Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury

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THEME The themes in Fahrenheit 451 all follow the path of government control reigns supreme. Firstly, when Montag first meets Clarisse, he tells her, “‘You think too many things,(Bradbury, 6)”. He has been conditioned to not trust anyone who thinks deeply, and is uneased by her manner. In his job, he associates thought with rebellion, and danger. Another theme was that all people must be the same to be accepted. A quote that exemplifies that is, “Were all firemen picked for their looks as well as their proclivities? (Bradbury 30)” This shows that the government chooses people for their jobs by their uniformity. Finally, the reader learns that differences will be punished in this society. This is shown by Clarisse saying, “‘He drove forty miles …show more content…

In the beginning of Fahrenheit 451 Montag is just an average man, following his orders dutifully. Then as the story progresses, Montag learns that there is more to life than blind devotion to one group. Montag slowly learns that freedom is an object to be fought for, and he does, hoarding books, and giving up his comfortable predictable life, to join the revolutionaries. By the end of the story Guy Montag is a strong willed, more enlightened man, ready to fight for his right to be educated. The supporting characters of Mildred, Beatty, and Clarisse were all integral to Montag’s growth. Mildred helped Montag realize that something was wrong in society when she tried to commit suicide, but did not remember it. This is because Mildred’s subconcious was trying to save her from her fate of being a sheep, but consciously she is not smart enough to realize …show more content…

The first setting introduced to the readers is Montag’s house. His house is originally just a part of his puppet life, then becomes dangerous upon Beatty’s arrival on page 51 where starts dropping hints that he knows about the book. This is essential to the story, because it motivates Montag to work with Faber and do something about the dulling of the people. A final setting that is crucial is the fire with the book revolutionaries in the woods. This setting allows Montag to know that there are other people like him who want to be free. This setting also makes Montag realize every person in important, and helps him discover his own self

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