Life Lessons In Fahrenieth 451 Essay

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Even though one may not realize it, all books have life lessons intertwined into the plot. Whether the lesson is simple or extraordinarily complex, there is always something one can get out of a book and can apply to their lives. Through Montag’s struggles, the readers learn the value of family, the irony of judging a book by its cover, and self-created thoughts and ideas. In the novel Fahrenheit 451, Bradbury includes many life lessons through the characters thoughts and decisions, which allow readers to understand the plot in a more detailed matter.
To begin with, Bradbury shows the importance of valuing your family by showing that Mildred has lack of communication due to the excess ...view middle of the document...

In the beginning, Montag burned books, along with the other firemen. He, along with the other characters makes the judgment that books are bad for you. Therefore, they were all judging books by their covers. As we get more into the story, Montag starts to look beyond the covers' of books. Once he does this, he finally realizes how wonderful a book can be and how much meaning they have to life. He understands they are very important for knowledge and success. At that point, Montag learns not to judge a book by its cover, but to truly look at the lessons that come out of books. In conclusion, "Don't judge a book by its cover," has a lot meaning because, it shows the troubles that Montag went through when he burned and judged books.
Lastly, Ray Bradbury stresses the indication that everyone should be able to have their own thoughts and ideas. In the novel, Beatty states, "If you don't want a house built, hide the nails and wood” (Bradbury 61). This quote sums up exactly what Bradbury is trying to teach the readers about self-expression. If this book needed to be summed up in a single quote, this one would take the cake. It makes complete sense as...

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