Examples Of Thought In Fahrenheit 451

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Thought can take time and effort, it can be meticulously simple. Thought can be quick and easy, simply saying the first thing that pops into your mind. Thought can be anything you want, imaginative, serious, etc. In the book Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury shows that everyone is capable of thinking for themselves, some people just don’t want to, or they feel like they don’t have the time.

Time is one of the most important things to think, if you don’t have the time to think, you simply won’t. The people in the book Fahrenheit 451 are taught a certain way, where they don’t have time to think, they just have to answer. Time is money, so they try not to waste it thinking. “You laugh when I haven’t been funny and you answer right off. You never …show more content…

Clarisse is a very big example of free thought in Fahrenheit 451. “The psychiatrist wants to know why I go out and hike all around in the forests and watch the birds and collect butterflies, I’ll show you my collection some time.” (Bradbury 23). People may have the right to free thought, but not many of them exercise that right. When one person thinks for themselves it kind influences the people around them as well. “They want to know what I do with my time. I tell them that sometimes I just sit and think. But I won’t tell them what. I’ve got them running. And sometimes, I tell them I like to put my head back, like this, and let the rain fall in my mouth. It tastes just like wine. Have you tried it?” (Bradbury 23). Clarisse being how she is, being ‘weird’, she makes people think. She makes them think about how weird she is, thy become curious as to wat she does and why she does it. It only takes one seed to start a forest, Clarisse is a seed of …show more content…

In Fahrenheit 451 people have their parlor walls yelling things at them, entertaining them for hours. “Will you turn the parlor off?’ ‘That’s my family.” Mildred along with many other TV wall owners consider the people on them ‘family’ (Bradbury 49). The people on the walls feed them information about life, and just random bits of things to be entertaining. They don’t want to think about the story behind the people in the walls, they just want to listen to them tell it. “Couldn’t you get the shows in your own parlor?” Mildred went to a friend’s house just to do what she could do at home and sit with other people (Bradbury 50). People in Fahrenheit 451 do what they are taught, they don’t want to try anything different. They don’t think any different from each other, they all are driven for the same

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