Conformity Exposed In Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury

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Within the first book of Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, the fireman Guy Montag had changed to a societal outcast through questioning the conformity ingrained into his mind. After burning a woman for refusing to leave behind her books, Montag talked with his wife Mildred about why she would essentially commit suicide for books. In this epiphany, he realizes “‘There must be something in books, things we can’t imagine, to make a woman stay in a burning house” to which Mildred then replies “She was simple-minded.” (48). Because Montag burned this woman, unlike the rest of society shown in the microcosm of his wife, he begins to question the illegality of books instead of adamantly questioning the criminal.This interrogation likely began after

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