Fahrenheit 451 Conformity Analysis

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Would anyone conform to their societies wishes if they were in Montag’s place, or would they still be their own individual as Montag did throughout Fahrenheit 451? Montag was told, on multiple occasion, to conform to the society and that it would be easier; however he denies society and forms his own individual personality due to the influences of his friends. Although Montag’s society told him to be indifferent and conform to what the society wanted, many other societies would have told him to be unique, not the doll that his society and government had made and told him to be. Montag was told to be what society wanted him to do; however, he lived by being an individual against the grain of society in the book. Montag had been told to conform to society and the government and even by his boss, yet he still rebelled against everything that had to do with conformity. It could be taken into account that he was trying to protect the government from everyone being different and conforming; however, in part 3, Burning Bright, Montag denied Captian Beatty the satisfaction of conformity: “‘Hand it over, Guy,’ said Beatty with a fixed smile. And then he was a shrieking blaze, a jumping, sprawling gibbering mannikin, no longer human or known, all writhing fire on the lawn as Montag shot one continuous pulse of liquid fire on him,” (Bradbury 119). This shows that Montag is still able to rebel against society even when he has been pressured into killing someone. He wasn’t only defying

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