Think For Yourself In Fahrenheit 451

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In the novel, Fahrenheit 451, the theme 'think for yourself' is appropriate; characters thought and should of thought for themself. First, the woman who burnt herself is an example of thinking for herself. Second, the wife of the main character should think for herself when it comes to her 'family'. Finally, the main character thinks for himself when showing his secret. So, there are many examples of not thinking for yourself and thinking for youself in this novel. In the novel the main character is Guy Montag and his wife Mildred Montag, and Mildred is the one who should be thinking for herself. She is letting the government get to her head, and everything they say she believes. Even though she is married to Montag, she thinks that the "parlor walls are her family" (Bradbury 49). Montag is her family, but she doesn't consider him as much as a family compaired to the parlor walls. Another example that Mildred should start thinking for herself is she pulled the alarm on her own husband, Montag. Montag did something against the law and Mildred didn't want to get into trouble so as a result of it, "she pulled the alarm" (Bradbury 115). She lost her husband because she listened to the…show more content…
Unlike Mildred he likes books. In the novel Fahrenheit 451 Montag is a firemen, and while on his job he likes to take a book, every single time. He hates keeping secrets from his wife, so one night " he reached up and pulled back the grille of the air conditioning system and reached and took out a book. He reached back again and kept pulling out books" (Bradbury 65). Montag thought for himself when he decided to show his wife the books, knowing there was a good chance she would "pull" the alarm on him. Faber is a good friend of Montag. "The phone on teh far end of the line called Faber's house" (Bradbury 15). If the fellow firemen knew that he called Faber, they would all be disapointed with him. So Montag thought for himself when he called

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