Individuality In Fahrenheit 451, By Ray Bradbury

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Most people have heard the phrase, “It’s good to be different,” or at least something along those lines. What makes someone different is what makes them unique, and often people who succeed in the real world are praised because they possess qualities different from any other person. However, in Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, being different is what makes someone an outcast. Those who possess administrative power manipulate society to believe that the idea of individuality is inferior. Specifically, they utilize their power in legislation and censorship to alienate the citizens of society from their liberties. The regime abuses their power in society with irrational laws in order to keep them under their control. For example, Clarisse describes

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