Individualism in Farenheit 451
Uploaded by anotherweezerfan on Mar 30, 2002
All great things that have been created by mankind have evolved from individuals who dare to think outside of the box. There are the regretful ideas from which we learn from and of course the great ideas in which humanity has developed. For us to grow and change, mankind needs a diversity of ideas and thoughts. Without individualism, how can we evolve?
Individualism creates uniqueness, different thoughts that some people think are strange and just wrong. All these ideas contribute to filling man with more knowledge and wisdom. We have learned the best ways to do tasks, about the earth and universe, almost everything we know, all from individuality. Take Hitler and his idea of the persecution of the “inferior race” for example. That was plainly a corrupt idea, but humanity grew stronger from this experience. We learned from that by being able to recognize evil early on and stop it, and it showed many that we are all equal no matter what race.
The theme that I picked from the book Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury is individualism. The way this corresponds with Fahrenheit 451 is that the people and the schools destroyed intellectualism, and uniqueness, because these qualities create different ideas. As Henry Ford said,” All Fords are exactly alike, but no two men are just alike. Every new life is a new thing under the sun; there has never been anything just like it before, never will be again. A young man ought to get that idea about himself; he should look for the single spark of individuality that makes him different from other folks, and develop that for all he is worth. Society and schools may try to iron it out of him; their tendency is to put it all in the same mold, but I say don't let that spark be lost; it is your only real claim to importance.”
The people in the book destroyed anything that had two sides to it, and imagination that other people just couldn’t believe. Throughout history, this has occurred for thousands of years, and especially when the bible and religions came around. This all led to controversy which made life and society unhappy and restless. Anything that had racism, they burned it. If a book had all woman in it, the males would feel envious, jealous and resentful, and so that too got burned. Bit by bit, people banned books and...