Society has made an effect on every person, it could affect you positively or negatively. Mildred, Montag’s wife, in the book Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury, is not the world’s best wife. Society has brought her down to this level because the community does not want the civilians to be thinking for themselves. It is as if the generation is being controlled with what they are able to say, or even do. These people are not allowed to live their own lives because of the fact that the society doesn’t want them to do so.
Our society today just does not read the books. They do not see the meaning behind them. Everyone wants the bigger and the better, they don’t have time to comprehend a 400-page novel. They want to read what other people have to gossip about on social media. They want to read about people’s lives on their smartphone, not on a piece of paper from some book.
When the author later reveals that Montag had been stashing many books in the hope to learn something from them, this shows that Montag believes that society is wrong, or maybe hiding something from their past, and that books can be beneficial to them. Again, like the old woman, Ridley, and Latimer, he was not hurting anyone but was still frowned upon because he had, or started to have, different beliefs that are uncommon from the society he lived in. In the book Fahrenheit 451, the quote said by the old woman before she committed self-immolation has many different meanings that will, hopefully, carry out in the everyday lives of societies everywhere from the people back in October 16th of 1555 and into the far future. Latimer and Ridley made history with their long fight for their beliefs that will indirectly carry out their ideals in the minds of people like Buddhist Monk Thich Nhat Hanh, Reverend Martin Luther King, and author Ray
Despite the horrible significant event of World War Two, the world has undoubtedly become a better place due to it. We should also try and shape our perspectives through the use of significant events, just as Montag’s thinking process was revised. Fahrenheit 451 is a powerful and impactful book, Bradbury’s impactful writing effortlessly transports readers to a different world, allowing them to reflect. It’s a book that stays with readers throughout their lives, encouraging them to never turn away from knowledge and instead to embrace it. One can hope that this book is never burnt, but instead is treasured by generations as a way to open one's eyes and change their
Equality is right to be motivated by curiosity. Yearning for the answers to his constant questions are what motivates his creativity and discovery. The constant curiosity is what leads him to dissect animals, melt metals, mix acids, and rediscover electricity. His individuality motivates him to do what he wants even though it is not allowed by society. He knows that he is quicker minded than the rest of his brothers, “It was not that the learning was too hard….
At the outset, Montag was consumed by the darkness. He was a fireman who started fires instead of dousing them. Asked how long he has done so. He replies, “since I was twenty, 10 years ago.” (5) All the time he was, burning book after book, not knowing the full extent of his actions; he was totally unaware of all the knowledge being destroyed at his hand.
In the novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury their society is lacking three elements that our society is also missing. Faber talks about why books are important. In our society we don 't appreciate books and their value. In Faber’s society they don 't read books, so Faber is telling both societies why books have quality and are important.
“A time to keep silent and a time to speak,” (158) is a quote from the book Fahrenheit 451. This novel is all about how people conform to a society that burns books. They do so because they make people “think” thoughts that the government doesn’t want them to. Though there are some who are not conformed and read books to enlighten themselves to the ways of the past, that changes the way they see the present. Mildred, Faber, and Clarisse are characters that represent different aspects of conformity or nonconformity in the Fahrenheit 451 society.
The government had a lot of regulations on the people in this society and because of that they lost their freedom to think for themselves and could only think what the government would allow them to think. They justified this because it made it so that no one would be better than any other person. They valued equality over individuality. In Fahrenheit 451 the government restricts the ownership and reading of books.
This simple question proves how uneducated people are on the topic of history. Because Montag, a man with ten years of experience as a fireman, cannot remember a past without fire-proof houses. The government’s decision in eliminating books entirely from their world resulted in limited information people retain and understand. Ignorance and mental deficiencies are outcomes from the restriction
In the beginning, Montag was not always a hero. In the beginning, Montag was a self centered firefighter who burned books. He was just a man in a broken society just trying to go by life. He didn’t really care about much, and his marriage was an unhappy one.
In Fahrenheit 451 the society is burning books and not getting any knowledge. I do believe our society is on the brink of doing the same and not learning anything. I believe that our society is making new technology to replace hard books and we are not learning from it. I also think that bradbury is right about the future of the society.
The book depicts a future where reading is “bad” and no one is interested in doing it. In the real world, the number of adults who read for pleasure has been falling for a long time. According to the National Endowment of the Arts, the number of reading adults fell by 7% between 1992 and 2002. As predicted by Ray Bradbury, this decline has been attributed to the rise of technology. He also succeeded in predicting such things as the rise of the flat screen television through his “parlor walls” and earbuds through his “thimble radios”.
In Fahrenheit 451 the character Faber is an old English professor who chose not to speak out when his society began burning books. In Fahrenheit 451 Faber says to Montag “Mr. Montag, you are looking at a coward. I saw the way things were going, a long time back. I said nothing.” This shows sometimes people do not want to conform but they are too afraid to speak out.