Bell 5 2/8/09
Fahrenheit 451 analytical response
Fahrenheit 451 is all about the thinking, learning, and processing information as a citizen. In high school, you didn’t want to read, think or process because it was not fun if it didn’t involve a subject that you didn’t like or were able to relate to, such as your favorite sport or hobby. In school, most, but not all of the discussions are based upon what teenage students think are boring, therefore some choose to not pay attention and most do not want to read, think or process any ideas about those subjects.
In our society, we want to think less and simply enjoy more. It’s part of human nature to have a good time and people want to be happy and not be sad or stressed out. In our culture, most people would rather hang out with friends than do homework because friends can sometimes teach us more in life than a homework assignment can and they enjoy being with people they know rather than completing something that may or may not be helpful later in life.
Sometimes enjoying more than thinking can be bad, and at other times it isn’t. Simply enjoying more than thinking can be bad if you do it too much. If you were 21, and you went to a party with your friends and someone offered you an alcoholic drink which you accepted, this would be an example of enjoying the party and the atmosphere rather than thinking about the consequences of an alcoholic drink and the possible results of having more, like getting caught for DUI. At other times, enjoying more than thinking can be a good thing. When you have no homework, chores, or anything that has to be done, you just want to lay back, relax, and enjoy the free time and opportunity that you have.
We don’t want to think of things of high school. When teenagers hear anything that has the word “school” in it, they think it has to do with learning and putting some thought into an answer. We want to stay away from school as much as...