Montag hides some books until he finds the courage to read them. He goes from burning books to a book reader, effectively demonstrating his objection towards his society. The society forces people to watch their television instead of going outside or having meaningful conversations. They don’t even have porches“’[…but Clarisse’s] uncle say that was merely rationalizing it; the real reason, hidden underneath, might be they didn’t want people sitting like that, doing nothing, rocking, talking; that was the wrong kind of social life. People talked too much.
Things are censored so people cannot interpret them in their own way. Books are outlawed because they allow a person to form their own ideas, which leads to chaos. “If you don’t want a man unhappy politically, don’t give him two sides to a question to worry him; give him one” (Bradbury 58). Captain Beatty said this to Montag when he was explaining why the firemen do what they do. In the chase towards the end of the book the police arrest a man that is not Montag so the citizens are satisfied.
As Fey states “Living in society, we are under constant pressure to surrender our individuality, to the will of the majority, the school, the workplace, the family, etc.” Feys’ argument is accurate because conforming into society all the time can hinder one’s individuality, for this takes away a part of who they are. FIrst of all, society contains pressure when one is trying to let their personality be free, for society is hard in its own ways. Leonard Mead’s purpose of walking late at night has no particular reason besides enjoying nature in which he is abnormal in his society, for Leonard gets in the car and asks, “Where are you taking me?'... 'To the Psychiatric Center for Research on
Dilemma of censorship: Possessing, reading, and distributing books is illegal in the book Fahrenheit 451. Society is only concerned with instant gratification from entertainment and prefers life in the fast-forward. Firefighters are now responsible to destroy books hidden in houses by burning down these houses. Interests other than technology and entertainment are not encouraged and these individuals are often targeted as threats. There is no clear reason of censorship in this future, but fast cars, loud music, and advertisements are all causes of an over-stimulated society, where literature, philosophy, and individual thought are forgotten.
(Vonnegut 1) The government had a lot of regulations on the people in this society and because of that they lost their freedom to think for themselves and could only think what the government would allow them to think. They justified this because it made it so that no one would be better than any other person. They valued equality over individuality. In Fahrenheit 451 the government restricts the ownership and reading of books.
O 'Brien, states in 1984 that ' 'we will squeeze you empty and then we shall fill you with ourselves ' '. This again indicates the elimination of identity and individualism which then allows authoritarian governments to exploit citizens and control them. In order for George Orwell 's totalitarian society to remain perfect, dictators must take control over all aspects of life. The reader is introduced to several ways in1984 leaders’ control citizens such as introducing Thought police, double think and newspeak. The purpose of Newspeak is to control personal beliefs as this gives the government the ability to remove and limit thoughts that are aimed against Big Brother and its parties.
The narrator requests to work on an ordinary job which is not completely relevant to copying, and instead of writing, he prefers to object. When confronted by the narrator about the issue and his reasons for declining the request, he says that he desires not to. After considering the happening for a long time, the storyteller moves his office to a different place to get rid of Bartleby. As the story split ends, Bartleby says no to eating, and he is seen starving himself to death. Various incidences in the story portray Bartleby as a hero who reveals his braveness in facing the unjust community by his authority and molding the conscience of the narrator.
Fahrenheit 451 shows how people’s rights to free speech and media are essential to a free thinking society. Guy Montag, the main character, is a firefighter, which in his futuristic society means he burns books for the government because they are illegal due to the potentially controversial ideas they contain. Montag meets a girl named Clarisse, who helps him realize he’s not really content in how he’s living his life and in his relationships, which begins to change his viewpoint on the society’s standards. His wife Mildred, as well as the rest of society, are highly materialistic and shallow in their daily activities and interactions. Montag eventually steals a book during the fireman’s raid on a house, which leads him to seek out a man named Faber, who is an educated man, and helps encourage Montag to take steps to action.
This shows Crooks explaining what he has to go through and how much it affects him. He has nothing to keep him occupied in his free time as when it 's dark he has books but explains that he doesn’t like them as he possibly can’t read. Crooks showed
Thoreau cannot stand to pay his taxes because, “[he] did not pay a tax to, or recognize the authority of, the state which buys and sells men, women, and children” (145), leading to him being thrown in jail. Thoreau opted out of society and his penalty was jail. Though Thoreau is not upset about being thrown in jail, instead stating, “I preferred that society should run “amok” against me, it being the desperate party” (145) as though society is in the wrong for throwing him in jail because society is completely inept at handling itself. Thoreau lives for doing his own work and taking his own time to himself. Thoreau insists that the work week and the Sabbath should be switched, six days of rest and one day of work.