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Die Heuning Pot Literature Guide
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Analysis

Fahrenheit 451 Steaminess Rating

Exactly how steamy is this story?

G

There's no sex to be found here. Mildred and Montag sleep in separate beds, which might have more to do with the fact that Bradbury was writing in the 1950s than anything else. We know couples have sex because they still have children, and Montag even references Mildred’s friends having had an abortion, or twenty. You know, for a book full of "the cycle of life" stuff, there’s surprisingly little procreation going on here…

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