The Importance Of Humanity In Fahrenheit 451

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Do humans understand the importance of emotions? Well, Humans have a tendency to change when faced with adversary on their sense of who they are. This is displayed in the well-known book Fahrenheit 451 as Ray Bradbury reminds the readers how technology obstructs our sense of judgement and identity. Initially, the main character Guy Montag’s obsession to burning books, conceals his humanity from himself. Because of changes in circumstances, Montag’s dynamic character unfurls, empowering him to exhibit human emotions. He ultimately obliterates himself and metamorphoses into a entirely new man who grasps the compelling value of knowledge. Montag’s advancement from a compliant, indoctrinated occupant of a dystopian community, to…show more content…
Initially, Montag’s phony propensities to burning books stimulated by society conceals his humanity from himself within this seemingly ideal civilization. Over the span of the book, Montag is considerably impersonal as he relishes his brutal and destructive work and diverts himself by watching the suffering he inflicts, displaying that he is satisfied with his illusional lifestyle and his occupation as a fireman. Amid his walk home Montag ponders, “ it was a special pleasure to see things eaten, to see things blackened and changed” (1). As appeared in the statement, Montag’s attachment to burning books hinders his internal clash in his mission for truth and a sense of identity through pursuing, creating two sides in him: one with a yearning for burning books and another for discovering truth and knowledge within them. However, his unquenchable craving for burning books enhances, as a result of being a mere pawn of his illogical, persuasional government, eliminating his inquisitiveness for a sense of identity through their brainwashing, creating a fraudulent state of happiness. The detached side of Montag imparts through the confabulation amongst him and a peculiar seventeen year old woman, Clarisse. As they confronted the
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