To begin, the novel Fahrenheit 451 connects to 2017 because of the way that the lower powered people in the U.S are basically consenting the authority of the people in more power than they have like Trump. In the novel, Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury which is about the protagonist Guy Montag started off as a fireman who burns books because that is what the government wants for this strange society. In this society books are burned because they are seen as a threat by the government saying that it may give the citizens too much “freedom” or too much “knowledge” and some citizens may be more superior or “smarter” than others which might give them a bigger advantage. To show that people consent everything that the person in power says here is some evidence. Secondly , in the book Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, the main protagonist Guy Montag a firefighter who is forced to burn books by the government was having a conversation with his wife about his job and she mentioned,” You should’ve thought of that before becoming a fireman. Thought! He said. Was I given a choice?” (49).