Loss Of Knowledge In Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury

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How would people react without using the knowledge that they learn from books. Ray Bradbury explains the importance of knowledge and how it affects society. First, the quality of books and their value to why people read books. Next, leisure, why people ask questions and how that helps them grow. That not only that helps them grow, but they will feel like they know more and it will open their minds. Lastly, freedom of knowledge, being able to teach others how to use it and how it will bring them happiness. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury has three main points on how society suffers from no education. One of the missing points from society is quality. Quality means texture or in other words, to get the attention. Faber states, “To me it means …show more content…

Leisure is the time to take in the information, analyze it. This helps the person’s mind to grow and make them curious, just like Montag. Faber states, “Off hours, Yes. But time to think? If you’re not driving a hundred miles an hour, at a clip where you can’t think of anything else, but danger, then you’re playing some game or sitting in some room where you can’t argue with the four-wall televisor.”(Bradbury 80). People do not think they just do, not aware of their consequences. Teens and Adults are still learning from their rights and wrongs, because they did not think of what they are doing. Montag is learning and it is changing him, but he does not know it. Since he does not know what is going on he is showing Beatty that he is changing, which will cause Montag his home and his life. Faber states, “It tells you what to think and blasts it in. It must be right. It seems right. It rushes you on so quickly to its own conclusions your mind hasn’t time to protest.”(Bradbury 80). What Faber is saying is that when people watch television, they tend to learn the characters actions and attitude, but it does not get the actual person anywhere in life, just trouble. For example, Mildred she watches television everyday listening to what the characters are saying, but she is not learning anything just how to be an ignorant snob. Children today watch so much TV and barely do any homework, and that gets them nowhere and no

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