Fahrenheit 451“We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute, we read and write poetry because we are members of the human race and the human race is full of passion.” Mr. Keating said this to try to get his class to look beyond writing poems because the teacher told them to and because that is what they have done for years. But to write poems that meant something and had passion.
In Fahrenheit 451, they use “man’s best friend”, the dog, against man. I think the author picked the dog rather than another animal because it is known to be man’s best friend. The dogs have always been loyal to man and he was trying to make it show how bad things can be.
“Two roads diverged in the woods and I, I took the one less traveled by.” This is shown a lot in Fahrenheit 451 especially in Mr. and Mrs. Montag’s marriage. They do not love each other but they can live together. This is the author’s way of showing what life could be like if people not only stop communicating but stop thinking and choosing, then loosing control over their lives.
“Difficulty maintaining your own beliefs in the faces of others” is shown a lot in Montag in the beginning of the book. He takes a couple of books and after that he could not face Beatty, not even to stand him being in his house. Neal could not face his dad and tell him what he thought about acting and what he wanted to do the rest of his life. And when his dad found out about him acting he was so worried he killed himself.
Clarisse asks Montag…are you happy? I think she asks him this because he is a fireman and a firefighter is a respectable profession. And she knows that he thinks what he is doing is wrong and he is doing it because that is what he is supposed to do. I think that one quote is what made Montag start reading books and change his way of viewing the world.