced that it just became understood as one of the best adaptations of the book. That’s kinda cool!

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