Theme Of Ignorance In Fahrenheit 451

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Fahrenheit 451, Montag, Faber, and Beatty’s struggle revolves around the tension between knowledge and ignorance. Millie, (Mildred, Montag's wife), is a prime example of this theme. Millie's ignorance shows when she plugs herself into the seashell radio every night. She's unaware of her overdose of pills or her mindless fascination about the programs on her TV. The government controls the programming. What is the book represents knowledge and ignorance anyway? In short, Fahrenheit 451 is a story that shows the conflict of knowledge vs. ignorance: Montag is promoting ignorance by burning books, books which symbolize knowledge. The ignorance is reflected in society where the government controls the media. The fireman’s (Montag's) duty is to

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