Examples Of Unhappiness In Fahrenheit 451

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Unhappiness, Life’s Poison Sue Townsend, an English writer and humorist, once said, “My dark secrets are life threatening. Pockets of unhappiness set in aspic that build and build. I have this primitive feeling that if something good happens, it is going to be followed by something bad. There is always a price to pay.” In an environment where individuals always suffer from their actions, certain characteristics become eliminated. For example, happiness is a common, yet vital characteristic that people lack in this type of environment. The result of happiness being removed causes people to fear making any choice, as these individuals are aware of possible consequences. In a society that eliminates happiness, also does not allow anyone to leave a state of unhappiness. This concept is shown in Fahrenheit 451, where author Ray Bradbury warns and messages to the reader that censorship of knowledge among a society leads to destruction of individual thoughts and individual beliefs, which will ultimately cause unhappiness and a lack of progress. This message is represented throughout the entire story of Fahrenheit 451, especially in the setting, characters and conflict, and relevance. In the dystopian setting of Fahrenheit 451, it becomes immediately prevalent how each individual lacks happiness. The society values obedience and conformity, and the characters that do not follow the rules, such as Clarisse McClellan and Guy Montag, pay the price. Fahrenheit 451 describes a
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