Montag was married and thought his life was perfect until he started reflecting on it. Books gave him a new perspective on life. They made Montag look for a new way to do things. When Montag is being more thoughtful he became happier yet sadder. He had realized that the world isn't as perfect as everyone makes it seem.
Not all countries are that lucky, like the societies of North Korea, Saudi Arabia, and Libya. They are facing the same issues as the characters in the novel. These corrupt government are reversing the freedom the world has worked for, and making society today an entirely different place, as Shakespeare did with his plays. While Shakespeare's plays only benefitted society, giving a breath of life to the english language and unifying all english speakers, the governments of North Korea, Saudi Arabia, and Libya only seem to damage society through their limitless
Even though people can 't help but let things get to them, they can shape there perception into something that can help them instead of focusing on things that bring them down because it will help them be more successful , they won 't focus on the negative , and it can help them live a better life . In The Achievement Habit, Bernard Roth persuades his readers that there life has no meaning unless they give it meaning. It 's a very unusual message for an author to send to his readers but throughout the chapter he uses the rhetorical triangle ethos, logos & pathos to really get the audience to understand his message. Many people let a certain situation ruin there day, and Roth explains why life is just simply better without giving it meaning. Roth states that he 's a Professor at Stanford University and has been teaching for 52 years.
Others move past it and expand their lives to pursue their passion, which is a sympathy tool towards happiness. Happiness allows humans to appreciate what they have, however, possessions will not bring you joy or even compare. When you concentrate on people, you are able to appreciate the tiny valuable moments in everyday life. Sometimes even bad experiences can develop a respectable
Her overuse of technology causes naivety, and the ignorant people with which she surrounds herself with played the role of deceiving her into hating knowledge, cultivating her hatred for books. So she lives two lives; one of truth and one of utter falseness. Mildred’s obsession with technology and her overuse of electronic devices is deemed normal in the society of Fahrenheit 451.
Lenhoff Alan stated, “Fahrenheit 451 raises challenging questions. Is it better to be unthinking and content, or thoughtful and troubled? Can people really be happy if they are passive automatons? But do books--or, rather, the ideas in them, or the act of pondering those ideas--assure happiness and wisdom?” Bradbury encourages cognition. Bradbury calls the reader to awaken and contemplate the themes of the novel.
Continuing with relevant themes, Dana Gioias essay “Why Literature Matters” also provides college readers with a relevant topic that revolves around the theme of how important literature is in society.In the essay poet Gioia goes on to state that literature is beneficial to society because it “encourages the flow of ideas within that society and also implores a more communal approach to education”(“Dana Gioia”). Gioia also states “Literature now competes with an enormous array of electronic media. While no single activity is responsible for the decline in reading, the cumulative presence and availability of electronic alternatives increasingly have drawn Americans away from reading.”(“Dana Gioia”).Gioia’s essay on “Why Literature Matters”
They praise the way society is, both insisting to Montag that they are happy and attempting to get him to conform in the same way they have. However, they both show evidence that they are not truly happy with their hollow lives, which lack emotion and meaningfulness. Beatty acts as symbolism for what Montag could have become. Similar to Montag, Beatty is a firefighter who has read books and educated himself. However, he insists on continuing to conform to society and tries to convince Montag to do so as well, claiming that literature is too controversial, which causes tension and does not lead to happiness.
However, when we want to explain the term happiness then we need to mention that happiness is what we aim for; it is intentional. It means that it is directed towards certain objects. (Ahmed, 123) If we take an example: reading a romantic novel makes us happy. This object contains a promise that if we read this novel, it will result in happiness. The happiness does not reside in this book, but happiness is what comes after reading it and as a result of approaching this book, because objects alone do not contain happiness in themselves.
Sengupta. She expressed her frustrations and eventually says “You are only interested in pleasure, but a proper man would know that life is a serious business. Your brain is full of make believe, so there is no room in it for facts.” (Rushdie, 22) This shows that there are people who believe that fictional stories do not serve an important purpose. However, the land that Rushdie creates exposes the power of storytelling and with each story character Haroun meets, it teaches him value. For example, on page 63 Rushdie says, “To give a thing a name, a label, a handle; to rescue it from anonymity, to pluck it out of the Place of Namelessness, in short to identify it-well, that’s a way of bringing the said thing into being.” Here the water genie tries to tell Haroun that there is a reason as to why magical things are happening to him.
Being able to vote is such an amazing skill to have, however; we would not know how to vote if we did not read. In “Reading Literature Makes Us Smarter and Nicer” written by Annie Murphy Paul of Time.com, the author mentions that by reading, we as a society grow into smarter and nicer people. By reading we become smarter, and as we continue to grow intelligently we develop more skills we are able to use in the real world. Most people would much rather know why than how. Instead of being told how to do something, knowing why gives us more of an understanding on how to do something.