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When a person is trapped in a society that controls their behaviour, thoughts, and opinions they are unable to grasp the realization of their societies cruel nature. However, there is  always one person or a group of people who are capable of uncovering the truth of their society. In the novels Anthem by Ayn Rand, and Fahrenheit 451,by Ray Bradbury, the main characters of the novels were able to find the truth by, doing things that were banned by their societies and their governments. They rebel against society to gain knowledge or form ideas that are most likely banned by their governments. Thus proving that, when one seeks truth within a controlling society it leads to self-discovery because they end up finding ways to escape and if a person is mae to do something against their will they tend to rebel.        Montag a character from the novel Fahrenheit 451 is one example of a rebel against society . In the society that he lived in, any type of book, magazine, or reading material was banned. Some people similar to Montag decided break this rule and read this material. These people were considered enemies of society because the people who decide to embrace this material are just as harmful as the material itself because of “all the false promises, all the second-hand notions and time worn philosophies” that people had (Bradbury, 76). However, Montag became friends with a man named Faber, who in his younger days was an English professor. Montag knew that Faber was knowledgeable in literature, but he became his friend regardless because he became curious about the forbidden treasures that his society had banned. On the other hand Faber knew about the things that were in these forbidden reading materials, and he also believed that this society and the government was making a big mistake by banning books and all of the amazing ideas and information they held. Even though Faber was aware about the valuable information that would be lost if books got banned or burned he never spoke out or fight the decision made by the government. However, he lost one of the most valuable things in life “I’m one of the innocents who could have spoken up and out when no would listen to the “guilty,’ but I did not speak and thus became guilty myself” Now it’s too late” (Bradbury, 82)


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