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    “Anthem”, written by Ayn Rand, is a story about Equality 7-2521, and all of his trials in loveless world in which even the words mine and I are forbidden. This world’s technology level has dropped to the point where they use candles instead of light bulbs. Equality 7-2521 discovers a dark tunnel and uses things he has found in it to create a basic light bulb. He wants to show it to the World Council of Scholars, but they don’t accept it. Equality runs away into the forbidden forest with Liberty 5-3000 and find themselves a home beyond the forbidden forest in the mountains. In Ayn Rand’s “Anthem”, Equality’s victory was possible because of the many struggles he didn’t want, realizing that he can make his own decisions, and his determination. Equality does not want to live under collectivism anymore, but he struggles to free himself from it. In this world there are many strict and ridiculous laws that Equality struggles with, “... the law which says that men may not think of women… ” (Rand 41). Equality falls in love with a girl named Liberty 5-3000, but in his thoughts he calls her the Golden One. According to the book, loving a girl is against the law. In the beginning of the book, Equality writes the ‘motto’ every person in this civilization must obey. “We are one in all and all in one. There are no men but only the great WE, One, indivisible and forever” (Rand 19). Equality has some trouble with this rule. He does not want to be “the great WE,” (Rand 19). He is…

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    In the novel, Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury, Montag, the book-saver, tried to escape the world of the overwhelming technology. Social activities were replaced by inane TV shows where clowns tear their limbs apart, families are replaced by the “family” on the television, and where thoughts are stopped by deafening TV commercials. Bradbury’s vision of today seems to be precise seeing that people started to care less about each other, people stop thinking due to the overload of technological…

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    Although many underlying messages are prominent throughout this novel the main overlying theme is that blind acceptance of societal norms is a catalyst for the loss of oneself .This is expressed continuously by the action taken by characters throughout the novel. At the start of Fahrenheit 451 Montag seems perfectly happy accepting his occupation of destroying literature as a fireman. This false sense of happiness begins to come unraveled as Montag meets Clarisse. Clarisse helps to establish…

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    In the Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury tells us a story how the whole society has been disconnected from the reality and how books are being burned so no one can escape the prison. In this story, we see how Ray Bready a fireman is who doesn’t put out the but puts fire in houses to burn them. The reason they burn the houses is that it a crime to read books in this society. In this society, there is not allowed to read books because they think that if they read books it creates emotions and that can…

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    Wayne Dyer once said, “The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don't know anything about” In the novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, ignorance is a common theme. From the thoughtless decisions Guy Montag realizes he has been making when he meet Clarisse, to the harsh rules the town has to destroy any literature, and the effect of burning the books has on the town people. The ignorance shown in the novel is greatly shown on page 95, due to the encounter of Guy Montag with…

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    Guy Montag is a firefighter in a futuristic world. Therefor, Firefighters don’t fight fires anymore, they cause fires. In the book Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, Books in this world are different than they are now, they hold something that the society cannot handle. Consequently, the firefighters are ordered to burn them. Montag changes throughout the story by the influence of Clarisse, Faber, and Mildred. Ordinarily, books are a violation of people, so the Government feels that books can…

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    Jacob Dolleton Etheridge AP Literature and Composition Period 2 1 December 2014 Title: Fahrenheit 451 Year of Publication: 1953 Author: Ray Bradbury Setting and Time Period: 24th century United States Primary Characters: • Guy Montag- The protagonist of the novel, his profession as a “fireman” to burn books. He becomes shaped by events in his life leading down a path to understand his own life. • Mildred Montag- The wife of Guy Montag, life is consumed by technology, Inside her façade she is…

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    The main character of Ray Bradbury’s novel, Fahrenheit 451, is Guy Montag. Montag is a firefighter, a burner of books, with very limited perspective on the flawed society he lives in. As the book progresses, Montag experiences many uncomfortable feelings as he starts to learn the consequences of his role. Montag goes from an ignorant participant to a discontented rebel. The book opens with a detailed description of Montag, his burning of a house, and his “fiery grin”. Montag describes burning…

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    As this generation becomes more technologically advanced, we have steered away from literature and have turned to electronics. A large majority of society has begun to pass their time with movies, shows, and video games, instead of books, puzzles, other games to exercise the mind. Instead of sitting with a good book, most would prefer to sit in front of the TV. A complex character would be a person who is mixed between nature and experience, such as a person who has Catholic views, but believes…

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    Ray Bradbury’s novel, Fahrenheit 451 takes place in a dystopian world where there is constant war. Protagonist, Guy Montag is a fireman who ironically ignites fires rather than put them out. The responsibilities of being a fireman consist of destroying all existing books for the government. Montag is married to the unhappy, shallow, Mildred. Montag’s inner self versus outer self dilemma begins when Montag realizes he is not happy. Internally, Montag is dissatisfied with his marriage, the lack…

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