Theme Of Society In Fahrenheit 451

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(AGG) In the course of Fahrenheit 451, we can clearly see that the society Montag is living in very faulty. (BS-1) Montag believes that his own society is working fine. However this is because he is unaware of critical things in a human society.(BS-2) Even though Montag appears to accept society,he has some experiences that make him think about his role and life in his own society.(BS-3) By the end of the book Montag realizes that books have very valuable information, and that being a fireman is wrong and that his society was very damaged. (TS) Although Montag initially accepts society and his role as a fireman, he is eventually driven by his thirst for knowledge to reject this society and strive to change it. (MIP-1) Initially, Montag believes…show more content…
He was not happy. He said the words to himself. He wore his happiness like a mask and there was no way of going to knock on her door and ask for it back" (Bradbury 9). Here, Montag realizes the fictitious illusion of happiness that society has put him under, thanks to Clarisse’s inquisitions.(STEWE-2) When Montag meets with Clarisse again, he continues to wonder about his previous thoughts and his beliefs. “‘How do you get so empty? he wondered. ‘Who takes it out of you?’” (Bradbury 41). At this point, Montag realizes that he has had no soul or mind to think about what was going on around him.(SIP-B) In addition, taking after Clarisse, Montag begins to ask questions himself, and realizes that the way society functions isn't right, and he is no longer happy with his choice of profession.(STEWE-1) "‘I've tried to imagine,’ said Montag, ‘just how it would feel. I mean, to have firemen burn our houses and our books’” (Bradbury 31). Here, Montag has his first realization that being a fireman is not only wrong, but also an inaccurate, untruthful version of who he wants to be.(STEWE-2) During this period of questioning, Montag also asks
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