The Novel ' Rebellion ' Essay

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Rebellion is shown in Montag when he begins to see that what he does as his job is not right. For all these years, he has been controlled by the rest of society to be taught that books are bad and must be destroyed. As he keeps noticing all the wrong in their society, he rebels against the common idea that they have all been taught. Books are destructive. First of all, Montag has a stash of hidden books in his ventilator, illegally, and then he decides to go ahead and read them, disobeying the rules. Along with this, Montag contacts an old English professor he had met earlier, named Faber, for help (77). They come up with a plan to overthrow the government and show that books are worthwhile, “Now if you suggest that we print extra books and arrange to have them hidden in fireman’s houses all over the country, so that seeds of suspicion would be sown among these arsonists, bravo, I’d say!” (81) Unfortunately, their plan fails as Montag is caught with all the literature in his house and is forced to burn his own house containing the books (110). They are not able to plant books in other fireman’s houses but when the city goes into chaos and war, Montag leaves with a group of book lovers to start a society where books are acceptable. In the end, his rebellion is successful, as he leaves his past life to start a new life filled with literature. Technology has a large impact in this society. It is used to help people with their daily work and make things easier. The mechanical…

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