Examples Of Brainwashing In Fahrenheit 451

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What would you do in a dystopian society? Brainwashing has changed American society in many ways, mostly in negative ways. For instance, in the novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, Bradbury states that society has been brainwashed into thinking that books are deleterious. The main character in the novel Guy Montag tries to convince society why books are important. On the other hand, society thinks that Montag was out of his mind. Due to that reason, Montag makes the decision into leaving the society. The novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury also states “We must be all alike. Not everyone burn free and equal as the constitution says but everyone made equal. Each man the image of every other: then all are happy”(Bradbury 56). What this quote…show more content…
Montag explains how books can give us information about what is going on in the world or about the past. Montag also says that books can make us feel some type of emotion. How books can make us feel happy, sad or mad etc. In the novel Fahrenheit 451 Montag states,“I've always said poetry and tears, poetry and suicide and crying and awful feelings. Poetry and sickness, all that mush”{Bradbury 101}. All that Montag wants is to make the community realize why books are important. How books can help us. Also, how books can make us feel some type of emotion. In the novel Fahrenheit 451 states how Montag read a poem to Mrs. Phelps which she is one of Mildred’s vapid friends. As Montag was reading her that poem Mrs. Phelps began to cry. The poem touched her feelings and brought out her emotions. The poem reminded her of her third husband going to war. However, Mildred which is Montag’s wife told her to snap out of it and that poems are unpleasant. This shows how Montag tried showing Mrs. Phelps how how having emotions feel. However, Mrs. Phelps was too brainwashed and controlled by the government and decided to ignore her
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