Fahrenheit 451 Monomyth Quotes

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It all begins on what seemed like a normal day in a normal world. Guy Montag, liked being a fireman, “It was a pleasure to burn.” (Fahrenheit 451, p. 1) However, this in his world being a fireman had a different meaning entirely. A fireman did not help save people or put out the fire they started them. A call would come into the station and off they would go to burn, books of all things. Fahrenheit 451 follows the basic three-stage pattern laid out in a monomyth where the main character, Guy Montag, departs upon his journey from his known world into his own initiation, to return a new man.
Somewhere inside Montag, he knows things are not as they once were. One evening he happens along a strange and curious young lady named, Clarisse. She does
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However, Montage must face his final challenge and run for his life to protect the memory of the books he has read so that they can be shared with future generations. After escaping down the river, which washed clean Montage’s past life, the real world, one on the brink of war, catches up with him and erased with one bomb. This is the chance people like Montage had been waiting for to set the world back into balance. “We're going to meet a lot of lonely people in the next week and the next month and the next year. And when they ask us what we're doing, you can say, we’re remembering. That's where we'll win out in the long run.” (Fahrenheit 451, p. 157)
Even though Fahrenheit 451, was written as entertainment, as once professed by the author Ray Bradbury, it does follows the basic three-stage pattern laid out in a monomyth and conveys a powerful message. A message that we must read, think, and learn from what we have read. This is the journey Guy Montag pursues out of his known world into his own initiation, to return on the other side as a new man. We must remember and keep learning from the past for a better
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