Dystopian Society In 'Fahrenheit 451'

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I realized after reading the book that the point of the wartime setting was to show the ignorance of the people living in this dystopian society. Fahrenheit 451 depicts how society’s main focus was what was on TV and what were the latest upgrades they could make to their TV and these senseless ideas were caused by the lack of books. This was especially seen in the part of the book at the Montag house when Guy questions Mrs. Phelps about her husband going to war, she doesn’t seem to be worried because, she has never seen the danger. This unawareness being the fault of the media and government not showing the war to the public as it is and showing the war as they want people to see it by lying in hope to manipulate the population. After the questioning by Guy, the conversation quickly changes back to their favorite topic of television showing what is important to them. The bombing of the city at he end really pushed Montag to pursue his goals as it ended the questioning of how Mildred would be with out…show more content…
” (pg 138) Montag thinks this as he walks along the train tracks after he escapes the city. I believe Montag is speaking about how Clarisse made her own decisions and walked on a different path of life like he just did. Clarisse and him went against what society wanted them to do and now he is searching for what will happen because of his choices to stray away from the norm. It is significant that Montag refers to Clarisse because, to him she remains the most important influence to all of what he has done. She had effected all of his actions and decisions with her words. Clarisse essentially caused Montag to be where he is now, walking to the city with his fellow companions who also didn’t agree with society’s views.
“And when he died, I suddenly realized I wasn’t crying for him at all, but for all the things he did...Everyone must leave something behind when he dies, my grandfather said.”(pg
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