Oppression In Fahrenheit 451

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Often times when people are oppressed it causes them to do things that will later result in major consequences that generally one can end up regretting. For example, in the fiction book named Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury talks about how firemen burn books which is out of the ordinary because originally firemen are supposed to put out fires and not start them. The main character Guy Montag who is a firemen struggles with the burning of books and starts to go against the rules. Montag rebelling causes him to make a bad decision that causes a bigger problem. Fortunately, other times when people are feeling unease about a negative situation impacting their society, speaking out can cause a satisfying solution. For instance, in the Article Runner-Up: Malala Yousafzai, the Fighter by Aryn Baker talks about a young girl name Malala who is a women activist for education in her country and the difficult journeys she has had to face. Another example would be the short…show more content…
To summarize this short story, Harrison Bergeron is written by Kurt Vonnegut Jr about a boy who tries to take over the city by changing laws that stops him from excelling. In part 2 of the short story Bergeron decided that he wants to become emperor and starts taking action by removing all gear given to him by the government. Vonnegut writes, “ Harrison tore the straps of his handicap gear like wet tissue paper, tore straps guaranteed to support five thousand pounds” (Kurt Vonnegut JR 1).This author is trying to say that Harrison Bergeron took of his handicap gear one by one in a nonchalant way. Harrison Bergeron taking off all of is handicap hear also shows how people should act when they are oppressed because he is breaking the law. Typically it is against the rule to break a law but Burgeon felt like it was a necessary action
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