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Albert Schweitzer In 'Fahrenheit 451'

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Albert Schweitzer Albert Schweitzer touchingly wrote, “At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” By understanding Albert Schweitzer’s background as a talented writer, the reader can appreciate Ray Bradbury’s decisions to include them in Fahrenheit 451. The birth of Albert Schweitzer was in Kayserberg, Germany on January 14, 1875. He was acknowledged as an important person in the studies of theology, when he wrote The Quest of the Historical Jesus (“Albert Schweitzer” 3). The child and grandchild of pastors, Schweitzer learned religion and logic at the colleges of Strasbourg, Paris (“Albert Schweitzer born”…show more content…
Montag is concerned and calls for help. Help arrives and takes care of Mildred. When the help is about to leave, Montag asks “First, why don’t you tell me if she’ll be all right?” (Bradbury 13). In Fahrenheit 451, when Montag realizes that Clarisse has disappeared, a dis-ease begins to develop within him. In the book, the author states “...at first he did not even know he missed her….”. Montag cares about his disappeared friend. Albert Schweitzer cared about others just as Montag was (Bradbury 29). As read in Fahrenheit 451, shortly after being forced to burn down his own house, Montag gets struck in the head by Captain Beatty. Montag was receiving orders from a friend, Faber, through an earpiece, which fell out of his head from the strike to his head. Captain Beatty picks up the earpiece and threatens to trace it back to Montag’s friend. Without hesitation, Montag flips the switch on the flamethrower he is currently holding and burns Beatty to death. Montag showed so much affection towards his friend, Faber, that he went to great lengths to protect him just as Albert Schweitzer went to extraordinary lengths to protect others around him (Bradbury 112). Albert Schweitzer showed interest in and helped others. In Fahrenheit 451, the author states “And Mildred… Get out! Run!”. Montag still expressed care for Mildred as she was in the radius of a live bomb. Guy Montag called out her name as the first bomb went off (Bradbury 152). This shows the connection between Albert Schweitzer and Montag and how they both express care for others around
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