Storyboard -- Fahrenheit 451
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Citizens are expected to conform strictly to society’s expectations. individuality is seen as a bad thing.
Fire Station 451
"'Old Montag wanted to fly near the sun and now that he's burnt his damn wings, he wonders why?'" (pg. 113)
The society tends to dehumanize its citizens.
"' No. The same girl. McClellan. McClellan. Run over by a car. Four days ago. But I'm not sure. But I think she's dead. The family moved out anyway. I don't know. But I think she's dead.'" (pg. 47)
There is often an illusion of a perfect society to cover up what is really happening.
“'White people don’t feel good about Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Burn it. Someone’s written a book on tobacco and cancer of the lungs? The cigarette people are weeping? Burn the book. Serenity, Montag. Peace, Montag.'" (pg. 59)
Bradbury created this aspect of a dystopia by making any talk of books seem outrageous, as seen by the graphic. He emphasizes this fact by making the characters seem the same, so when someone reads barely a lick, it appears to be a big issue among the characters.
For this characteristic, the society created by Bradbury dehumanized its citizens using technology. After Clarisse's death, Mildred just talks openly about how a young woman was driven over and killed and acts like it is nothing when in reality, no matter who it was, a normal human would've felt some level of remorse.
In this part, Beatty is in Montag's house explaining why and how book burning began, all while Montag has hidden a book behind the pillow. This scene illustrates a perfect illusion because although the government says they are burning books to make everyone equal, they are only doing it so the citizens won't get ideas against the government.
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