A curious mind is a questioning mind – This conversation in the article written on “The Power of Curiosity” explains a complicated question, “What is it that really drives our curiosity?” People are always trying to find the answers to questions that they are incapable of answering, which drives the curiosity in us insane. Curiosity has a variety of “flavors” that are not created by the same things. Mario Livio explains that “Curiosity we feel when something surprises us or when something doesn’t quite agree with what we know or think we know.” This is a troublesome place for most people. It drives people to do almost anything to find out the information in order to complete the curiosity in their mind. This article and the story “Fahrenheit 451” corresponds to the dystopian element of censorship.
Can peer pressure be mobilized to change behavior for the better? This article written on Herd Mentality is a serious relation to the book Fahrenheit 451. The author of this article Tina Rosenberg contends “peer pressure can also be a positive force through what she calls the social cure, in which organizations and officials use the power of group dynamics to help individuals improve their lives and possibly the world.” In both the article and the book, herd mentality is considered a positive role in how the world is shaped. In the story when Beatty is talking to Montag he says, “We must all be alike… each man the image of every other; then all are happy.”(55) Beatty is expressing that everyone is made equal which makes life easier. As expressed in Fahrenheit 451, the use of books in this period is considered a blockade to living an easier and more carefree life. If not every person is created equally, the world will be unsettled and out of order. In conclusion, this article expresses the idea of herd mentality and it’s important factors to how life should be lived, like shown in the story.