Themes Of Fahrenheit 451

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Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury is full of important morals and themes. The book is flooded with symbolism and meaning to both the real world and science fiction world that Bradbury has created. With so many themes in this book it is difficult to choose the ones that contain the most importance, but some of them can be picked out from all the rest, for example, you must have bad things to have good things, you have to earn your happiness and finally, your opinions are influenced by the people around you. These themes show up multiple times in the book and are expressed heavily in the story. We have Yin and Yang, life and death, peace and war all because we must all have bad things to have good things, this theme has presented itself in the book in various ways. One of which is when Montag had to leave behind his friends and family in order to get to Granger and the homeless men. You can also see this theme when Montag had to know that Clarisse died or else he wouldn't have gone to ask Faber for help, which was the one who recommended Montag to the…show more content…
Happiness doesn't just come out of the blue like for the people in Fahrenheit 451. Happiness is produced by satisfaction from previous events. The people in Fahrenheit 451 were fed that unnaturally. They were served by robotic screens and sounds that interacted with them. They were taught empty facts making them "feel they're 'brilliant' with information. Then they'll feel they're thinking, they'll get a sense of motion without moving. And they'll be happy because facts of that sort don't change" (Bradbury 64). Humans aren't perfect, and we know it. But when you live in a perfect world with perfect people, that perfectness isn't so challenging to mimic. No one has flaws or obstacles to overcome, no one has satisfaction in themselves. No one has earned their happiness, therefore, their happiness is nothing but a numbingly ignorant bliss. With no alternating
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