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An Army of Mindless Drones

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Published on Jul 13, 2012

In which Hank discusses his feelings after the first parts of Fahrenheit 451, argues with John, and takes a bite out of a banana.

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I worry that, since Ray Bradbury appears to think that all humanity can be stripped of people, that some people will assume that all humanity /has/ been stripped from people. In my discussions with people of all sorts, I have not found that to be even a little bit possible, no matter how much mindless entertainment they consume, or how averse they are to the idea of deep thinking.

I worry about the implications of dehumanizing an entire society. I also think that, as a SciFi novel, the culture itself isn't very well sketched out, but it is quite a short book, and maybe I should save that discussion for next time.


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Comments • 1,590

MrSome1ne
"Clarisse Mcclellan is me. Clarisse Mcclellan is Ray Bradbury. The young boy who fell in love with life. And Clarisse is the essence of life, and the essence of love." - Ray Bradbury. I think Ray Bradbury would've fitted into Nerdfighteria quite well.
ethanabelar
I've always though that it's weird that us, as Americans, have this tradition of every November, we mash up a ton of foods into a sort of mush and stuff it up a turkey's asshole... We're strange...
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Cyclonus5
Biting the banana was the most iconic Hank moment ever.
Sarah Stanley
I have to say that I love that Hank starts out saying he doesn't want to analyze literature, because it ruins the experience of the book, and then he does a really deep and thoughtful analysis of Fahrenheit 451. I think it's a common misconception that the analysis of literature has to involve an exposing of the wires type thing; but in my experience the interesting questions always involve 1. how does this (insert noun type) affect the story and 2. what does that say about the intended audience; not what is the author's intent or how do we categorize this specific trope/symbol within the context of all tropes and symbols. Those last two can be useful, but they are the most basic boring questions that can be asked/answered about literature.
Vaughn Oosthuizen
2:17 wut
BrendinoBoy
So nobody's gonna mention the banana?
Decium
Fun fact: "Montag" means Monday in german
Gilgamesh Smith
As always I prefer your brother's analysis than yours.
credit2team
anyone who says "there are no mindless drones" have never met fox news viewers or gone to a republican convention 
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Jadduck
Why is it only me that finds stuff like this in videos 1:08 (saliva meteor)  :/
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