Crirical Lens Essay

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Gabrielle D’Angelo

The quote, “The bravest of individuals is the one who obeys his or her conscience” by J.F. Clark has a very important meaning. This quote means that the strongest of people are the ones who listen and follow their gut feeling. I agree with this quote. This quote can be supported in many ways. One example is Rosa Parks. Rosa Parks refused to get up out of her seat when she was forced to. She was standing up for her race and doing what she felt was right to do. The two books that support this quote are Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury and Animal Farm by George Orwell.

There are many references from Fahrenheit 451 that support this quote. One reference is when the old lady remains home to be burned and Montag steals the Bible out of her house. In Montag’s society books are illegal. Montag was having an inner conflict with himself. He really began to take an interest in books but he knew that they were illegal. He was indecisive on what he should do. What made matters even worse was that he was a fireman and his job was to burn books. Montag finally pursued his interest by going against the law and stealing the Bible. Montag knew that he could be burned or taken to jail if he was caught. The voice in him was telling him to take the Bible so he did it. Faber is a character that supports this quote as well. Faber became a very scared person because he used to be a teacher and all he used were books. Now that books are illegal he is very nervous. He was very afraid when he met Montag because he was afraid that Montag was setting him up. Montag ended up influencing Faber and Faber ended up trusting Montag and built him an earpiece. Montag would use the earpiece to communicate with Faber so Faber could tell Montag what to say to the captain of the fire department Beatty. Faber is taking a chance by doing this because Beatty could have realized and put Faber in jail or killed him. Faber knew that he had to help his friend and...
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