If somebody asked you, what do Albert Einstein, Martin Luther King, E. E. Cummings, Buddha, Ray Bradbury, Mark Twain, and other leading individuals share? Besides the lots of obvious realities, they all shared a typical viewpoint. This view, was revealed in several methods, all sharing the very same meaning. What is this? As E. E. Cummings stated, “The hardest battle you will ever combat is the battle to be yourself and never ever stop combating it” they all thought that in our world, it is very hard to flex with the wind, yet still be yourself.
How do various Authors portray this? All with their own design of composing, in the types of essays, books, teachings, and many others? I think that trying to be yourself in a world that is continuously trying to change who you are is the hardest thing you will ever do. It is very uncommon to discover in this period, an unique so clear in it’s message against peer pressure. One of these treasures -Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury, is dedicated to knocking the, “Ignorance is bliss” mind set of many people in the time period it is embeded in.
This novel provides a glimpse into a bleak world comparable to our own, where war prevails, feelings are shunned, family is non-existent, and extreme though is no longer needed. And who should be the cops of this world of ignorance? The “firefighters.” Not unlike the firemen in our world today, they dress alike, drive huge trucks, and wail their loud sirens., however, There is one essential difference, these firemen start fires; they clean the nation of wicked books and of their sin.
And who need to play the heartless, unfeeling, cold-warm firefighter but Guy Montag. His father was a fireman, and his father’s father also, so what other job could there be for a man like him? Monatg has this exact same problem himself, and tries to answer it prior to time goes out, and life returns to it’s ignorant happiness. Montag resembles all the other characters in the beginning of F451: liking his job, never questioning an authority that has actually given him all the reasons comply with.
This all modifications though when, while strolling house from work, he comes across a girl called Clarisse, who, through her innocence and oblivion to the world around her, shows him that society is crumbling around him which he can be a part of the service, not as everyone else is? the issue. For the first time in his life, he questions what he sees around him: his partner overdosing on pills, Clarisse getting hit by a speeding car and killed, and even the book burning which he does every night for cash.
Or was it amusement? Either way, interest overcomes him as he “steals” a book from a raving fire throughout among his raids. As he takes a look at the lady who owns the concealed library which will be burned and who would rather pass away with her books then live in a jail, he starts think how essential something is that you would die for it. Of course, the other firemen dismissed the old woman as mad. Montag starts to question if he will wind up the exact same. The next early morning, Montag is physically and mentally sick,.
Understanding his other half would rather enjoy TV than look after him; that the world is an empty, terrible location; which there are things out there which deserve craving makes him even more so. After choosing to stay at home from work, he receives a check out from the fire chief, who informs him the “evils” of books; amongst them that they make silly individuals feel inferior to clever people, which they can invoke “unnecessary” sensations of sadness and anger. Obviously, his Utopian society is one of no variety and no independent idea.
Is it not the defects and appeals of each person that make them themselves? Upon leaving, Montag feels even sicker. The fire chief tips that he knows of Montag’s stealing a book from the burning home and clues that the “criminal” has twenty-four hours to return it. It is that really book that he soon forces himself to reveal to his other half, who, clearly, is taken aback by the boldness of his action. He reveals her his “collection” of books as well, a little however substantial quantity.
They sit and check out throughout the day, up until her friends are in tears, a feeling they have actually never felt before … As the story continues, Montag goes back to work, only to discover that he has been called to burn down his own house. As he stands outside it, his partner comes out, enters into a cab, and drives away. The fire chief then places him under arrest and gives him a flamethrower. The task is comprehended. He burns his own house with utmost remorse, not for the loss of his home or his life or perhaps his “peace of mind”, but for the loss of the knowledge and history in the books.
When he completes, the fire chief teases Montag to the extent that he points the flamethrower at him and shoots. He was once informed by a pal that there were people there like him, fugitives from a world of ignorance, condemned because they were various, because they curiosity. These people take Montag in as one of their own as they travel away from the city, never to see it again. Montag has actually finally discovered peace, at the rate of his world. But maybe, he thinks, it was the world that was crazy and not he?