How long is it since you were really bothered?

In Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, the protagonist, the firemen Guy Montag, reaches a turning point after realizing that his actions at work, earlier that day, contradict his inner convictions. In their living room, with multiple entertainment screens bombarding them.

Montag confesses this growing unease to his spouse, who refuses to consider his concerns. „Let me alone“, she says. „I didn’t do anything.“ Montag responds, „We need not to be alone. We need to be really bothered once in a while. How long is it since you were really bothered? About something important, about something real?“ (…)

Source: Introduction to „Censored 2013“


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