Fahrenheit 451: Are You Happy?

Clarisse asks Montag, “Are you happy?” (Bradbury 10). He immediately thinks “Of course I’m happy.” After contemplating this question further, he realizes that his answer may not be so simple.

How would you respond if someone asked you, “Are you happy?” How do you define happiness? What makes you happy in life? What impedes (or obstructs) your happiness? Is a state of happiness something you continually strive for?

Answer the poll below, and then post your response using your first name and last initial. Then read the responses posted by your peers. Reply to at least one other student, complimenting strong points, asking questions and building on ideas shared.

2 Responses to Fahrenheit 451: Are You Happy?

  1. James M says:

    Happiness is a sense of well being over yourself or something else. What makes me happy in life is when things are going right and there is nothing to complain about. When something goes wrong like I lose a sport game or I get a bad grade that impedes on my happiness, Yes I like to maintain a happy well being because my mind is a lot clearer when I am happy.

  2. Sasha Bastedo says:

    I would say I am relatively happy most of the time. I define happiness by a satisfaction with life. Things that make me happy are hanging out with friends and playing soccer. The obstruction of my happiness is caused by fights or getting a bad grade. I am always looking to be happy and will find anyway to avoid an unhappy state of mind.

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