Few writers, if any, have captured the full breadth of human emotion like the British playwright and poet William Shakespea...
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...measure of any great society is its ability not only to rebuild from the ashes of catastrophe but also to learn from the errors that led to disaster. The ultimate lesson of Fahrenheit 451 is that to ignore reality is to suffer its consequences. The Americans in the book are doomed because they collectively shun both reason and passion. They shun reason because it requires the exertion of oneself to arduous thought, and they shun passion because emotions create the possibility of feeling disappointment along with triumph. To overcome their current circumstances and to prove America's greatness, the survivors will have to devote themselves to bridging the connection between their minds and their hearts in order to make each of them worthy of Shakespeare's declaration, "the elements so mixed in him that Nature might stand up and say to all the world, 'This was a man!"
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