Study Guide

Fahrenheit 451 Genre

By Ray Bradbury

Genre

Dystopian Literature, Science Fiction

Does the world of Fahrenheit 451 seem like a place you want to live? Exactly. It’s a dystopia. It’s the opposite of a utopia. It’s a future society defined by excessive authoritative control and limited personal freedom. As for science fiction, well, you’re dealing with Bradbury – he’s the science fiction master. Technology like the Mechanical Hound and advancements like the many-walled TV parlour define the futuristic setting and clearly mark the genre.