Essay On Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury

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Love boosts self-confidence because we, emotional beings, then would want to become stronger in order to protect the ones we love. In the novel, Bradbury conveys love being powerful by writing, “ I don't want her back to this house” (148)! Bradbury expresses love by showing how much Will wants to protect Jim from the evilness of the circus. “This” shows how important Jim’s safety is to Will. “This” shows that Will is not referring the whole town, but Jim’s house specifically. Additionally, “this” is italicized in order to show the importance of it and to catch the reader's attention. The Dust Witch has marked Jim’s house, which made Will believe that the carnival would come to Jim’s house and drag him into the darkness. Will would do anything …show more content…

However, saving their friendship allows Will to develop confidence in himself. Before, Will did not have the courage to protect Jim, besides talking him out of it or following him to ensure safety. After many chapters, Will has the courage to use force on Jim to keep him safe, even if Jim does not want protection. Will, at the beginning, thought he is useless at preventing his friend to fall into temptation. Then, Will found out that if he uses enough force on Jim, then he may not fall into the evilness of the circus. Additionally, in the beginning of the novel, Will always ran away from the situation, until it is solved, like the circus. However, at the end of the book, Will started facing his problems and does not fear his enemies. Bradbury indicates that Will is a dynamic character and he becomes more bold to protect the ones he cares about, especially Jim. Bradbury, also, shows how love can build self-confidence by writing, “But there were no hands on this clock. He could not tell what hour of the night of life it was for himself, the boys, or the unknowing town” …show more content…

However, self-confidence does not come to one, but they must go through events that let them gain self-confidence. The main characters have build or gained self-assurance by accepting themselves and others, loving others, and sharing a common cause. However, they gained self-confidence by others, so they can protect the people they dear the most. Acceptance is a key to self-confidence because without acceptance, they cannot even believe in themselves that they are able to protect others. For example, Charles did not accept himself for his age and miss of opportunities. However, he become more acceptance, which made him become confident and able to start protecting others, such as the village and his son, Will. Another key to self-confidence is love because love starts the wanting to protect others. For example, Will’s friendship with Jim makes Will build confidence in himself, so he can become stronger to protect Jim from the evilness. Lastly, a shared common cause is a way to build self-confidence by connecting others. An example, in the book, is when Charles and Will with their weak relationship, at the beginning. However, as the book progress, Charles and Will’s bond grew because they want to protect the town and other possible victims from the circus. Even though Something Wicked This Way Comes is suppose to be a fun, entertaining novel, it also shows

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