Essay On Individuality Vs Conformity
In this quote Clarisse and Montag are walking down the street and Clarisse is asking questions that tie into Montag’s beliefs and his personal life, she basically just trying to get to know him and what kind of person he is. Just like the rest of his society he tried to tell the woman that she was crazy for trying to die instead of getting rid of her books. ” (Page 48) This quote was a very important part of the book, this was quoted from the fire captain; Captain Beatty.He starts getting curious, and also very angry at the fact why nobody has ever wondered about those bomber planes flying “every second” of their lives. He seems very angry, and I believe this adds on to his quickly-changing personality. ” It was a plea, a cry so terrible that Montag found himself on his feet, the shocked inhabitants of the loud car staring, moving from this man with the insane, gorged face, the gibbering, dry mouth, the flapping book in his fist.(Page 80) This quote is kind of strange to me, from the context it seems like Montag is going crazy! (Page 32) This quote actually explained a lot about how people in Fahrenheit 451 considered life and death.He even went as far as “The people in the books never lived,” he said that because he tried discouraging her from taking her life for something he thought was “worthless. He drove forty miles an hour and they jailed him for two days.
That one night changed Montag and his perspective and changed how he would act later on in the book.
And yet conformity is not only a survival strategy for us but also something institutionally indoctrinated in our culture.
A century earlier, the great Danish writer and thinker Søren Kierkegaard (May 5, 1813–November 11, 1855), celebrated as the first true existentialist philosopher and an active proponent of the benefits of keeping a diary, contemplated this eternal tension between the individual and the crowd.
(Page 75) I really liked this quote because it showed an extremely different side of Montag, that we have never seen before.
He starts questioning and noticing things that he and everyone else really didn’t pay attention to.