A Spin Off From Fahrenheit 451 Essay

821 Words Apr 19th, 2016 4 Pages
Identifying one’s purpose in their odyssey is not always direct. Sometimes it requires extreme events, even tragic events, for someone to recognize what their purpose is. In addition, at times it may be necessary to trust the people closest to you, including your loved ones, to determine what your purpose is. These two circumstances were discussed in the short story I wrote, a spin off from Fahrenheit 451 which follows the story of Clarisse McClellan who was presumed dead in the novel. Clarisse did not have a purpose in the beginning of the story, however, by trusting her loving uncle, as well as participating in the things she enjoys, regardless of if they are forbidden or frowned upon, she found a purpose in her odyssey. A society that crushes creative thinking and has an unhealthy relationship to electronics is essentially synonymous with our current society. This concept of creativity lacking in our society, especially schools was the predominant focus of the first assignment in this course; Sir Ken Robinson’s TED Talk called “Do Schools Kill Creativity?” Robinson discusses the capacity that children have in all aspects, and how the school systems, as well as the government mandated education guidelines crush this capacity. This was a major theme in my short story, yet Clarisse recognizes how she is not reaching her full potential by the school system stifling her creative nature. She pursues her creative thinking and work outside of school, yet this can only do so…

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