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The novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury is about a firefighter named Guy Montag who lives in a futuristic society where books have been banned by the government that fears of an independent-thinking society It is the job of firefighters to burn any books on sight After Montag meets Clarisse on his way home Clarisse challenges him by asking Are you happy Bradbury 10 This simple question causes Montags to change and causes everything that follows in the novel Montag grows increasingly dissatisfied with his life and starts to wonder if perhaps books arent so bad He relies on an old ex-professor named Faber that agrees to work with Montag against the government Faber says at one point Those who dont build burn What Faber is saying is similar to an old saying- If youre not part of the solution youre part of the problem This basically means that people who arent willing to help or contribute to a group or a society are the ones more likely to make it worse or bring it down which is what the whole society is doing for instance the many superficial relationships in the novel and other real life examplesThe novel has numerous examples of superficial relationships which goes along with what Faber said An example is Montag and his wife Mildred Mildred is just like everyone in this society instead of caring about Montag and loving him she goes along with society and doesnt realize that its making Montag not care about her anymore we can start seen this when Montag asks her when and where did they meet and Mildred didnt remember and says It doesnt matter Bradbury 43 this clearly shows that she has no interest in their relationship Also when the author writes And he remembered thinking then that if she died he was certain he wouldnt cry Bradbury 44 This quote means that Montag and Mildred didnt love each other like they
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