Fahrenheit 451 Quote Analysis

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“Self absorbed people only think about what makes them feel good at the moment – they don’t have any respect or regard for anyone else.” This quote shows the type of person you can become if you live for only happiness and pleasure. Living for only happiness and pleasure is putting yourself before others and not living life to the fullest.
Happiness and pleasure are things most people want to feel, but it shouldn’t be the only thing they live for, because it leads to being selfish. In the novel Fahrenheit 451 the society lives on simple pleasures in life such as watching television, and entertaining themselves, which makes them forget about their own problems. It doesn’t make their problems disappear but it only hides them temporarily, so their minds are distracted at all times. The society lacks self realization and acceptance to recognize their own feelings so they have no way of expressing it. They need to realize that true happiness does not come from simple pleasures or …show more content…

For example in Fahrenheit 451 the main character, Montag feels unhappy in his own home because his wife Mildred isolates herself from him and reality. Mildred is so devoted to spending her time for pleasure and using technology, so much that she begins to refer to the characters on her tv parlor walls, as her “family.” This weakens her relationship with her husband, Montag, because it makes him feel isolated and lonely in his own home. "He lay far across the room from her, on a winter island separated by an empty sea." (Bradbury, 39) This quote shows how Montag feels isolated from his wife. He lays far across the room from her, which he compares that to being on a winter island by an empty sea. This shows the big gap of separation between them both. Montag is going through a time of loneliness and despair because of his wife isolating

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