Humans Are Inherently Selfish Analysis

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“Because at some point you have to realize that some people can stay in your heart but not in your life and this is my way of keeping you in my heart.”Sandi Lynn, Forever Black In life. By the end of Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, the main character Montag learned this lesson by the end of his book from his selfish actions. Overall humans have shown that they are inherently selfish because they are greedy, they are self-centered and they risk the lives of others for their desires. Throughout history, humans have shown that they are inherently selfish by greed. Mildred has shown her greed through her desire for things that are not affordable at the time.“ “ How long you figure before we save up and get the fourth wall torn out and a fourth…show more content…
In the first quote, Mildred is showing her self centeredness to her husband because she wants a fourth wall in their living room.“ “It’s only two thousand dollars,” she replied. “And I should think you’d consider me sometimes…” This is a prime example of being self-centered because being self-centered is to be thinking about yourself and that is clearly what Mildred is saying in the quote. In the next quote, Mildred had such a drug problem with the sleeping pills she didn't think about the effect it would have on Montag. “The small crystal bottle of sleeping tablets which earlier today had been filled with thirty capsules and which now lay empty in the light of the tiny flare”... “Montag was cut in half. He felt his chest chopped down and split apart.” This shows how Mildred was self-centered and didn't consider what effect her actions would have on her husband. Finally, Montag's shows true self-centeredness when he takes a book from an old woman's house not thinking about future consequences. “His hand had done it all, his hand, with a brain of its own, with a conscience and a curiosity in each trembling finger, had turned thief. Now, it plunged the book back under his arm, pressed it tight to his armpit…” This shows how Montag's self-centeredness overcame his compassion for others and how his actions will lead to his overall selfishness. Each piece of evidence pulled from the text all lead to the same conclusion in Fahrenheit 451. In life humans have shown that they are inherently selfish because they are greedy, they are self-centered and they risk the lives of others for their desires. The next time you make a choice think about this, how will your choice affect the ones you
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