The society in Fahrenheit 451 becomes so obsessed and immersed in entertainment that humans begin to lack the ability to convey emotions and appreciate the importance of human interaction. This idea is presented in the novel when Bradbury predicts the future as he describes how people believe that TV can shape a person just as much as human interactions. For example, he states, “But who has ever torn himself from the claw that encloses you when you drop a seed in a TV parlor? It grows you any shape it wishes!” (Bradbury 84). The article describes an extremely familiar concept found in both Fahrenheit 451 and today’s society of being unable to find inner peace and a life of mind due to the distractions of mass media (Smolla
(SIP-A) Montag is not willing to believe what the society says about books and is denying it. (STEWE-1) Even though Montag has read the books that he hid and does not understand them he still tries. “Here now, said Montag We’ll start over again, at the beginning” (Bradbury 65). Even though his society has said books are harmful he reads them and does not hesitate to read again, even though Beatty said to Montag books have nothing in them he still reads, he rejected his society and is not willing to believe what Beatty says is true. (STEWE-2) Montag realizes how the people of the society are so distracted from the world and sees how wrong it is.
Cars go 80 miles an hour, tvs take up the whole wall, and wars don't matter. Every one is the society is oblivious, and if by any chance someone stops to think, the government “gets rid” of them. Anyone who tries to break that cycle, is a threat.
And if this is all they do all day, they will hear the information on the television repeated again and again. The TVs are three dimensional and when you enter a parlor room full of them, all you see and hear is the information the television spews out. In their underdeveloped minds, they interpret that the information being pounded into their heads must be right so they believe every word that the government is telling them through the television. Another device the government utilizes is seashell radio earpieces. Every citizen has one, and the only thing they do is play loud music and occasionally some governmental news.
Some nightclub owners would try to overcharge them and the Funk Brothers had to show their guns, literally, to show how serious they were about their careers and providing for their families. Sometimes the band worked triple over time without real breaks and I would say that was pretty unfair. Not much creativity is left after constant recording in the same location for hours upon hours. I loved hearing all the late night stories and shenanigans they got into. It was funny to hear them talk about hiding out in a funeral home after recording for seven days straight.
In the book Fahrenheit 451, Montag’s society, attempting to be utopian, bans the use of books, and owning books. If someone is caught with them, their house and the books in them are burned to ashes. For some, this may seem like a good idea, but it causes many problems. People begin to turn all their attention to technology as they no longer have a source of entertainment. They’re so focused on their TV show or radio station that they begin to not care for others to the point that even death means nothing to them.
The walls are filled with a screen that plays senseless television shows. The novel Fahrenheit 451 is a warning to Americans predicting more people will become suicidal, watch television all day, and that our brains will be full of nothing but senseless thoughts if all books are gone. The novel warns Americans that the suicide rate will increase if people stop reading and are not aware of the outside world. At the beginning of the novel when Montag goes home and finds Mildred ghostly looking and pale he looks in the sleeping pill bottle to find that the full bottle is now empty (11). After calling for help, Montag is surprised at how fast they pumped Mildred’s stomach out.
A Psyche of the Impactful Characters of Fahrenheit 451 The novel Fahrenheit 451 brings to mind the technological obsession and the deficiency of interaction between human beings. The author, Ray Bradbury, fabricates a world where firefighters incinerate books of owners along with all their belongings instead of saving them, creativity and curiosity are forsaken, and books are illegal. Possessing any kind of book will result in the readers’ home and books to be burned, and then the owner will be placed in jail. With the drastic change of perspective on society through the help of a knowledgable person , the main character was able to go against the conformity of society. By examining the issues of the novel and the characters struggle to change people’s stance on knowledge, the
Imagine you were not aloud to own any books, and the overpowering government will burn any books you have. In the book Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury this is the horror Guy Montag faces, firemen are forced to start fires rather than put them out. In the end, Guy Montag goes against the government and runs away to freedom. “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. is a short story about another overpowering government that makes everyone equal in every way. Everyone is just as fast, strong, and smart, and to do this the government gives everyone handicaps that make them equal.
By my definition however, the McClellans are peculiar because they act different from other people in the novel. 2.) According to the society in Fahrenheit 451, the McClellans are peculiar because the uncle drove 40 miles an hour on a highway and her uncle was a “pedestrian” one time, they have all their lights on at night, and they stay up late just talking (pages 6 and 7). 7. The final question that Clarisse asks Montag is “Are you happy?”(Bradbury 7) This question is important because it sets the story in motion.