A copy of the Declaration of Independence
The Works of William Shakespeare
A book of poetry
Stories from the days before books were banned.
Quotations from literature.
The slogans of the state.
The information given over the parlor walls.
Bribes him with money.
Appeals to his sense of responsibility
Starts destroying pages from the book he brought with him
Threatens to turn him in to the firemen if he does not agree to help.
They only want to watch TV
He doesn't like their reasons for voting in the last election.
They treat death and war as something unimportant.
None of them stayed to listen to his poem.