Beatty And Fahrenheit 451 Comparison

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“‘They took him screaming off to the asylum. ‘He wasn’t insane.’ Beatty arranged his card quietly. “ Any man is insane who thinks he can fool the government and us.’” (Bradbury,31) Guy Montag and Captain Beatty are both characters from the book, Fahrenheit 451. These characters have very different personalities that causes them to bump heads throughout the book. Even though these two are quite opposite, they share similar traits that contribute to the theme. The theme of Fahrenheit 451 is expressing why knowledge is better than ignorance. Guy and Beatty contribute to the theme because these two characters represent knowledge and ignorance respectively. Montag is the representation of knowledge by accepting new information in his life, while Beatty is ignorance because he chooses to ignore it and push it away. The similarities and differences of these two characters is very essential to the story, Fahrenheit 451. Guy Montag, the symbol of knowledge; Embracing the new information that is given in his life from books. “Why doesn’t someone want to talk about it. We’ve started and won two atomic wars since 2022.” (Bradbury, 69) Montag is questioning why people are keeping the silence…show more content…
“The fire-house, our work? I mean, well, once upon a time…” “ Once upon a time!.” Beatty said “What kind of talk is that?”” (Bradbury,31) Montag and Beatty both have read books, however they take the text in different ways. Montag takes the information from books and embraces it. While Beatty takes the text and disgraces it. This is the representation of why knowledge is better than ignorance. Wanting to learn so much more information is what makes a person grow in their character while ignorance makes a person stationary and have no purpose. Similarities and Differences of Beatty and Montag and Ignorance and Knowledge is what shapes Fahrenheit 451 into the classic story it
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