Morbid curiosity overrides compassion. In Fahrenheit, people run out of their homes to watch fires, watch the houses burn. This is just a more active rubbernecking, and it’s described on page 37. Bradbury writes, “Beatty flicked his fingers to [start the fire]... People ran out of houses all down the street.” This is significant because people, through television and general societal attitudes, don’t realize the emotional reality of death, destruction, and pain. All they see is the carnality on the screen, and they can’t parse that out from their actual lives.
Fahrenheit 451 shows how people’s rights to free speech and media are essential to a free thinking society. Guy Montag, the main character, is a firefighter, which in his futuristic society means he burns books for the government because they are illegal due to the potentially controversial ideas they contain. Montag meets a girl named Clarisse, who helps him realize he’s not really content in how he’s living his life and in his relationships, which begins to change his viewpoint on the society’s standards. His wife Mildred, as well as the rest of society, are highly materialistic and shallow in their daily activities and interactions. Montag eventually steals a book during the fireman’s raid on a house, which leads him to seek out a man named Faber, who is an educated man, and helps encourage Montag to take steps to action.
One danger that people could face is not knowing what we see on the news or in the newspaper’s is actually true, and what people say just to cover themselves up or make someone else look good in the person’s eyes. One of the dangers that Guy Montag faced all throughout the book was that if he told anyone about the books he had stolen and hid in his house the authorities would come to his house and burn the books and the house itself. Mass control is considered a mass danger of censorship because someone controls everyone’s thoughts and imagination. Mass control takes away a person’s right to be themselves in society. “In post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), this reaction is charged or damaged.
This is until the day he meets Clarisse, who looks at the world in a different way than anyone else. Then, shortly after, he has to burn down a house full of books and burn the woman inside also because she refuses to leave. This causes Montag to realize that books should not be burned and have great significance in the world. He then shows his wife the abundance of books that he has collected from his job, and his wife, Mildred, becomes concerned. This later causes her to make up lies to cover the fact that Montag is breaking the law of owning books.
Despite being initiated by the people within the society, the government took advantage of its insecure people who lended them enough allowance to enforce censorship themselves. Originally being what the public wanted, the extensive measures by those such as the firemen, were disguised as peace. Referring to firemen, “They were given the new job, as custodians of our peace of mind, the focus of our understandable and rightful dread of being inferior: official censors, judges, and executors.” Beatty explains, "Colored people don 't like Little Black Sambo. Burn it. White people don 't feel good about Uncle Tom 's Cabin.
Beatty, a manipulative fire captain, seized an opportunity for power and did whatever he could to retain possession. In the book, Fahrenheit 451 written by Ray Bradbury, there was evidence that Beatty was persuading and terrorizing his fellow firemen and society because of the power in his hands. Although, he was educated by reading books, Beatty was not justified for hiding the truth about censorship because he kept society from thinking. He used his power for evil rather than good and sent fear throughout society. He is just as guilty as Montag because he read books as well and hid information that was very valid to the knowledge of the people of the society.
In Fahrenheit 451 Clarisse dies in an accident but Captain Beatty gets killed by Guy Montag because of how he was treating him and how he wanted to burn his house down. At the end of the book in Fahrenheit 451 the leaders set a bomb in the city because they couldn’t find Montag but Montag was out of the city and everyone dies. This shows that this society was a dystopia because of the misfortune of people dying. In the book Uglies you can tell it is a dystopia because the only society that wasn’t a dystopia was New Pretty Town but in that society not everything is perfect. The people in New Pretty Town have a damaged brain.
The dystopian novel “Fahrenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury introduces a local fireman named Guy Montag, but being a fireman isn’t the same occupation it is today. In this far away world books are illegal, just like drugs or treason. The job of getting rid of these binded pieces of literature lies in the hand of the firemen, burning every novel they can get their hands on. Montag has lived under the impression that this is normal, with his wife MIldred constantly hypnotized by a screen covered wall to which he can’t even break her trance. This is all Montag knows and lives by until Clarisse, Montag’s neighbor, pops into his life.
If you’re a powerful lamp kill all those who Shepherded hates. Your wish has been done Your new wish is my command Down to one wishes That night death came to many doors. Shepherd lost everything when his father died to the hands of a riot. He viewed the nobility for having their riches blind them, instead of handling the people. That night many people within the town never woke
Maybe in the future I 'll meet the devil and he 'll take me to hell where I would rot and would be out of my misery in the real world. I didn 't care anymore, they could judge me all they wanted, they could laugh, taunt me, bully me, do anything to me and I wouldn 't care at all. I hated myself for everything that I had done and that had happened to me. I hated my dad for being a drug leader and letting my mother be killed. I hated how I cared so much about trying to fit in when no one knew me or noticed me.