Fahrenheit 451

Ray Bradbury
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15) Why are people so violent in Fahrenheit 451?

The amount of casual violence in the novel’s society shows how deeply unsatisfied people are with their lives, even when they trick themselves into believing they are happy. Clarisse tells Montag how many of her friends have been killed, either by shootings or joyriding cars. Violence is the only outlet people feel they have to express their anger, frustration, and unhappiness.