Disobedience In Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury

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Progress is something that everyone wants to achieve, but wanting to struggle for it, is something that most people are too afraid to do. The struggle usually comes in the form of people going against the ideas of others, and thus being disobedient. When the word disobedient word is brought up, people usually think it is an honorable trait. Progress is what drives the world, and it through progress that important change can be brought forward. Oscar Wilde once said, “Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who reads history, is man’s original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made, through disobedience and through rebellion”. Oscar is trying to prove that disobedience is a very valuable and beneficial trait and that there …show more content…

Someone who has the characteristic of being disobedient understands that the world is not perfect and that they can not be put under control by authority. They understand that disobedience can lead to people realizing the problems in the world and hopefully doing something about it. In the book, Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, people live in a dystopian society, where books are banned. People live in ignorance and pretend to be happy. Montag was live everyone else but he realizes that this is not who is wants to be, therefore he goes against the laws of his society, and at the end is successful in bringing about change in the world. In the book, Montag claims, "Maybe the books can get us half out of the cave. They just might stop us from making the same damn insane mistakes! ". Montag understands how everyone in his society is living in the dark, and are completely ignorant about the world around them. Through this, we can see how Montag sees the problems in his society and realizes that there needs to be some kind of change. His angry tone, suggests that Montag is done with people living in the dark and that he has to be the one, to bring some change to their society, and make progress in that way. By suggesting the opposite of what everyone thinks about books, Montag is revealing disobedience. The society that Montag is living in is obviously not the …show more content…

Most of us choose to be safe and avoid taking risks. If we want to bring about necessary change in the world, it has to start with us. We have to understand each other, and make is okay for others to do different things from everyone else. By doing this, people would be willing to take risks. We have to stop living in the dark, and demand changes. We have to also not let the government or anyone else, decide how we live our lives. Disobedience has to be seen as a strong characteristic instead of a bad one. Those who are able to take a step back, and want to change the problems that they see, are those who will achieve at the end. Instead of hiding in the comfort of the dark, we need to take risks and do something. Disobedience is a part of us, and we have to accept it as it is. You have to choose the life that you want. We have to stand up to injustice and fight for what we want. No one should have power over who we are. Disobedience can help fight all of these problems since it can make our voices be heard. It is because of the people in history, who fought for freedom and what they wanted, that we have so many opportunities in the world. We have to continue making progress and standing up to injustice in the

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