Fahrenheit 451 Quote Analysis

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Mindlessness Of Mass Culture
Daniel Goreal
Mrs. Petrone
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November 12, 2014 Goreal 1

The Burning City
"People are sheep, TV is the shepherd." (Jess C. Scott) The novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury has a society of many uneducated and foolish people who do not know what is going on around them. They do not see that they are slaves to technology. The government in Fahrenheit 451 is making sure that they are not many intelligent people around. They are also making sure that there are not any people that know the truth about their society. Their government's main mission is to brainwash all the citizens so they think they are free, but
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The government is trying to control and brainwash them and it is working for them. The society of Fahrenheit 451 has forbiden the possession of books. This quote is very significant because Beatty knows that Montag has possession of a book, Montag is nervous to turn the book in because he is afraid of the consequences. This shows that books are illegal and not common in their society. Most people in Montag's society are anti-literate and feel nervous and uncomfortable around books. Many of the people in their society are stupid and don't know the truth about the world, nor do they know the truth about their society. The mindlessness of mass culture theme is shown when Bradbury explains how they will hit reality one day, and that hit will be a huge …show more content…
Montag pulls out a book about poetry and Mildred, Mrs. Bowles and Mrs.Phelps are in awe because books are forbidden in their society. Later, Montag read's them them a quote from "Dover Beach". Mrs. Phelps starts to cry out of random and Mrs. Bowles starts shouting at Montag about why it's books and tears, books and sadness. This quote shows that Mildred was embarrased around Montag because he was doing something illegal and shameful in the eyes of their society. This quote also shows us how anti-literate their society is because books are illegal and they are not required to think. Mrs. Bowles thinks books have a negative effect on people. She also believes that books are sadness; does that sound

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