Jim trips hits his head and goes to the nurse 's office. Fat Luke is laughed at and mocked while the rest of the students are standing around doing nothing, this sounds a lot like gym these days. Why should children be forced to go through every time they walk through the gym doors? Nothing good ever happens in the gym and that needs to stop. If parents knew what was happening in the gym there would be no gym, if schools realized the zero percent positive effect it had on the students there would be no gym, if children told what happened in and protested gym there would be no gym.
Aisha is not used to being unable to solve a problem, so when this happens she shuts down. She stops getting good grades, does not take care of her physical appearance and even skips her interview at Barnard. “Her hair looks greasy; she hasn’t even bothered to press coconut oil into her scalp or run her fingers through the kinks. She keeps wearing that stupid Destiny’s Child t-shirt, and when no one is home, she sneaks into the living room and watches soaps on TV.” (Budhos 93). Aisha feels there is no purpose in trying anymore.
Peter Weller once stated, “Television is an isolating experience, sadly enough. But as good as it ever gets, it’s still isolating. You sit in your home and visit with no one.” Staring into the television screen, zoned out and mesmerized, our minds are living the life of the characters in the movie or TV show. In today’s society, people obsess over there shows instead of there family, friends, and children. The television has seized our minds, ignoring what’s happening around us.
Montag’s wife “Mildred” who is addicted to television and radio did not care about her husband’s feelings. Mildred lives vicariously through the lives of her “family” on the parlor shows; her real life is basically empty. Her relationship with her husband is the only thing in her life that is not fictional however she doesn’t spend time with him or even talks to him about anything meaningful. Mildred merely sits most of the day watching her favorite TV clown show, while reading scripts. Mildred and her friends gather to watch television and hold shallow at best conversations, which is all but to much for Montag himself, especially once he realizes they are so delusional about reality that the voted for a man that looked better than his opponent in appearance only, simply because that’s what the Television showed them to do.
For example, after Montag burns an old woman with her books, he and Mildred converse saying “‘It’s a good thing the rug’s washable’”(53). This quote shows that Mildred is more concerned about an inanimate object than the person who is dead. The citizens are shut away from the world and the lack of the free thought creates an objective view of the world.The people in this society no longer have personal feeling and opinions of their own; they go about their lives with the emotional detachments of robots.The
The Nazi’s dehumanized jews during day to day life in the holocaust making sure they felt worthless. They did this in Night many times from covering Eliezer and his fellow jews in their defecation, tattooing numbers resembling those on possessable items, and making them stand naked, totally vulnerable and without dignity. One might even think that the Nazi’s were envious of the happiness possessed by the
The dystopian literature Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury is about a fireman name Montag who burns books with pleasure, it is against the law to read book. The symbol book represents Montag as not having knowledge, having a blank mind, and does not think right. Montag is a firefighter who loves to burn books because he hates nooks. When Montag burns books he describes it has a ugly and disgusting pigeon. “While the flapping pigeon-winged books died on the porch and lawn of the house.”(Bradbury pg.7) The symbols connects to Montag because burning books he loves to burn books with pleasure and taking away people 's knowledge.
Clarisse explains the children’s role in society. Children go to school all day, and then either go to bed or head to the Fun Park to cause great trouble. Bradbury includes this in the book because those reading can see how disturbing the children have become from this new use of technology. Children in this society are feeling as if no one cares about them; therefore, children take their anger out by killing other people, or smashing a lot of things at the Fun Park. The adults have no
In Fahrenheit 451, no one reads any books, thinks independently, or have conversations that are meaningful. The firemen of this society burn any book they find, people watch too much television, drive too fast, and listen to everything that the government tells them. “I’m afraid of children my own age. They kill each other. Did it always used to be that way?
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. Beatty, the firehouse captain, had been suspicious of Montag being in possession of literature. His dubious thoughts are found to be correct when Mildred turned Montag in. Montag is forced to go on the run, leaving the city for the countryside, where he finds other outcasted intellectuals. The city is bombed, leaving it completely destroyed and the society in ruins.