Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury Essay

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Fahrenheit 451
Is equality truly as incredible as it is made out to be? The issue of equality is an issue faced by human beings in every state, in every country, on every continent on planet earth. It is also an issue faced in the novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. The issue with equality is that there is no way to truly reach it without handicapping the extraordinary. Also, equality tends to promote mass culture, which is extremely detrimental to progress. Because of this and the examples provided in the novel, it can be determined that when mass culture governs a society, it will lead to the degradation of said society through the destruction of philosophy, deprivation from originality, and the need to please everyone.
Primarily, mass culture can almost completely wipe out philosophy when left unchecked, and it can be argued that this is currently happening in America today. These days, philosophical thinking, although not directly discouraged, is in no way supported because of the seemingly trivial nature of philosophy. Because philosophy does not directly improve economic activity and cannot make any measurable change, it is seen as a waste of time and a skill for those who cannot do real work; however, the value of philosophy isn’t found in its workload, it is found in the fact that it forces man to look himself in the mirror and assess all that he is, has done, and will do. Some might say that this type of thinking, in many cases, leaves people in a state of…

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