“The bravest of individuals is one who obeys his or her conscience.” - J.F. Clark. This suggests, that someone who listens to their conscience, is considered to be a brave individual.
In terms of agreeing, or disagreeing with this critical lens, I agree, because it often takes a great deal of courage to do what you truly believe is correct. Two pieces of writing that give an accurate representation of the critical lens, are The Crucible written by Eric Miller, and Fahrenheit 451 written by Ray Bradbury.. Both of these pieces of writing have characters that obey their conscience and are extremely brave, each in their own way. In The Crucible a great deal of bravery is shown by many of the characters, including Rebecca Nurse, Goody Proctor, Giles Corey, and even in some ways, Marry Warren. However, the character I believe relates the most to the critical lens is John Proctor because of how his conscience takes a hold of him, and convinces him to voice his sins in order to save his wife and friends from unjust rulings. “She thinks to dance with me on my …show more content…
In the beginning of the novel, Guy Montag believes fully in the reasoning behind his job, and does not seem to question it at all, as he is characterized as someone who stands up for what he believes in. That is until he meets Clarisse McClellan who makes him stop and ponder on his ways of going about life. He begins to think doubtfully about the burning of books and looks to his conscience to find that maybe burning all of those books was the wrong thing to do. “Maybe the books can get us half out of the cave. They just might stop us from making the same damn insane mistakes!” (Bradbury 71). Guy Montag comes to realize that his life is not what it seems, and becomes brave enough to stand up for what he believes in; even though in the novel, others have died, or been “rehabilitated” for defending the same
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Denying and questioning these societal rules, Montag talks to his boss, Captain Beatty about the books since Beatty's suspicion that Montag stole a book is growing. This conversation has a significant impact on why Guy does what he does. The quote “_____” can prove this because it shows that Monatg is questioning whether the government is hiding everything for a good reason for the town or if there is something more that he does not know. Everything that Montag does is for the benefit of the society. When he started off as being one of the followers of the rules and not questioning why he was burning books, he later realises that he is not only burning books but, however, cutting ties with art, past history, literature, and civilisation in general.
Lois Lowry once said, “Submitting to censorship is to enter the… world where choice has been taken away and reality distorted. And that is the most dangerous world of all.” This quote perfectly explains the major theme of Fahrenheit 451, which is censorship. Due to the use of censorship by the government, people in this society are unable to form their own opinions, make their own choices, and are forced to live with distorted realities of the world they actually live in.
A large majority of books use many types of literary elements and devices. An example of a literary device is imagery; the five senses. This is one of the most descriptive types of writing as it conveys what the character is feeling or smelling. It’s a more human way of writing in some ways. In the book Fahrenheit 451, the character Montag has a large amount of internal struggle throughout the book.
What if humanity never recalled the past because books and literature were constantly destroyed? The main process of learning results from trial and error, in which one tries, fails, then tries again in order to find a successful procedure. Humans have made a myriad of mistakes in the past, and many authors and illustrators have taken these mistakes into account, creating art, novels, and other works of literature to ensure that the same mistakes will not be repeated. In Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, society is rid of all books by firemen that engulf the books in flames until they are merely ashes, thus also taking the lessons which were learned by the author. Society today finds pride and valuable lessons in literature, as the books live
I am going to tell you who I think is the most courageous person and the most cowardly person from the play The Crucible. I think that the most courageous person in The Crucible is John Proctor, i think that the most cowardly person in The Crucible is Abigail Williams. I think that John Proctor is the most courageous person in The Crucible because all throughout the play he was standing up for people. He stood up for his wife when Reverend Hale came to their home in the middle of the night and started questioning her about being a witch and if she had a puppet, and still stood up for her when she was in court and was being charged with being a witch. Then he took Mary to the court so she could tell the court that the girls were not witches
For someone to make a good decision they need to look at the choices from multiple objective positions. Therefore, if we are blinded by the government to relevant perspectives, we are in turn blinded to important options, which leads us to make bad decisions. This is portrayed very well in Fahrenheit 451 by George Orwell as one of the main plot points of the book is the destruction of books and other thought provoking medias. Through the systematic destruction of these medias many important perspectives have been removed from the American population turning a lot of them into thoughtless beings. With these perspectives removed the general populace of American have been making poor decisions, leading them to miserable almost meaningless lives.
Bradbury characterizes the firefighters in Fahrenheit 451 as unoriginal duplicates in this passage by utilising sight and smell imagery as well as rhetorical questions to make apparent the uniformity of the society and its connection to the loss of individual identity. The characterization of Bradbury’s firefighters is accomplished through imagery to prove the uniformity of society. Having all firefighters look the same creates a certain distance between them and the rest of society, this alienation allows for easier/greater control over both the firefighters and the general population, which in turn . The firefighters were described extensively in this passage with major similarities to the fires they are responsible for, “their charcoal
451 is a number that all firefighters know by heart in Ray Bradbury's novel Fahrenheit 451. That number is the temperature that book paper catches on fire. 451 is on a shoulder badge of the firemen and is on the main character Guy Montag shoulder. Montag is a fireman who is pain to burn books that are reported in households. While in today's society, firemen help prevent fires from causing more damage to houses; that is not the case in Fahrenheit 451.
In the fictional novel "Fahrenheit 451" by Ray Bradbury, the two character Montag and Clarisse, lived in the future where the government is corrupted. As time evolve and the world is changing, the sense of logic become twisted in this society. The world in "Fahrenheit 451" is a place where the idea of "firemen put fires out" appeared to be "long ago" (Bradbury 25). Firemen in this society no longer put out fire, but instead going to start them. The action of a firemen spraying "kerosene" over burning fire is described as an "amazing conductor playing all the symphonies" suggest that this society is twisted (Bradbury 2).
Soren Schwartz Ms. Kuryllo English 12 AP 22 December 2014 Thesis: Bradbury’s use of literary devices show the cerebral decay of society by contrasting it with famous pieces of literature, myths, and political writings that have been disregarded wi th his society’s admiration of perfunctory writings. Annotated Bibliography Brown, Joseph. " 'As the Constitution Says': Distinguishing Documents in Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451. "
In my opinion John Proctor is the protagonist of the crucible, because there are some reasons. One reason for me is that John Proctor is starting the Salem witch trials indirectly. It is Abigail who starts the trials, but she only does it to kill John’s wife to be the only one John love and they finally can get married. Because of that the relationship between John, his wife and Abigail is in the foreground. Another reason why John is very important in the Crucible is that he has a strong voice in the community.
Imagine a world where firemen start fires instead of putting them out. Fahrenheit 451 is set in a utopian, or dystopian to us, society, where books are burned and people rarely have real social interaction. Although Fahrenheit 451 seems nowhere close to our society, we are both alike and different to their world. The freedom of information is both very different and somewhat alike.
In the novel” Fahrenheit 451” Guy Montag is one of te main characters in the book, he shows acts of courage. He is courageous because he takes banned books and tries to bring them back to society to show everyone even though is illegal. Its may not seem like a big deal but he is standing up for what he believes in even
Fahrenheit 451 is a novel written by Ray Bradbury. It is considered to be dystopian fiction which is used to display different social structures throughout the book. Published in 1953, this story takes place in a futuristic city in the United States of America. Books are illegal to own and anyone in possession of them will have to get them burnt. That is the job a the firefighters.