What Is The Theme Of Conformity And Rebellion In Fahrenheit 451

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This issue of What Magazine focuses on society, conformity, and rebellion. You will read six pieces that fall under this central theme. First we have a biography on Ray Bradbury, author of Fahrenheit 451, written by Nancy Martin. Bradbury was very stubborn in his beliefs. He refused to conform to the society of his time. Bradbury believe that television was driving people away from books and that it numbs the brain. Next is excerpts from the diary of Guy Montag of Fahrenheit 451. These pieces were written by Montag after Fahrenheit 451 ends. They are about Montag trying to “fit in” or conform to his new community, but he finds out what his new life is really about. Antigone. Was he really innocent? By Nancy Martin, this piece is about the …show more content…

Or the kings? One page 8 you will find a poem to society by Nancy Martin. a poem to society is about how everyone calls today's society ugly or horrific, but what they don’t realize is that we are all apart of society. Getting close to the end we have What About Stokesie by Nancy Martin, this John Updike’s short story A&P told from the view of Stokesie. Stokesie is a side character in A&P and he seems to be friends with the main character, Sammy, but in What About Stokesie you see that he is quite different, rebels against what everyone thinks of him in A&P. Lastly we have The Raisin Cycle by Nancy Martin. The Raisin Cycle is Lorraine Hansberry’s Raisin in the Sun characters later in there lives. The story takes place in 1978 while the original play take place in 1950. In this story the younger family does not conform and rebels against gender norms when Travis marries a white woman. The word conformity means “compliance with standards, rules, or laws.” The definition of rebellion is “the action or process of resisting authority, control, or convention.” And the definition of society is “the aggregate of people living together in a more or less ordered community.” All three of the words can connect, you can conform and not rebel in your society, or you could rebel and not conform to your

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