Individuality In Fahrenheit 451

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What makes a person to be an individual from others and society? In Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, the author develops the theme between conformity and individuality throughout the characters. Bradbury uses this theme to indicate how each action or idea that a character makes have some sort of effect. This represents the idea of a change amongst others and how these characters adapt over these changes throughout the book. Although Clarisse seems an oddly strange person, she shows Montag the differences between following others aspects, through the eyes of being individual and having a different mentality from others. Montag and Clarisse shows how both developed a change over time and began to act different than what people “normally” act.…show more content…
Clarisse was talking to Montag about social and antisocial. She starts explaining what social means to her and how she connects her life towards this topic. In Fahrenheit 451, Bradbury writes, “I guess I’m everything they say I am, all right. I haven’t any friends. That’s supposed to prove I’m abnormal,” (30). This suggest how Clarisse views herself of being antisocial in front of others. She illustrates how people views others of being uncommon from what reality supposed to expect. Another way society not willing to adapt was Montag tried to convince Mildred and her friends about reading and comprehending the books which was a total mistake. Montag became impatient towards Mildred and her friends which made everything to go out of proportion. In Fahrenheit 451, Bradbury writes, “Go home and think how it all happened and what did you ever do to stop it? Go home, go home!” (101). In other words, Montag was unpleased on how Mildred’s friends reacted after he finished reading an excerpt from a book and made one of them cry. As a result, this society does not want to modify the ban for books because they believed that books can injured individuals as well as
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