Fahrenheit 451 Dialectic Journal

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|Chapter |Passage |Significance | |1 |“It was a special pleasure to see things eaten, to see things |There is absolute pleasure when eating something. When something changes, it could| | |blackened and changed.” Narrator page 3 |end up good or bad. However, when something is blackened, the only things that | | | |come to mind are burnt food and arson. Both of which are not pleasant looking or | | | |feeling. | |1 |““So many people are. Afraid of firemen, I mean. But you’re just a |Throughout my life, I’ve seen a lot of movies where people are betrayed or | | |man after all…” Clarisse McClellan” page 7 |deceived and lines such as “How could you, you monster?” are spoken. Sometimes | | | |when this happens, I always think to myself that deep down; the “monster” can | | | |change, because they’re just as human as their victim. | |1 |““You think too many things,” said Montag, uneasily.” Guy Montag |Clarisse isn’t the only person who has dozens of thoughts streaming through her | | |page 9. |head. I’m also a thinker myself. Sometimes when I’m talking to my friends, I often| | | |change topics a lot because I ask a random question that just randomly came to | | | |mind. This passage also shows a result of not reading; failure to keep track with | | | |someone who has more knowledge. Since Guy doesn’t read any books, he is not | | | |capable of managing two or more ideas at the same time. | |1 |““Are you happy?” she said.” |Wow, I’ve never even thought of that myself. People tend to do things and not | | | |think about how they feel or would feel afterwards. I for example, have done a lot| | | |of things merely because I was told or suggested to do. Even when I really didn’t | | | |want to do it, I did it anyways because I didn’t want to disappoint anyone. | | | |Sometimes, you just have to stop and think about whether it is worth doing because| | | |you might end up regretting every moment of it. | |1 |““We must all be alike. Not everyone born free and equal, as the |I highly disagree with this quote because I appreciate being different. No one can| | |Constitution says, but everyone made equal.”” Captain Beatty page |agree on the same religion or follow the same culture. Neither can people look or | | |58 |sound the same because...
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