Beatty makes it obvious to the reader that he has a plethora of knowledge about books and history. Beatty quotes many works to Montag; however, Beatty does not allow his conscience to blur his judgement on what is right and wrong. He uses his knowledge to prove to his men that books and wild ideas these authors produced are dangerous to society. Beatty is just one of the sparks that start the fire within Montag, and with each spark Montag emerges from the ashes to become a man who is thinking and acting on his beliefs. Beatty is burned to death, like a phoenix, which gives him a literal representation of the phoenix burning up in its own flames (Sisario 2).
However, Clarisse was the spark that grew the fire of knowledge in his heart. Then when he seen a woman rather be burned alive then to live without books the spark only grew. The final stage of his nonconformist reality was the stealing and reading of books. This bgain the very strong theme of Man vs Society. No longer was his brain like everyone else's, so no longer would he fit in.
As a fireman Montage’s job is to burn books, but Montage soon questions the reasons he is a fireman, which is shown when Montage meets clarisse because she is “odd” and unlike society in many ways it makes him start to think more like her and question why things are the way they are (Bradbury, 5). She asks Montage many questions about why he is a fireman and if what he believes he is doing is right which makes him wonder if firemen are the good guys at all or are they just a way to solve the differences in the world and make everyone alike. The fact that Clarisse is different from society makes Montage see the other perspective of life making him question the way he thinks. When Montage “burns and old lady with her books” this makes montage wonder what was so important about the books for a woman to kill herself over. This question haunted montage which made him do irrational things that are against the law like read books and steal them.
He often calls himself a coward because of his inability stand up for his own beliefs. (78) Faber also helps Montag on his run from the police. Faber lets Montag stay in his home and even gives him advice on how to find a group of men called the scholars who are on the run just like him (126). Faber realizes as he is helping Montag that he is finally doing what he should have done when he saw the world falling apart under the crush of technology, “I feel I’m doing what I should have done a lifetime ago,” (125). Faber is a crucial character because he helps Montag understand the importance of literature and how it affected them all when they forgot about
The purpose of this diary is to show a different woman from the one that is shown in the book and the impact of the rules of the state in a society in which people that do not say anything because of the oppression they feel. I choose to write a diary because I believe people thoughts ideas and feelings are essential to describe a society, so through Lenina’s intimate thoughts, the audience can have a different opinion of her. I also think that a diary is a way to freely express what we might not say out loud. I link my diary with the topic of social relationships because it shows how a government can affect its citizen’s life. A.F Dear Diary: Soma is an escape from this horrible world, it
“There’s no reason to change.” In Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, Captain Beatty, the Captain fireman said this quote, but Montag was able to prove him wrong by changing. Prior to this quote, the main character, Guy Montag is a fireman, and his job is to burn books at people’s houses because they are illegal in the society that they live in. He realizes that he is not truly happy with his life and with this society, so he decides to steal books and then read the hidden ones in his house. He becomes a fugitive in the society and has to run away, and eventually, the whole city gets bombed, and Montag is going to help rationalize and bring the ruinous society back to its feet the right way. Ray Bradbury uses the motif of contrasts to portray the theme that human beings are complicated and perplexing and that people are able to change in diverse approaches.
There are at least three features that are similar and different are laws, Education, and happiness. “Hello I am a firefighter in the book Fahrenheit 451 but I am a special kind of firefighter. We firefighters love to burn, we burn books for a living and we love to do it. The only reason we burn books is because it is forbidden. We all need to be equal, books make some people happy but not other people so we burn them so we don 't have to deal with people who are different.” In this society, they cant read books and if they do they get locked up in jail.
Another observation with regards to motifs is that fire constantly appears in the novel, and seems to be a dominant image and a symbol. It represents reconstruction and deconstruction. The fire is used by the firemen to burn books but in debt, they are burning knowledge and intellectualism. This representing the government 's control of knowledge to keep the public ignorant from the government 's actions. “It was a pleasure to burn.
The book tells the story of Guy Montag’s life in the strange world he lives in. In his world no one talks to one another, people are addicted to their uber-realistic reality shows and most important of all, books are banned. As technology advanced homes eventually became fireproof, which meant firemen would need a new job. The job that they are tasked with ends up being to burn any illegal books that are discovered to be possessed by any of the citizens of the country. The attempted suicide of Montag’s wife leads him to begin questioning the world in which he lives.
I quite enjoyed Fahrenheit 451. A 20th-century classic. The language features employed in it result in an interesting, if not slightly difficult read which provokes deep thought from the reader. Published in 1953, it describes a future American society where books are outlawed, and it is the role of ‘firemen’ to destroy any that are found. Montag, the protagonist, is a fireman and is happy however, after a conversation with the girl next door, he discovers he is completely discontented with how he has been living out his life, burning knowledge and encouraging stupefaction.