Conformity In Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury

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Bradbury uses characters to embody the repercussions of excessive conformity in the form of discontentment. As "Bradbury's message is not in... any single one-dimensional character," many characters contribute to his theme of conformity (Connor 416). Guy Montag and Captain Beatty, in particular, represent the unhappiness from forced submission and the resulting casualty. Guy, a fireman who was previously enthralled in book burning, realised the repression it wrought and he revolted against the system he once submitted to. During this revelation, he remarks he "was not happy" and that "his smile [slid] away... like the stuff of a fantastic candle burning too long and now collapsing and now blown out" (Bradbury 9). Though Beatty is also aware

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