Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury: An Analysis

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The ability to think freely lets us develop our own conscious. Your conscious will help you determine what is right and wrong. It allows you to think for yourself. For instance, if you do not think for yourself, you will not be satisfied with what you do as a career. As a result, you would not be happy with your life like Montag was before he makes a change. Therefore, we must develop our own mind set.

In Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury illustrates that characters do not think for themselves. Specifically, this demonstrates that Montag is always doing what he’s told to do. Montag articulates “I’m not thinking. I’m just doing like I’m told, like always” (pg.88). Here, this shows that he never questions about what he was doing. This illustrates that Montag did not think for himself; he just followed the law. Significantly, Montag thought he did the right thing by following orders. Similarly, in today’s time if you broke the law you get punished for it and the punishment depends on what law you broke. Having books today means that you are an educated person and no law will be broken for reading the books. What he failed to realize is that he was destroying generations of books. All the knowledge …show more content…

Specifically, Montag believes what he is doing for living is okay; Montag articulates “I don’t want to change sides and just be told what to do” (pg. 88). Here, this shows that Montag thought he had no choice but to follow the law. This indicates that the law made him not think about a life with books in it. Significantly, the law told Montag that books are inadequate and he did not question if it was true or not. Additionally, Montag was just following the law when he burned those books. Conversely, Montag was ignorant for believing everything the government told him. Ultimately, the law controlled what Montag should think; the law manipulated him to think books are

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