Since Montag’s awareness led him to reach out for knowledge to become more literate, he now knows the truth. This information will be important for him to know as he progresses through the novel. What is now known is that everyone in the society is isolated and they barely talk, learn and much less see or want to face reality. Whether it is one or more of those reasons, it can be seen how this society doesn't have much to it or have some new things coming out of it because no one is contributing in a helpful way. If only they took into account what was wrong, like Montag did, they could face the problems and put a stop to it.
Isolation is a very sad thing. There are two ways it can go. Either someone can just deal with it and be lonely and sad, or that person can make it into a positive thing. In the Giver, Jonas is getting very isolated with his community, first Jonas refuses to go back to the annex room, then he stops taking the pills, then the game of war, and last he knows about the release.All of these, changes jonas in many ways. Jonas refuses to go to the annex room because he doesn't want any more memories of pain.
Not feeling, emotion, any feeling at all,is a very terrible feeling it's really the only feeling you could feel. Jonas states his feelings about not telling feelings ,“Sometimes I wish they'd ask for my wisdom more often-there are so many things I could tell them; things I wish they would change. But they don't want change. Life here is so orderly, so predictable-so painless. It's what they've chosen.”(Noyce).
In this town there was no respect for that which led the townspeople to close themselves off to anything that was not taught in the bible. It led Reverend Brown to lead the townspeople inadequately. The townspeople were relying on Reverend Brown to lead them and that is not wrong of them but the only problem here was that they did not know how to think for themselves. They were so closed minded to new ideas that everything outside the doctrine was wrong. To think freely is to be able to open your mind to new depths, it does not mean you have to agree to them or believe in them it just means that you are able to see out of the lense of someone
People argue that the quiet people are the ones that don't think. It leads to assumptions that quiet people don't have anything to say. The quietest ones are boring because they sit wondering off instead of talking to others. Quiet ones don’t get notice but they do notice the people who talk without thinking about what is being argued. Quiet people use silence as a way to express without talking so that the loud ones can learn from the mistakes when not thinking ahead.
Granted, Facebook or other social media sites are a great way to keep in touch with long distance friends or family. This can be great but should not be the sole way to interact with people. One reason as to why technology should not be used to limit social interaction is because it offers no face to face communication. Texts or emails can not stand in for hearing a friend’s voice or seeing a smile in person. Little by little, the internet and mobile technology seem to be subtly destroying the meaningfulness of interactions between two people.
(AGG) “Money cannot buy peace of mind. It cannot heal ruptured relationships, or build meaning into a life that has none” (DeVos). Some people think that money can buy happiness, but it does not give anything more. (BS-1) In the book Fahrenheit 451, Montag, the main character, lives in a society where people are obsessed with the materials around them. (BS-2) Therefore, the author includes affects that the materials have on people.
You can tell by the tone of the conversation Crooks isn’t just talking about some guy, but rather himself, and that he sometimes feels like he doesn't know what’s what anymore, because of the loneliness he feels. He’s trying to convey his feels of isolation and the only person who’s bothered to talk to him is Lennie, and Lennie isn’t even focused on the conversation. Before Lennie sat down, Crooks insisted he leave him alone, and the longer Lennie sits there the more open Crooks becomes, and the more open he become, the vulnerable he feels, because he is afraid of saying the wrong thing to the wrong person. In this statement, we see him asking Lennie how does a man cope with these feelings of alienation, and because Lennie doesn’t provide an answer, he fills in the blanks himself, trying to make sense of his life. Although there are many characters throughout the book who demonstrate their era, Crooks and George and Lennie gives us the best insight to how people of this time felt and how they coped with what they
Nonetheless, there are still people like Dolphus Raymond in the world who find themselves limited by their fear of public ridicule. If we did only had gray, quiet people in the world, there would be no hope for progress. Luckily, rays of
His lack of self confidence in creating his own identity holds him back. Given he had no social rule book to follow he allows societies general norms to guide him. “As a society, it seems sometimes that we have no desire to grow. Any hint at change is met with aggression.