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The society of Fahrenheit 451 is in simple terms, dumb. Due to the uprising of technology and the disregard of books in order to be happy, no one is actually thinking for themselves anymore because technology does everything for them. Captain Beatty states that society did this to themselves, "'Technology, mass exploitation, and minority pressure carried the trick, thank God. Today, thanks to them, you can stay happy all the time...'" (Bradbury 55). Society is blinded by their wants and in return, society as a whole is not progressing and more so slowing down.

If Montag ends up successful in his rebellion, he will be able to change the current dumb-minded society into a free-thinking one. This new found society that is fond of books will learn how to think and accept opinions and ideas they never considered before. Captain Beatty compares this idea to a weapon, "'So! A book is a loaded gun in the house next door. Burn it. Take the shot from the weapon. Breach man's mind. Who knows who might be the target of the well-read man?'" (Bradbury 56). There's no doubt the usage of technology won't falter but now people themselves can be more acknowledged and smart, sure they won't be 'happy' but no one is ever entirely happy.

The main things activists did to rebel was protest and march in Washington (and other areas) in order to inform Congress of their demands. One good example is the 504 sit-ins where sit-ins in HEW offices occurred across the U.S. to push this forward.

People with disabilities began to gain more rights and freedoms which in comparison to the 1800s was great because they were treated like non-humans. They gained equal access to public services with the normal citizen and also laws prohibiting disability discrimination. Unfortunately, this discrimination still goes on today.

To rebel against the society Montag lives in, he begins reading books and he reads them to other people with the ultimate plan for society to use books again by putting books in firemen's houses so they must burn their own homes down. As put in the text, "'To see the firehouses burn across the land, destroyed as hotbeds of treason. The salamander devours his tail! Ho, God!'" (Bradbury 82). In a unjust society, the 3 all have some form of rebelling whether it's reading books or merely just questioning the society they live in. The reader will be able to realize this effort and change they are willing to make, more so between Montag and Faber with their goal for society to use books. Example of this effort they want to put in is demonstrated as, "'And number three: the right to carry out actions based on what we learn from the interaction of the first two. And I hardly think a very old man and a fireman turned sour could do much this late in the game....'" (Bradbury 81).

The Disability Rights Movement was a global movement that urged for equal rights to all people with disabilities (focused on U.S.). The main reason for this is because, "Persons with disabilities experience ableism, stigma and discrimination in all facets of life, which affects their physical and mental health" (who.int Disability). This movement's peak came from the Civil Rights Movement but people with disabilities had been experiencing this treatment way before the movement. With a protest emerged the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 which led to the equal access to public services and school (Education for All Handicapped Children Act) just like any ordinary citizen. Regulations with what was considered disability discrimination began to falter but activists would march to push these regulations forward and led to the enactment of the Section 504 regulations (also known as the 504 sit-ins). Later on, ADA was enforced which was made to prevent disability discrimination in the work place and public services. The movement is still on going today for people with disabilities still suffer stereotypes put out but advocates are preaching and bringing attention to these issues.

1. In Fahrenheit 451 in order to rebel for the sake of books, Clarisse questioned Montag's nature which in turn made him read books to protest against society and then the plan to make them accessible with the works of Faber. For the Disability Rights Movement, activists protested and marched to gain the government's awareness of the discrimination and social barriers people with disabilities deal with. 2. If there was no rebelling being done, no progress would be made and society would become a mush of problematic ideas. Rebelling allows for change to begin and be made aware of.