Fahrenheit 451

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The Supremacy of Perseverance
Perseverance pushes people towards what they believe in, a person's perseverance is determined upon their beliefs. A person with strong beliefs will succeed greater to someone who does not. In the novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, Guy Montag perseveres against society as well as himself in order to demolish censorship. Perseverance embraces values and drives people closer to their goals.

Censorship was fought against to prevent the destruction of society and government. For example "Scare hell out of them, that's what, scare the living day lights out!" (Bradbury 98). This shows that Montag persevered against the beliefs of others to abolish censorship by scaring others to a point were they were in disbelief, this proves that he keep trying show them his perspective on censorship. How this shows that having strong perseverance will lead to greater and better thing. In addition "Montag shot one continuous pulse of liquid fire on him" (Bradbury 119). How that show that is this shows that a big part of perseverance is decisions, although decisions may be hard to make but in the end good decisions are worth it. Perseverance does not come easy, Montage had to make a vast decision when he killed Beatty. Being strong and following through with what people believe in will require willpower and determination.

Society was confronted during an era when it questioned change in itself. For example Beatty said "and the books say nothing! Nothing you can teach or believe" (Bradbury 62). This shows that persevering against society will attract others to miss lead people; however they must follow themselves and set the path that they wish to continue down. How this show that is that Montag thought differently about the suppression of books, and became aware how society saw it. In addition Mrs. Phelps Mildred's friend said "Why don't you just read us one of those poems from your little book" (Bradbury 98). This shows that Montag had...
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