The picture from The Economic Times and the story Fahrenheit 410 both include the dystopian element of restricted thought and creates the idea that being educated leads to conflicting beliefs which will cause change and people fear change. In the picture there is a cat that is bravely facing the aggressive dog. The cat being educated about the leash now understands that he doesn’t have to avoid the dog; he can walk straight up to the dog without danger. The action is a change in the cats decisions because of the knowledge he applied. Instead of acknowledging the other view of the situation people often are too nervous to look. In the book when Clarisse and Guy meet she tells him she’s not afraid of him while most people would be. She then goes to explain that he’s “just a man, after all.” (5) Clarisse views him from a different perspective based on her thoughts. She has a conflicting view from everyone else and it makes people uncomfortable. Guy continues to talk to Clarisse and starts changing his perspective, becoming a minority in society. When he witnesses a woman burning herself with her books he is changed. He strengthens his thoughts and realizes the importance of books and feels awful about the situation. When he expresses this Mildred says, “She was simpleminded.” (48) “Simpleminded” means lacking intelligence. Mildred views the woman as stupid because she agrees with everyone else about books. Guy saw the importance of the education and his new perspective and wants change. In the picture you could also view the dog as not mean but poorly treated. One could assume that the dog is trapped and barking for help rather than at the cat. However since this is an advertisement the agency wants you to assume what everyone else thinks. If you know more about dogs behaviors then it might be a different picture to you. That is an example of how the idea of different beliefs connects to modern society. Everyone is still stuck in the loop of settling for the majority’s standards for knowledge. People still are scared of different perspectives and don’t want to face change. Bradbury is warning our society that if people don’t gain new knowledge and understand perspectives then everyone will become brainwashed.