Conformity In Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury

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Professor Faber's lecture at the beginning of Fahrenheit 451 is very important, it highlights and sets an overall tone within the novel. Bradbury conveys how important books and knowledge are, and the huge impact they leave on society. Bradbury’s most prominent theme within 451 is conformity, along with censorship that hugely impacts society. Which correlates back to Faber's overall lecture, “ This book has pores. It has features.” “ This book can go under the microscope. “So now do you see why books are hated and feared? They only show the pores in the face of life. The comfortable people want only wax moon faces, poreless, hairless,expressionless”. What Faber was trying to indicate in his lecture was that nobody really appreciates authenticity. …show more content…

If people can’t enjoy the real for what it is then how will they ever have an open mind to anything. Censorship has completely dehumanized and created a sense of fear within people. It has led people to have such conservative mindsets. The people presented in Bradbury’s novel all lack individualism, everyone’s used to the small world that they’re in. Which stirs back to our current present time, many individuals have been struck into conformity through our day to day media. Social media platforms like Tiktok, Instagram and twitter all create an algorithm that is used to influence our perceptions on everything whether that be politics, fashion influence etc we are all somewhat pons on conformity. We are heavily influenced to the point where nothing can be deemed as “original”, we’ve all got the same ideas, opinions , morals etc. Not only are we lacking individualism, authenticity is something that is seen in such a negative light. No one ever wants to hear about the latest “bad” news in the world. The real and raw truth is hidden and pushed to the side to give us this happy perception but that’s simply just not real. Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 spoke immense

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