“Without libraries what have we? We have no past and no future.”
The above quote highlights one of Bradbury’s most significant re-occurring themes: the importance of free speech and knowledge. This is extremely apparent in Fahrenheit 451 where the importance of free speech is showcased brilliantly. Bradbury touched on many relevant subjects in the 1950’s such as nuclear war, racism and fear of foreign political powers. He was a person who loved the concepts encompassing free thought, education of a younger generation, and the importance of knowledge. All of these themes are interwoven throughout his work.