Fahrenheit 451 Society Quotes

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Dominik Hulak
English II Honors
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14 April 2023
Burning The Pages of Society
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go” - Dr. Seuss. Fahrenheit 451 is a dystopian novel written by Ray Bradbury. The story is set in the year 2049, where books are banned, and firemen are tasked with burning any remaining books that citizens still have in the society. The protagonist, Guy Montag, is a fireman who starts to question his role in this oppressive society. He becomes disillusioned with the shallow and disconnected world he lives in, where people are consumed by mindless entertainment and technology. Montag meets a young girl named Clarisse, who introduces him to the joy of …show more content…

She is given the chance to get out of the house but she decides to stay. “The woman knelt among the books, touching the drenched leather and cardboard, reading the gilt titles with her fingers while her eyes accused Montag. "You can't ever have my books," she said. "You know the law," said Beatty. "Where's your common sense?” (Bradbury 35). This textual example is important because the word “babel” means to be confused. She is being told to do something that she thinks is wrong and she stays with what she believes in the end. Going along with the meaning of “The Tower of Babel” which is why God created different languages. She is hearing things from all over not knowing what to do. In addition, here they are talking to the women on how the books are useless and how they are fake. “None of those books agree with each other. You've been locked up here for years with a regular damned Tower of Babel. Snap out of it! The people in those books never lived” (Bradbury 35). This textual example is important because it correlates to how the builders of the Tower of Babel couldn't understand each other. Just like the women is arguing with Beatty, its like they speak different languages so they dont undersant eachother. Proving the point that they are bothe on different side that the women wants to have the books and Beatty dosent. Creating the problem that they can’t understand eachother …show more content…

The Tower of Babel highlights the conflict between the woman and Beatty over the value of books, with the woman refusing to give up her books despite the threat of her house being burnt down, and Beatty dismissing books as useless, drawing parallels to the Tower of Babel story and emphasizing their fundamental disagreement. The Books Job and Ruth highlight the conflict between suffering and average people as they take the chance at reading the Bible even with the consequences that could get if they get caught along with how God works through the day to do what's best. The Books of Ecclesiastes and Book of Revelation highlight the conflict of how nobody is the same so nobody can do everything like another just like memorizing Revelations and how people can stay with their belief even if they are going through something and God would help them. “There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island” - Walt

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