Freedom In Fahrenheit 451

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The American Dream is pursued by the novel Fahrenheit 451 by the character Guy Montag when he decides to break the law in search of knowledge and freedom. Pop! That's the sound of the fire popping the burning wood from Montag's flamethrower as he burns the rest of the books. Freedom is a big subject in Fahrenheit 451, books have been outlawed due to the knowledge they contain. Montag is essentially trying to find himself and understand what happiness is, and the only way to do that is to remember the importance of true freedom. In Fahrenheit 451, Guy Montag, the protagonist, finds what the meaning of true freedom and happiness is.As noted on page 243,"Somewhere the saving and putting away had to begin again and someone had to do the saving and keeping, one way or another, in books, in records, in people's heads, any way at all so long as it was safe, free from moths, silverfish, rust and dry-rot, and men with matches. The world was full of burning of all types and sizes. Now the guild of the asbestos weaver must open shop very …show more content…

This is seen in the text when Beatty forces Montag to burn his own house down with all of his books in it. This is shown on page 203, "“I want you to do this job all by your lonesome, Montag. Not with kerosene and a match, but piecework, with a flame thrower. Your house, your clean-up.” “Montag, can’t you run, get away!”“No!” cried Montag helplessly. “The Hound! Because of the Hound!”Faber heard and Beatty, thinking it was meant for him, heard. “Yes, the Hound’s somewhere”“about the neighborhood, so don’t try anything. Ready?” "Ready.” Montag snapped the safety catch on the flame thrower. “Fire!” This proves that Beatty did not want Montag to have books let alone anyone. He made Montag burn his own house down with all of his books, so in turn Montag killed

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