“Fahrenheit 451”: letter to Beatty from Man Montag.Dear Beatty,
You have frustrated me with your lack of knowledge. You are trying to persuade me into resembling you. You believe everyone ought to be the very same. Do you really think this makes us pleased? Unity doesn’t come from uniformity; unity originates from diversity. Individuals’s skills and ideas require to come together to make a delighted society. If everybody is the very same, life is just dull. I don’t comprehend what you view as incorrect with books. I believe you yourself have been deceived into believing something I’m uncertain even you think. When we went into the lady’s attic with all the books, she declined to leave her books.
She was scorched alive. How can you not feel psychological about that? An individual, a human, has passed away. An individual has thought in something so highly that she died for it. A strong belief like that can not be sold for a life of what you call joy. I do not even believe you know why you are living. You yourself have been brainwashed. Do you even know why you burn books? It does not make anyone better. The only reason it triggers dispute is due to the fact that individuals are being trained to be so ignorant that they will not comprehend any type of intricate concepts in a book. And besides, what’s so bad about some dispute?
Life needs dispute. You can not attempt to live without it. When I see a book, I see flexibility. I see a chance for individuals to believe, feel, and discover. Do what you desire with a book. It is your secret to liberty. There is no factor to live without liberty. Flexibility is what makes us human, and books are what make flexibility. The thing is, as firefighters, we are not assisting anyone. You say we’re making a happier world. You might think we are. Some people might believe we are. But all that matters in the end is if we truly understand that we are. Look deep inside your heart if you have one and ask yourself this simple concern.
Are you truly making a better world? Best Regards, Man Montag Bibliography: Berger, Melvin. Censorship. New York: Franklin Watts, 1982. “Censorship Is Vital To an Open Society”. Censorship. Bradley Steffens, Ed. Opposing Viewpoints Digests ® Series. Greenhaven Press, 2001. “Censorship Is Unconstitutional”. Censorship. Bradley Steffens, Ed. Opposing Viewpoints Absorbs ® Series. Greenhaven Press, 2001. Taylor, Charles. “Censorship Is Not an Efficient Method to Safeguard Children”. Andrea C. Nakaya, Ed. Opposing Perspectives ® Series. Greenhaven Press, 2005.