Fahrenheit 451 Essay

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“The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.” - Carl Rogers. The current education system has only met simple requirements of the state and does not fully seek to bring out the potential in each and every student. It may find the simple flaws of the young scholars and fix those flaws to some degree, but time can also heal a once broken wing of a fallen hatchling. Simply because this hatchling has wings, it does not mean it has taught itself the ability to fly. Yet. In today’s education system, we must begin to teach the students to "fly" by teaching them to “question everything”, to be aware of what is happening in their surroundings, and how to apply what they learn to real-life situations. As people live their lives day to day, each individual is presented with …show more content…

Questions such as these may sound frivolous, but in actuality, they are the foundation of creating something new rather than an individual's short-lived curiosity. This curiosity could eventually lead to a question regarding the scenario in which they have encountered. The question made has the potential to turn into something more, like a chance for finding a solution to the debateable situation. In the book, “Fahrenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury, the main protagonist of the novel, Guy Montag, lives in a ignorant society where mindless citizens believe everything that their television or “parlor wall” has to “say”, and this information is “blasted into their heads”(Bradbury ). Also in this society, the government bans books, which means no one can no longer have a solid education or individual thought. These citizens are brainless beings with no depth and are slowly wasting away with the distraction of technology. At some point, Montag was like these citizens, until he met a 16-year-old girl named Clarisse McCLellan. Unlike these citizens, Clarisse questioned everything she could lay her eyes on. She sought

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