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Quote #7

"I don't know. We have everything we need to be happy, but we aren't happy. Something's missing. I looked around. The only thing I positively knew was gone was the books I'd burned in ten or twelve years. So I thought books might help." (2.127)

Do books allow for happiness, or threaten it? After all, they do challenge and confuse, as Beatty points out. Would books really help Montag through this crisis?

Quote #8

"Ten million men mobilized," Faber's voice whispered in his other ear. "But say one million. It's happier." (2.231)

If one million deployed soldiers is a happy thing, what does that tell you about violence in this world?

Quote #9

"We're used to that. We all made the right kind of mistakes, or we wouldn't be here. When we were separate individuals, all we had was rage." (3.316)

Do Granger and the other people still have rage now that they’ve banded together? What is the advantage in numbers? Are they any more effective than they would have been alone?

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