Fahrenheit 451 Critical Lens Analysis

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“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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