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by Ray Bradbury

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What are quotes that have examples of conflict in Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury?

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Man vs. Self: At the beginning of the novel, Montag has an insightful conversation with Clarisse, who makes him question his life and happiness. After speaking with Clarisse, Montag discovers that his life is essentially meaningless, and he is not emotionally fulfilled in any way, shape, or form. That night, Montag contemplates his existence and realizes that he is genuinely unhappy, which motivates him to dramatically alter the trajectory of his life. Bradbury writes,

He felt his smile slide away, melt, fold over, and down on itself like a tallow skin, like the stuff of a fantastic candle burning too long and now collapsing and now blown out. Darkness. He was not happy. He was not happy. He said the words to himself. He recognized this as the true state of affairs. He wore his happiness like a mask and the girl had run off across the lawn with the mask and there was no way of going to knock on her door and ask for it back (5).

Man vs. Society : Throughout the novel, Montag and other...

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