Fahrenheit 451 Impact On Society

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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. They teach Montag about a different, but better way of life, and about the people who have already encountered this lifestyle. Clarisse, Faber …show more content…

Faber helps Montag accept that the words that had been once written are needed to understand and a live a great life,"It would be funny if it were not serious. It's not books you need, it's some of the things that once were in books. The same thing could be in the 'parlor families' today. The same infinite detail and awareness could be projected through the radios and Televisor's, but are not." (82) Montag goes to Faber hoping for the help that he has been so desperately looking for, to find the answers to all of his questions. Faber enlightens Montag by sharing that knowledge has and always will be important to society, and he also helps Montag understand the importance of these works of literature. Another change is that Montag begins questioning why he is not happy, and what he needs to be happy after learning about knowledge from Faber, "How did you get shaken up? What knocked the torch out of your hands?' 'I don't know. We have everything we need to be happy, but we aren't happy. Something's missing. I looked around. The only thing I positively knew was gone what's the books I burned in 10 or 12 years. so I thought books might help." (82)After speaking to Faber, Montag questions his entire life. He realizes that he is not happy and that he has been destroying the only possible thing that can help him live a life with joy. Montag no longer views the society as a helpful source, but a powerful source that negatively impacts the citizens, and Montag realizes that they have been hiding one of the most important things that the citizens need. Faber causes Montag to take the information he has gathered and share it with others, and Montag becomes so passionate about this information he does not think about the consequences that are to come, "Dammit all, dammit, dammit!' 'What've you got there; isn't that a book? I thought that all special training these days was

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