Fahrenheit 451 Conformity Quotes

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As said by John F. Kennedy, “Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth”. This quote relates to the conformity issues in the film Pleasantville and the novel Fahrenheit 451. Within these pieces, there is a significant sense of conformity as the characters are scared to break the continuous chain. In Fahrenheit 451, Montag wants to change the world he’s been placed into, Mildred needs Montag to push her to do new things, and firemen are responsible for burning books. In the movie Pleasantville, David doesn’t like the world that he’s been misplaced into with his sister, the man working the ice cream shop needs David to show him that everything doesn’t need to be done in the same order every day and firemen save cats out of trees instead of putting out fires. The first example of similar character behaviors and actions is Montag wanting to be the one to start the movement of changing his dystopian conformist society for the better. A quote from Montag in Fahrenheit 451 that represents this idea is “A man had to take a long time to put them down on paper. And I’d never even thought that thought before… It took some man a …show more content…

In Pleasantville, the man working the ice cream shop needs David to show him that everything doesn’t need to be done in the same order every time. After David shows him that it’s okay to do something differently, he seems to enjoy his life and job a lot more. In Fahrenheit 451, Montag’s wife Mildred is addicted to the dystopian ways of society, as is everyone else. “She was an expert at lip reading from ten years of apprenticeship at Seashell ear-thimbles” (16). As this quote from the novel says, Mildred has been using the device known as ear-thimbles for 10 years and doesn’t even want to actually listen to her husband. Following this incident, Mildred ends up fleeing the house and their

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