“People don’t talk about anything…and nobody says anything different from anyone else.” This quote, from Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, demonstrates how this fictional society had no disprovement of the conformity. To be so simple-minded as this civilization was would have eventually lead to self-destruction. To support my theory, recall in the novel when the old lady chose to commit suicide because she did not have freedom. She felt that even though she was free she was enslaved by the enforcement of limited knowledge.
Without individuality in today’s society, the world be filled with a population of large amounts of followers as opposed to leaders. Do you know where and what this society would be like if we didn’t have leaders like Rosa Parks, Susan Parks, Susa B.Anthony, Dr Martin Luther King Jr, and Mahatma Ghandi? We would not have any freedom or rights that these leaders fought so hard to achieve for the modern world.
We would not be able to experience historical periods such as the Industrial Revolution, the Civil Rights Movement, the Feminist Movement, etc.,for all of these express different ideas, inventions, and opinion and gradually earsed some people’s ignorance towards these changes.
“What do we want in this country, above all? To be happy!” I disagree with this quote made by Captain Beatty due to the fact that with a society like ours full of different things, it is impossible to make everyone happy. What I think our country wants above all is equality, freedom, and peace. Being happy all the time isn’t everything, it is beneficial to experience other feelings, therefore, allowing yourself to understand you and others better. Constantly being happy, in my opinion, is a false appearance and attitude; you have to be happy physically, emotionally, and mentally and the people in this society were unconsciously unhappy.
“You like bowling, don’t you, Fan?”
“Golf is a a fine game.”