Inward Conformity In Ray Bradbury's The Awakening

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In Kate Chopin’s The Awakening (1899), protagonist Edna Pontellier is said to possess “that outward existence which conforms, the inward life that questions.” In the novel Fahrenheit 451, the main character Guy Montag outwardly conforms while questioning inwardly. Throughout the story Montag questions his concept of family, the use of technology, and the way the government is running his society. His outward conformity and inward questioning of his dystopian society contributes greatly to the significance of Ray Bradbury’s work. Bradbury’s novel tells the story of a “fireman” named Guy Montag who ironically starts fires, rather than putting them out. The society in which he lives is a dystopian society due to the fact that books are banned

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