Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury Essay

1050 Words Dec 7th, 2015 5 Pages
Knowledge is Power Nowadays it seems as if many people are taking their educations for granted. They no longer realize that knowledge is power and what they can be capable of accomplishing if they apply the knowledge they have obtained to everyday life. Knowledge is power, and without it we as a human race will decompose until we are nothing. The novel “Fahrenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury, demonstrates how knowledge is power by showing why you need knowledge, knowledge vs. ignorance and what would happen without it. It is extremely important to obtain knowledge and know facts. Knowledge is important because it can help you learn better; help you solve problems faster and more efficiently; and help you to understand yourself better and find a way to truly be happy. The novel, Fahrenheit 451 demonstrates why knowledge is important. In the story, it is illegal to own and read books. People use technology for everything and do not know facts. In the novel, Montag, the main character says, "We have everything we need to be happy, but we aren 't happy. Something 's missing. I looked around. The only thing I positively knew was gone was the books I 'd burned in ten or twelve years. So I thought books might help" (Bradbury). In this quote, Guy Montag talks of the books he burned over the years. He realizes that the books could help him become happy with the knowledge they contained. The more Montag learned about books the more he began to understand himself. At the beginning of the…

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