Fahrenheit 451

3. What three things does Faber say are missing from his society? Discuss whether you think these same three things are missing from today’s society.


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According to Faber, society needs quality of information, the leisure to digest it and the right to act on what they have processed from the first two. In this society books are burned, especially books with authentic and real information. People are distracted from thinking about anything meaningful by an endless barrage of vapid meaningless entertainment. Consequently, people don't have the knowledge or the motivation to enact change. If we look around today's Western world we can see stressed out people working for their money without having time for reflection. In many cases, education is seen as strictly a means to a job and money rather than fulfilling intellectual curiosity.