Examples Of Conformity In Fahrenheit 451

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Fahrenheit 451: Seek More than What The Eyes Allow Imagine living in a world, where ignorance triumphed knowledge. A society where thinking was prohibited, and was seen to be the root to unhappiness, because it was deemed to be the source of ideas that could go against the concept of conformity. In the novel, Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury creates a dystopian society where knowledge was not fundamental and books were seen to be a threat to their community. In the book, Guy Montag, a fireman who seems to be satisfied with his current life, and the job of burning books. Later realizes that there is more to the life he is currently living, and goes to seek the untold truth kept from their society to retain happiness in their community. Ray Bradbury …show more content…

In the book, Faber tells Montag, “I don’t talk things, sir. I talk the meaning of things. I sit here and know I’m alive” (75). Basically, Faber is saying that people have lost their way of communication, and the true purpose of it would be to understand things. Nowadays, people do not go further into what they see or hear, they do not ponder on things, but settle for what it is. In fact, Faber also states, “This book has pores. It has features… So now do you see why books are hated and feared? They show the pores in the face of life” (83). In other words, Faber believes that books have a sort of opening to the real meaning of life. They show the side of life, that may not always be happy and in their society, books are seen to be a danger to a community, just for that reason alone. Books offer a type of knowledge to our world, that may not always be deemed as a “happy ending”. Therefore it is feared and people live a life, where they do not understand things in a much deeper …show more content…

An event within the book states, “There must be something in books, something we can’t imagine, to make a woman stay in a burning house; there must be something there. You don’t stay for nothing” (51). In this scene, Montag is shaken up upon witnessing a woman choosing to stay in her house as the firemen burned it to the ground due to the fact she had books. He questions the importance books contain that someone would have a strong desire to fight for their beliefs about books. Dialogue between the characters states, “We’re book burners, too. We read books and burnt them, afraid they’d be found…. Better to keep it in the old heads, where no one can see it or suspect it” (51). In this scene, Granger reveals that they, too burn books with the fear of getting caught and memorize the books they read in their heads. Their desire to seek knowledge led them to do something they don’t agree on. The ramification of this dystopian society is that those with a powerful longing for knowledge that the books contain will go through whatever to stand by their

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