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Fahrenheit 451

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Knowledge and Ignorance

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Wisdom and knowledge versus ignorance and intellectual numbing thematically relevant in Fahrenheit 451.

Which is an accurate statement about this theme?

A

Knowledge can cause disharmony and conflict and yet, knowledge of the past, which is recorded in books, can prevent human beings from repeating their mistakes in the present and future.

B

Being ignorant is portrayed as preferable to possessing insight; in the text ignorant characters fare far better than wise ones do.

C

Wisdom is revered in Fahrenheit 451's futuristic culture and accordingly, elders are very much respected because of their life experience.

D

Mildred undergoes a transformation from an intellectually empty character to a fully-realized, emotionally dynamic character.

E

For the most part, women in the book are depicted as erudite and knowledgeable while men, on the other hand, are portrayed as obtuse and dense.