Fahrenheit 451 Argumentative Essay

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Fahrenheit 451

I.Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury is a novel about the descent into super-individualism
through mass governmental brainwashing. The book begins while the main character, Guy
Montag, is burning a house for concealing contraband literature. It portraits the pleasure
he derives from this act of mindless destruction. After this work though an eccentric
neighbor girl who does not fit the status quo confronts him. She begins to ask him
questions that force him to think about things he has taken for granted before. The story
progresses as this girl continually influences him until a car killed her. The next time
he is called to incinerate a house, he ends up taking a book and watching an old lady burn
to death. This event coupled with the death of the neighbor girl influence him to seek out
a book-reading professor he had met previous to this story. The professor and him begin to
plot the downfall of society and the Firemen. Just when you think things are gonna work
out, he is ordered to burn his house after which he burns his boss with a flame-thrower.
This makes him a fugitive from justice. He then flees from the scene and ends up evading
the manhunt. After a while he meets up with other people who are fugitives because of
their literary learning. The next day the city he fled from is destroyed in an atomic
blast and the bums go in to help the survivors.


II.
a) Man against Man: The only instance in the story that fits this category is the conflict
Guy has with his boss. His boss, Beatty begins to suspect Guy's illegal reading of
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