Stages Of Happiness In Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury

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The Stages of Happiness
The book Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury is set in futuristic society. Guy Montag lives in a city where he starts fires instead of putting them out. It is believed that in his society reading books were bad and firefighters would burn down the houses that owned books. Montag lived burning houses without any guilt or sadness. He was living happily until he met a young girl, his neighbor, Clarisse McClellan. She was a seventeen-year-old girl. She introduced him into a life that Montag never believed in. After meeting her, he begins to realize that books are not as bad as they seem and he tries his best to fix the wrong-doings that he has made. Guy Montag goes through three different stages of throughout the book and tries his very best to fix the mistakes he has made. …show more content…

She is a contrast and a rarity to the narrow minded citizens of that society. While speaking to Montag, Clarisse says, “I sometimes think drivers don’t know what grass is, or flowers, because they never see them slowly. If you showed a driver a green blur, Oh yes! He’d say, that’s grass! A pink blur! That’s a rose garden! White blurs are houses. Brown blurs are cows” (Bradbury, 6). This shows what kind of girl Clarisse is. She was an open-minded girl who noticed the nature around her. All this shows how different she was from most of the society. Without knowledge and books, the society grew dull & dumb. People like Montag believed that they were the happy people, but that happiness was mainly due to ignorance like most of the people in the book. Many blindly believed all that they were told. They never stopped to think whether something logical sense or

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