The Rules In Fahrenheit 451 By Guy Montag

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Imagine being in school, you are really bored and have already finished all your work. All you really want to do is take out your phone and text your homies. But the rules, the stupid rules! Why is this rule made and why does it exist? Rules might not always benefit or help us. This is the theme that is shown in Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. Fahrenheit 451 is about a man named Guy Montag who is questionable about his happiness and tries to find out what books are about but his job and town prohibits reading books. He investigates and makes a plan to try and take down the fireman system so that people can have thoughts and feelings again. In Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, he shows the theme that rules might not always benefit us. In the text …show more content…

What society has come to in their world shows that they have blank expressions and little to no intelligence. Their brains have come to a point where they don’t think anymore. A third piece of evidence that supports the claim that rules might not always benefit us is stated on pg. 78-79 when Ray Bradbury states, “‘No, no, it's not books at all you're looking for! Take it where you can find it, in old phonograph records, old motion pictures, and in old friends; look for it in nature and look for it in yourself. Books were only one type of receptacle where we stored a lot of things we were afraid we might forget.’” Basically, Bradbury is trying to show how important the features of a book are, how funny they can be, how it can bring back memories. Faber is saying that there were many ways that a book can make you feel since it had many specific details to help sway our thoughts and feelings throughout the book. Finally, another piece of evidence that supports the theme that rules might not be beneficial is on pg. 25 when it says, “‘Last night I thought about all the kerosene I've used in the past ten years. And I thought about books. And for the first time I realized that a man was behind each one of the books. A man had to think them up. A man had to take a long time to put them down on paper. And …show more content…

Another theme that fits the dystopian classic novel, “Fahrenheit 451” is knowledge can help us prepare for the future. This is shown in the text on pg. 134 when it says, “Every hour so many damn things in the sky! How in hell did those bombers get up there every single second of our lives! Why doesn't someone want to talk about it? We've started and won two atomic wars since 1960. Is it because we're having so much fun at home we've forgotten the world?” What Montag is saying is we keep repeating our mistakes and we never seem to learn from them. Since people didn’t have any knowledge at this time and never used their logic, they were never able to learn from real world events and it shows that if they actually did have knowledge, then they would be able to prepare for the future and not make the same mistake over and over. Another quote that explains why this theme fits “Fahrenheit 451” is shown on pg. 141 when it states, “The whole culture's shot through. The skeleton needs melting and re-shaping. Good God, it isn't as simple as just picking up a book you laid down half a century ago. Remember, the firemen are rarely necessary. The

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