Transcendentalism In Fahrenheit 451

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Books are a principle staple mark in a child's social and academic development. They furnish the foundation for an adolescent's inspiration and curiosity to be constructed. In America's modern day curriculum though, countless immature students are being forced to read a series of novels that promote profane and violent content, one being the popularized Fahrenheit 451. Positioned in the 24th century, Fahrenheit 451 apprises the reader about the principal protagonist, Guy Montag. Early within the novel, Montag gains gratification in his profession as a fireman, burning illegally possessed books and homes of their owners. As the novel advances though, Montag begins to question his profession, and essentially, his life. Although Fahrenheit 451 …show more content…
Bickhard, reports that "the converse perspective on this same assumption is that the environment influences individuals, both microgenetically and developmentally, via the information that is generated in that environment and transmitted into the minds of those individuals" (Bickhard). This disquisition promptly states that an adolescent's character is directly correlated to the environment they experience. Bickhard wasn't the only researcher to plunge into this topic. American research author , T.J. Zirpoli, states in his popularized book Behavior Management, that "the focus-on-the-child approach, while appropriate for children with specific emotional disorders, fails to recognize the significant role of the child's environment and the people in that environment in shaping the child's behavior" (Zirpoli). Comparable to Bickhard's research, this inquiry directly vocalizes that an adolescent's behavior is solely constructed based on their overall environmental experience. Lines such as "the bad ones rape her and leave her for the flies" (Bradbury 83) and "it was a pleasure to burn" (Bradbury 3) are not suitable for an adolescent to be analyzing because it entices them into an unethical mindset. Therefore, Fahrenheit 451's rich theme and setting cannot justify the novel's position in the classroom due to the detrimental effects the novel can have on a student's mental

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