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).
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.
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.
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
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.
This quote, “They run us so ragged by the end of the day we can’t do anything but go to bed or head for a Fun Park to bully people around, break windowpanes in the window smasher or wreck cars in the Car Wrecker… They kill each other.” (Bradbury 27). Clarisse explains the children’s role in society.
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?
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. The society Ray Bradbury creates in Fahrenheit 451 showcases how censorship is a threat to free thinking, society’s humanity, and human relationships through the use of imagery, symbolism and motifs.
To begin, when Grendel is first introduced he is alone, watching and casting questions towards a ram and the sky, however he receives no answer. This is a first look into the mindset of this descendent of Cain, Grendel has no one to speak to. Later on, when his mother is introduced, it is revealed that she is incapable of verbally speaking with her son. This lack of communication creates a canyon between Grendel and his mother, one that no bridge can cover. There is no mother or God to guide or teach him the ways of socialization, and so, he is isolated; watching the lives of others through a crack in a wall.
Jessi didn’t really care about the curfew. She was never outside after dark. *** The rest of the day was long and depressing for Jessi. Barely anybody spoke and the ones who did only said one sentence before falling silent again. When the final bell of the day had rung, the school evacuated quietly.
Social lives and interaction in Fahrenheit 451 are also somewhat different than our world. In their world, people don’t usually interact, and they have parlor ‘families’ on TV screens. Any relationship someone does have is usually fake, shallow, and distant. In the book, Millie interacts with her neighbors, but all they do is watch the parlor TV’s. When Montag unplugs the parlor, the women can’t seem to have a meaningful conversion, and repeat the same sentences to each other.
The Fall by: Hailey Phipps “Nobody likes you.” “Everybody hates you.” “ Just do it all ready.” Every night those words would slice through my thoughts like sharp knives slicing through my brain. Every day when I got home from school, I would sit in my closet with a razor blade in my hand and my wrist facing up.