Essay on Farenheit 451 Literary Criticism : Fahrenheit 451

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Fahrenheit 451 Literary Criticism

The word illicit sums up the confusion and weakness of the main character, Montag, a follower of the dystopian society, but introduced to a new way of thinking, but incapable of handling the contrast of reality and what life is really about. The oppression of dystopian society reveals when he is unsettled about his life due to several instances which make him begin to think beyond his ability and act irrationally rebelling to in an attempt to make changes in society. In Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury elicits a rebellion through the characterization of Guy Montag as he questions the direction of society in order to suggest the audience does the same thing. Unsettled in his life, the protagonist, Guy Montag is forced to question the status quo of his 2025 society which make him begin to think beyond his ability and act irrationally rebelling to in an attempt to make changes. Montag, a weak human easily influenced by others until he meets Clarissa, who questions what he does and asks him why (Bradbury 5). Troubled by all the questions from Clarissa he begins to look deeper into his life with Mildred Montag, his wife and begins to wonder if he is pleased. In a fury, he thinks by reading books his society dictates to burn, he gains a new experience of wonderment and anger against his occupation as being a fireman. He seeks to harm others and ends up murdering his captain with flames once used to burn books, an irrational…

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