Fahrenheit 451 Conformity Analysis

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The nature of conformity and individualism in Fahrenheit 451 is different compared to each other. Conformity is how everyone is in the novel while individualism is only shown outside of society. The true nature of conformity is that everyone is created equally while individualism shows what a real person is. In the novel, Montag was a character that was affected by conformity and individualism since he was once conformed in society, but then soon became an individual himself. Conformity and Individualism are polar opposites and that everyone should be unique in their own way. Conformity in Fahrenheit 451 is shown that everyone is the same, while having individualism, you can be unique in your own way. Beatty says otherwise, “We must all be alike. Not everyone born free and equal, as the Constitution says, but everyone made equal. Each man the image of every other; then all are happy, for there are no …show more content…

He became a different person after he have left the society. It states, “Had he ever seen a fireman that didn’t have black hair, black brows, a fiery face, and a blue-steel shaved but unshaved look? These men were all mirror images of himself!” (pg 30). This shows that Montag was like everyone else. He represents a fireman and everyone one else that is a fireman. Since every man is made the same, that is why Montag and everyone one else at his work looks the same. Everyone will be conformed that looks like him will become a fireman in the future. Once he escaped from the society, he met Gregor and he said, “Walk carefully. Guard your health. If anything should happen to Harris, you are the Book of Ecclesiastes. See how important you’ve become in the last minute!”(pg 144). This shows that Montag has changed and that he wasn’t like everyone else, but he was his own person. He is the Book of Ecclesiastes and that everyone else in his past society is not like him

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