Fahrenheit 451 Quote Analysis

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(MIP-1) This meme showcases a central theme from the novel; the fact that books are feared and most of the people and government perceive books as horrible, evil things. (SIP-1) This meme shows one of the reasons that books are feared, because they make people actually have feelings. (STEWE-1) This is brought to light when Faber tells Montag, "So, now do you see why books are hated and feared? They show the pores in the face of life" (79). Books are despised so much since the people of the society are so scared to go out of their comfort zone, which includes reading books. Books are slow, have depth and detail, the opposite of anything that exists in the society. Books show the truth of life, and what life is all about, and some people are …show more content…

Bowels snapped, "I've always said, poetry and tears... sickness all that mush!" (97) The content of a book is so filled with the life and the passion from the author who has written it, that it can sometimes be emotional to read. Literature leaves people vulnerable to feelings and emotions, and people want don't want to go through the mess of feeling. Technology is sufficient enough for them, but feelings are a hassle to them, that come from books which is why they avoid books. (SIP-2) This meme shows the government’s point of view on books, and how they perceive books. (STEWE-1) When Beatty visits Montag, he talks to him about the views of people on books. He says, "Someone's written a book on tobacco and cancer of the lungs? The cigarette people are weeping? Bum the book. Serenity, Montag. Peace, Montag" (57) All these people want is to be happy and and in peace with their …show more content…

Instead of facing their problems, they burn it, which doesn't really solve anything. (STEWE-2) To warn Montag about books, Beatty says, "the books say nothing! Nothing you can teach or believe. They're about non-existent people, figments of imagination, if they're fiction. And if they're non-fiction, it's worse, one professor calling another an idiot, one philosopher screaming down another's gullet" (59). They also feel like books are not entertaining and are useless to read, and are filled with myths. These people do not appreciate imagination and creativity, and they do not like history or current events. But worst of all, they don't care about learning and are so oblivious to their surroundings. Montag says, "the world works hard and we play? Is that why we are hated so much... Maybe books can get us half out of the cave. They might just stop us from making the same damn insane mistakes" (70). Montag realizes that books are the key to the past and help us stop repeating mistakes, but the government doesn't realize this. (CS) Clearly, this meme portrays the government’s take on books and how they recognize books to be, and why people stray away from books in this

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