After befriending Clarisse, Montag finds himself unable to accept the status quo, believing life is more complete, true and satisfying when knowledge is welcomed into it. When you have faith in something you have something to believe in and make you happy. Ultimately, Mildred and the rest of her society seem to be not much more than machines, thinking only what they are told to think. When they're found, they're burned, along with the homes of the books' owners. Books are banned because reading encourages thinking. Spiritual: Your probably thinking, what does spirituality have to do with happiness? With nations such as North Korea and China actively censoring democratic ideas and much of the world-wide-web from their citizens, awareness of censorship is on a rise.
The book Montag saves from the old woman's house is. In contrast, Clarisse is truly, perfectly content with her life. Books represent knowledge and awareness, but are illegal. Burning books is the destruction of individual thought that is printed on paper — or, in one word, censorship. Through Fahrenheit 451, Bradbury appears to give warning to what might be in store for a society that allows anti-intellectualism to ferment and technology to take over. On his way to work, Montag again encounters Clarisse and is left pondering things like the taste of rain and what dandelions represent.
Television on huge screens has replaced the common perception of family, and people plug small radios into their ears to escape the dreariness of everyday reality. We need to be thankful for the freedom that we have in terms of the resources we have access to, in particular books, and Bradbury's novel reminds us of that. Eventually it was felt that books and learning in general created inequality and unhappiness, and so books were banned. She's unlike anyone else Montag knows. He explains how humanity has time and time again, destroyed itself in great blazes.
Faber reasons that if censorship is such a good thing then why are there so many suicides and why are they always at war. Even though the society that Bradbury depicts in the book is very extreme, there is a clear statement about the danger of any kind of intellectual censorship. For example, Montag's wife Millie attempts suicide by swallowing sleeping pills. Some of the machines are described, and they are frightening. Relevance In this day and age, there is an increasing pressure to conform.
At home, he finds that his wife, Mildred, has swallowed a bottle of sleeping pills in a suicide attempt. There are additional Fahrenheit 451 symbolism examples that appear throughout the novel. Montag's discovery of the truth and his dedication to living a life of truth save him from the ultimate destruction bombs bring to the city. Is ignorance bliss, or do knowledge and learning provide true happiness? Well spirituality has everything to do with happiness, faith in something. More broadly, Bradbury thinks that the presence of fast cars, loud music, and advertisements creates a lifestyle with too much stimulation in which no one has the time to concentrate.
Later, as Montag comes to realize the truth about his society, he recognizes fire as a form of oppression - a means of subduing the knowledge in books. Themes in The Scarlet Letter include sin and hypocrisy, and they illustrate the underlying meaning of the work. Throughout the novel, Bradbury presents paradoxes between life and death. Montag asks Faber to teach him to understand books, and Faber agrees. In addition, the story of the Pheonix plays a prominent role. In his long discussion with Montag, Captain Beatty mentions the standard practice of immediately cremating the dead so society is not burdened with decaying bodies or memorials and the grief associated with them.
The next morning, Millie robotically goes about her daily routine, not recalling the previous night's episode. There is also the Big Flue into which all bodies are placed after death. These factors can be broken into two groups: factors that lead to a general lack of interest in reading and factors that make people actively hostile toward books. Bradbury believes that human society can easily become oppressive and regimented — unless it changes its present tendency toward censorship suppression of an individual's innate rights. Although they become extremely upset after listening to what he reads, they are able to experience true emotion. Neither of the paramedics are doctors, a fact Montag finds surprising. If people keep books—which preserve the past and allow people to learn the lessons of prior tragedies—Granger hopes that humanity will remember the suffering caused by destruction, and will avoid destroying itself in the future.
Rather, the author alludes to a variety of causes. Rational Consideration: Rational consideration is logically thinking. The sieve is his mind trying to make the knowledge permanent. This animal imagery expresses the importance of nature in life. What does true happiness consist of? The title of this section, 'The Hearth and the Salamander' alludes to images of fire, the tool of destruction that censors knowledge and ideas. Furthermore, the tool the medics use to pump Millie's stomach is referred to as the Electric-Eyed Snake, and the tool the firmen use to hunt down book owners is the , both inanimate objects that appear to have lives of their own.