Fahrenheit 451 Justice Quotes

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Awakening “It is reasonable that everyone who asks justice should do justice.” This quote by Thomas Jefferson displays the attitude that the main character, Guy Montag, of Ray Bradbury’s novel Fahrenheit 451 has. Montag’s search for justice against the government censorship of books is a far cry from his ignorance towards the injustice at the beginning. This search leads to hardship and minor triumphs towards Montag’s ideal goal of reinstating books as a positive object in society. Guy Montag assists the author, Ray Bradbury, in showing the reader how important it is to keep literature alive in the modern world so it doesn 't die off in the fast-moving digitized years ahead. Guy Montag’s gradual metamorphosis from a rule abiding fireman to a…show more content…
Montag’s search for justice is him looking for knowledge that the government is trying to destroy and replace with simpler forms of entertainment such as TV. "’So now do you see why books are hated and feared? They show the pores in the face of life. The comfortable people want only wax moon faces, poreless, hairless, expressionless (85).’" People have gotten so politically correct that they would rather get rid of all different ideas than learn to understand and accept them. This laziness to deal with others lead to the government to destroy the ideas of different thinkers than what is considered normal to them. Independent thought is also being destroyed along with the books. "’I don 't want to change sides and just be told what to do. There 's no reason to change if I do that. … You 're wise already (95)!’" Faber’s influence helps Montag grow and start thinking more independently. This destruction of independent thought by the censorship keeps peace between citizens and avoids conflict but it also destroys
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