Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury Essay

1226 Words Oct 16th, 2015 5 Pages
Fahrenheit 451 is a book about that touches on many controversial topics with a complex layer of themes, one of said themes being conforming. Ray Bradbury author of Fahrenheit 451 is saying that a society conforming will create ignorant, scared, and discontent people; he proves this through his characters Mildred, Mrs. Bowles and Mrs. Phelps.

Bradbury is saying that living in a society similar to Montag 's isn 't going to magically cure all of peoples problems. It’s just going to cause bigger problems. such as making people numb to their own emotions so when they do have any feelings they don’t know what they 're feeling or how to cope with them. people in a conformed society feels like there trapped and if anything occurs that could ruin their happiness they 'll do anything to protect it even call the firemen on one of their "friends" to protect it;

Surely you remember the boy in your own school class who was exceptionally ‘bright,’ did most of the reciting and answering while the others sat like so many leaden idols, hating him. And wasn 't it this bright boy you selected for beatings and tortures after hours? Of course it was. We must all be alike. Not everyone born free and equal, as the Constitution says, but everyone made equal. Each man the image of every other; then all are happy, for there are no mountains to make them cower, to judge themselves against. So! A book is a loaded gun in the house next door. Burn it. Take the shot from the weapon.…

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