Individuality In Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury

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How do books affect a person’s individuality/uniqueness? The 16 personalities that are devoid of the world of Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, each being boiled down to the knowledgeable, the ignorant, and the hostile. People are molded around society’s mental experience, their knowledge and personality affected by the media, or rather, the lack of books. Through semantics and comprehension, Bradbury proves to readers that Montag, Mildred, and Beatty, while all possessing versatile personalities, form opinions; they grow up or stay unaccepted mentally when exposed to books. Primarily, to the government, one of the most dangerous things that poses a risk to the immoral values of society are the individuals who are knowledgeable and can be …show more content…

Mildred, while not being the focus of the book, has left a lasting impression due to the complexity of her character. Albeit she had access to the books Montag brought home, her ability to form opinions does not present itself. “Mildred sat across the hall from him. "What does it mean? It doesn't mean anything! The Captain was right! "” (Pg 65). Moreover, there is the aspect of the media that might prevent her from preferring some dusty book over her precious three walls, but there is an underlying theme: books bring out repressed opinions. Mrs. Phelps, one of Mildred’s friends from the parlor, becomes a good example; years of repressed opinions can cause a person to break down. Conversely, Montag’s situation where his awakening is explained, Mildred’s character is the key to unlock just why people act the way they do, and why there are outcasts that do not follow this order. Her personality is not altered by books because she is not willing to give up what she knows, not like Montag. Her desire to have everything she is used to at her hands is stronger than the urge to break free and realize the state of the

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