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Fahrenheit 451

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Angela Chin

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B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Fahrenheit 451 Angela Chin, Carla Zamalis, Cean Park, Junaid Khan, Laine Zizka, Rebecca Hyde ealot ccentric elony earning ystopia artyr eopardy Upon meeting Clarisse McClellan, Montag discovers an insatiable thirst for truth and knowledge about his society. He yearns, or deeply longs, to find this information in the books that he normally burns, and aspires to set books free from governmental censorship. bstacle evocaton A pathy ust In Fahrenheit 451, Clarisse McClellan is described as eccentric, meaning a person or behavior that is slightly strange. Clarisse McClellan is said to be antisocial because she thinks and asks the question why and tries talking to others. The people in the city find this unusual because they have been pounded into submission and they believe a social teen should not talk or think, but instead watch television or beat up other teens. assive In Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury depicts a society of mass apathy - the state of lacking emotion. This atmosphere of indifference permeates every aspect of society - from school to work to home. Humans are no longer fervent about anything and only seek individual pleasure in the forms of television and radio. Only Montag, and a few others, are able to realize their situation, and try to fight against it by doing things contrary to the social norm - such as walking, asking questions, or just enjoying nature itself. indred alamander uietus ombardment enophobia Mildred, along with everyone else in society, fears quietus, or death. When Montag would question Mildred about Clarisse, she refused to talk about someone who was dead, showing her fear of reality. Beatty explains to Montag that the government has censored everything that could cause unhappiness within society, and therefore the people are only hearing what they want to hear, not what they need to hear. nawareness oe abitual uisance enacity apid Unlike the game show, this gamble Guy takes puts his life on the line and his head on the chopping block for a world he is just beginning to get to know. Montag places all his faith in the books in hopes that in the future, there will be more Clarisses than Beattys. A dystopia is a society characterized by human misery, squalor, oppression, disease and is overall dysfunctional. The world we see in Fahrenheit 451 is definitely a strong example of a dystopia, where the people's rights to certain freedoms are taken away and the government has supreme control over what goes on. The society in which Montag lives in can be described as kindred- similar in kind or related to. Everyone looks the same, for example Montag and the other firemen look alike; no one tries new things, instead they all watch T.V. and they're scared of standing out. The people in this society must act and look the same because the government taught them that they were made equal; each man is an image of the other because of the government. In reality, behind all their fake smiles, the people in Fahrenheit 451 were in woe, or in great sorrow and misery. When Mildred attempted suicide, the operators were very laid back while cleaning her blood out, showing how common these suicides occurred. The next day Mildred acted like nothing had happened, but Montag saw two people while looking at her, one was happy and absorbed into T.V. while the other was miserable. Similarly, after Montag killed Beatty, he realized that Beattty wanted to die, which explained why he kept provoking Montag. Beatty must have secretly hated his life and instead of going against the government, he kept quiet. Beatty and Mildred portray the emotions of the entire society; no one is truly happy in a community where all thought and knoweledge has been erased. A felony is a crime or offense. Montag disregards the law in order to pursue his fascination and growing love for books. By risking his own freedom by committing this crime Montag displays individualism and determines the course of the rest of the novel. The salamander is the symbol of the firemen in the world of Fahrenheit 451. Known to have been created by fire in Greek mythology, Salamanders are characterized by a thick layer of mucous that protects them from flames. Bradbury utilizes the image of the salamander to parallel inhabitants of society - people who are unscathed by the flames of society and the burning of books. They are oblivious and unaware of the negatives that governmental censorship brings. Only a handful of intellectuals, like Montag and Faber, are affected by these burnings and are motivated to do something to stop it. uided Lust is a passionate desire for something. In this case, Montag has a strong desire to discover what is behind the cover of all those books he has been burning and what could be so bad that elicits their burning. A martyr is a person who dies because of their beliefs. Martyrdom often achieves the undesired affect by inspiring onlookers rather than teaching a lesson. The death of the woman possessing many books or even the subtle death of Clarisse leave a huge impact on Montag and helps instigate his decisions for the rest of the novel. Montag receives a green earpiece from Faber, allowing him to listen to Faber's advice. He is guided by both Beatty and Faber in his decision to burn and destroy or to keep and protect books. Montag eventually sides with Faber to ensure the safety of books. This choice exhibits Montag's moral compass - he autonomously decides to do what he feels is right and to stop what he thinks is wrong. In Fahrenheit 451, Montag is not only guided, but he guides himself to freedom - both his own and for literature. He directs himself (influenced by Faber) to join the nationwide group of intellectuals to rebuild society and to make it great like it once was. Bradbury depicts in Fahrenheit 451 a society that is unaware and blind in its own ignorance. People only have concerns of living a worry-free life and seeking a life of pure happiness. Society does not come to its senses regarding that books contain great knowledge that is useful for a society to progress and move forward. The society portrayed in Fahrenheit 451 can be described as Passive. Passive is not taking an active role and letting yourself be influenced heavily by outside sources. The people of the society are constantly baraded by advertisements and propaganda that they forget to think for themselves and have their own opinions. Xenophobia is a fear of foreigners. In a society where standing out or being different is discouraged, Clarisse poses a threat to conformity and exemplifies how opposed the culture is to individualism. The society is obsessed with various forms of constant entertainment. Whether it be seashell radios, screens on the walls, or advertisements, they are surrounded by endless noise that prevents them from thinking and manipulates their minds into submission and conformity along with the rest of society. Without thoughts and opinions, the people and their lives are vapid, or lacking liveliness. Montag is bombarded with questions and ideas that make him contemplate his life and the decisions he has made. Clarisse asks Montag about topics rarely discussed in their society such as love, the reasons for his book burning, and the history of humankind, and later, he witnesses the suicide of a woman in her home. These both cause Montag to rapidly change his views on books and book burning. In addition, Montag and the other men in the group watch as the city is bombarded by the jets flying overhead at the end of the novel. Although most of the population is very submissive and does nothing to stop the book burning, the people against it show tenacity, or refusal to be separated from an object. The woman who commits suicide in her home would rather die with her books to make a point than live without them. Faber and Montag save a few books from the burnings and work towards protecting them, and the men in the group in the forest keep works stored in their memories. The main reason for book burning, according to Beatty, is that they are a nuisance, or a bother. Their contradicting ideas disturb society by causing people to form differing opinions and allowing people to be able to share their thoughts with one another. Because some books contain material that may be considered offensive, books lead to conflict between their readers. In Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury depicts a society of passivity and oblivion. People in this society are bound by collective ideals in order to promote an atmosphere of "sameness". Television, radio, and car racing show society's habitualness - the tendency to do actions regularly without attention. People such as Montag and Faber are able to realize the continual cycle of their civilization, and are motivated to change it through the reintroduction of books as a means for a plane of difference and irregularity. They are determined to break mankind free from its seemingly incorrigible nature of seeking pleasure. A zealot is one who possesses a lot of Zeal and passion for something they believe in. Montag becomes a zealot against censorship, the right to read, and the overall culture of the society that he lives in. While in our world, everyone has something they are opposed to, in his, one who speaks out against the government or authority is viewed as a public enemy. Montag is affronted with many conflicting situations. The citizens of the nation are one big problem themselves. Montag loathes the citizens and government for not wanting change and accepting books once again. Beatty and the other firemen are destroying what Montag is making an effort to save. The government wants to please all minorities of the people and is conflicting with Montag's reforms for change. Revocation is the act of taking away. Montag's significant decision to keep and read books is a deliberate ac of defiance in a society without access to books. ondemn Montag does not laud the ways of the society. He believes that books are very essential to humankind. He extremely dislikes the passive behaviors of the people. He blames the majority and disapproves of the notions of the firemen regardless of the fact that he is one. nferno Inferno is a large fire that is out of control. This fire is portrayed when the firemen go about and burn books along with the houses. They shoot kerosene all over the books without consideration of the house and let the fire start. The fire travels in all sorts of directions. When arresting a lady for having a cornucopia of books in her possession, she let her self stay behind with the fire and the inferno gulped her up with no prevention on the firemen's part.
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