Despite being initiated by the people within the society, the government took advantage of its insecure people who lended them enough allowance to enforce censorship themselves. Originally being what the public wanted, the extensive measures by those such as the firemen, were disguised as peace. Referring to firemen, “They were given the new job, as custodians of our peace of mind, the focus of our understandable and rightful dread of being inferior: official censors, judges, and executors.” Beatty explains, "Colored people don 't like Little Black Sambo. Burn it.
In this form I am talking about lack of knowledge. Bradbury creates this theme with knowledge and ignorance and creates the character Montag. Montag has the characteristics of ignorance and intelligence. Montag was was very ignorant at the beginning of the novel, but towards the ending he becomes less ignorant when he starts to learn from Clarisse.
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. If the chase continued for too long, people would become bored and uninterested.
He is also honorable because he will not have his name written on the church door. If his name it posted it will only give the people of Salem a bad example. Lastly, with refusing to write his name, Proctor is standing up for the people who were wrongly
The reason for this decision was because people were unable to formulate solutions to the problems that books created. They always take the easiest route resulting in their society neglecting books and the ideas inside them. Bradbury uses anti-intellectualism to demonstrate that by controlling what a society is exposed to and limiting their ideas, they will conform. In the society that Montag lives, people are consumed by distractions.
”He tries to explain the few people that still think independently make the rest of the people unhappy. The government brainwashed the society to the point to where “intellectual” is considered a swear word. People like Clarisse is considered to have psychological problems because they are different. He is saying that the world is perfect right now without conflicting theory and thought, and books will just make people unhappy in the end. But what is ironic about this is that people aren't actually happy, Mildred tried to kill herself.
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.
People Affected by Loneliness Loneliness can make anyone affected by it very depressing and sad to see. It is seen in Of Mice and Men in many characters that are prominent in the story. The main ones are Crooks (the black stable hand), Candy (the old worker with his old dog), and Curley’s wife (who is ignored so that they do not get into trouble). Each of these characters have had lasting events that led them here.
He sees life as a burden or pain, which explains why he says many Christians were “being liberated from the world. ”1 Again he reassures himself that he has the correct set of beliefs by expressing that only Christians, like himself, are able to enjoy the afterlife. St. Cyprian also saw society breaking down as a test to see who would make the morally correct decision especially when it’s the absolute least convenient time.
Montag sat by the blazing fire, filling every bone in his body with warmth, the same fire that he ran away from. He watched as the red and orange tails of the fire flickered upward, sending a smoke rising high above the clouds. The same fire, in which helped Montag destroy books, homes and much more, was now consoling him. He furrowed his brows, attempting to connect the book of Ecclesiastes to himself, as he did not understand how the intellectuals became a book, when a hard hand came down upon his shoulder. “Well aren’t you as scared as a bunny in a foxhole!”
In the world Montag lives in, violent actions are limitless; but due to the ignorance of the population, no one seems to care, and that is if they even find out. People are more worried about their parlor walls, tv shows, and worrisome of books to even realize all the terrible things happening right before their eyes. In the novel, Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury constructs the idea that the ignorance of Montag’s society blinds them from the constant violence surrounding them. This becomes clear to readers when countless violent actions occur in the story, and Montag finally realizes them firsthand. In Montag’s society, violence and ignorance are often represented.
Part One: 1 Why is Clarisse such a breath of fresh air for Montag? 2 Do you think Mildred committed suicide or did she just forget ? 3 what part of Montag's marriage is different than the marriages in our society? 4
Imagine that you have no knowledge of what happened in the past before you were born. You can’t read about it because your Government has forbidden the reading of books. You can’t hide them because there are no books left to read because they get burnt. The Government thinks that past knowledge is not important in the book.
In certain society's, characteristics and ideas are needed to appear as one of it's citizens. Guy Montag was one of these people in his society, exactly like all of the others, but was later impacted by the words of others. Ray Bradbury, the author of "Fahrenheit 451" writes about a character named Guy Montag, and the changes he experiences throughout the book. Three characters highly impact Montag's life and cause the extreme changes he goes through. His perspective on society and ideas about life completely alter after meeting three people, who have the prior knowledge of how life used to be.