People don't care about others and violence is accepted. The government allows all kinds of violence, from playing chicken to running over dogs and cats. After Montag asks her why she's never in school and she explains, Clarisse says, "Sometimes I'm ancient. I'm afraid of children my own age. They kill each other." .... "Six of my friends have been shot in the last year alone. Ten of them died in car wrecks. I'm afraid of them and they don't like me because I'm afraid." (Pg. 34). Here one can see that violence is accepted since children a...
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...the people go to their doors and windows through a television without them realizing it.
Aside from commercials and amateur mind control, the government does whatever they can to keep in control and keep the people scared of breaking the rules. After showing Montag their miniature television and turning on the news to watch the chase, Granger says, ""They're cracking, you threw them off at the river. They can't admit it."" .... "A voice cried, "there's Montag! The search is done." The innocent man stood bewildered, a cigarette burning in his hand." (Pg 150). This shows how desperate the government is to contain their control over the city by killing an innocent man to scare the population into following the laws instead of admitting defeat.
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