Meaning Of Happiness In Fahrenheit 451

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Happiness is a noun that means the feeling of pleasure or contentment. Is this quality met by the people in Fahrenheit 451? Happiness is thrown around like nothing in the book, but it is not truly and fully understood by the characters. Happiness not only is not only not understood by the characters, but happiness is substituted with mass media raids and self-centered attitude, and only few characters know the true meaning of being happy. To the characters in the book Fahrenheit 451, happiness is more defined as a constant sense felt during the entire course of a lifetime. This is certainly not true, because during life, several things happen. One day, a family member may die, and another day a sibling could break the family television. The …show more content…

Social media controls how society feels and what society should do. In the book, characters can live a life with “the family” inside their television walls. They constantly make the listener feel right, and they do not make them think, which is the biggest thing. Social media makes everyone feel like they should not think, but be happy. This “brainwash” hides the truth from people. True happiness is not having what everybody else has, or being the most popular person socially on the block, but enjoying what one does. If having what everybody wants is a satisfaction, then that person would be happy in this society, but in reality, that does not satisfy people. To truly be happy, an individual must find what he or she enjoys, then capitalize on that specific thing or things. Simply doing what social media says happiness is will not bring oneself to their own true happiness. However, not all characters misunderstood the true meaning of …show more content…

She enjoyed talking with others, drinking raindrops, and loved books. She did not follow society, but she followed her own beliefs. Others, like Guy, were not always so happy. Guy was somewhat unhappy, but he knew he was unhappy. He did not pretend to be happy with his TV walls. He really wanted to learn more from books, and he wanted everyone in the world to realize that social media and the government was taking over their thoughts. The “happiness” of our society is, sad to say, similar to this. In modern day society, whoever is the most happy is the person with the most stuff and popularity, because everyone in today’s society is materialistic. It all depends on who has the newest phone, or who everyone talks about the most, or who has the most followers on facebook, instagram, and twitter, even though none of these things show true qualities of a person, like how they are really good at playing cards, or they enjoy playing the guitar, or they can run really fast. Much like Fahrenheit 451’s society, today’s society suffers from the same maladies, just in a different

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