Analysis Of Ray Bradbury 's Fahrenheit 451 Essay

1832 Words Apr 29th, 2016 8 Pages
The concept of mob mentality is an important part of society that helps to determine the potential order or chaos of a society. There are the weak, and there are the strong, and with the natural order of society the strong always lead the weak. The relationship between the weak leading the strong tends to dissolve when the weak overthrow the strong. Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 illustrates the destruction of conformity on a society through characterization and plot. Guy Montag is a member of the Salamander Firefighters, in a society that is heavily censored, to the point of burning books instead of putting out fires. Guy Montag was living a normal life until a whimsical girl named Clarisse acted as a mirror, causing him to reflect on his life, and on society. With his eyes open to the world, Guy is caught in possession of illegal books due to him being curious about what makes them bannable. He was forced to burn down house, and was to be arrested, but he managed to escape in a deadly chase. The government chases him down in order to use him as an example of what happens if someone tries to break free from the society. Guy Montag escapes, and joins a group of wanderers that had taken it upon themselves to continue the legacy of books by memorizing them. The Communist Manifesto written by Karl Marx helps to provide a basis on which all dystopian societies are formed and destroyed. “”The bourgeoisie produces its own grave diggers. The fall of the bourgeoisie and the victory…

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