He was not in the wrong for doing so because he knew someone was going to die. It would either be Faber, after Beatty tracked him down, or it would be Beatty. This fear impacted Montag because he knew he was in trouble when Beatty stopped the Salamander in front of his house to burn what Beatty refers to as Montag’s new problems. In their society, if people were caught with books in their houses, their houses were burned. This fear is similar to what Malala felt in I Am Malala.
Consequently, Captain Beatty only used the quote to confuse Montag and convince him that his pursuit of bringing back writing was a lost cause. The allusion relates to the book by showing Guy Montag that violence will not bring back books.
Books in our society (Fahrenheit 451) are illegal to own because they corrupt ones mind with fake and damaging knowledge. Montag was found with over twenty books in his house which means that he does no think like a normal person. A person who does not think like our society is considered dangerous to themselves and the ones around them, this is why I am prosecuting Guy Montag. Before Captain Beatty was murdered out of cold blood, he was the head fireman at his fire station. He was an honored, intelligent man that had done nothing wrong.
Beatty, a manipulative fire captain, seized an opportunity for power and did whatever he could to retain possession. In the book, Fahrenheit 451 written by Ray Bradbury, there was evidence that Beatty was persuading and terrorizing his fellow firemen and society because of the power in his hands. Although, he was educated by reading books, Beatty was not justified for hiding the truth about censorship because he kept society from thinking. He used his power for evil rather than good and sent fear throughout society. He is just as guilty as Montag because he read books as well and hid information that was very valid to the knowledge of the people of the society.
In society, the government has shown that books were not a priority to the people and their lives. So they banned books from being used. This affected their actions and feelings towards people and other things. But when Montag met Clarisse, it changed how he viewed the government and its actions. Throughout the whole book, it has shown that his feeling regarding books did change.
In Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, reading books is against society's rules. Montag starts to wonder what it is about books that society roles them to be forbidden.The fire station goes and burns down houses with books and the chief of the fire station is Beatty. Although Montag killed Beatty, he thought he was doing the right thing. Montag is justified killing Beatty because montag was trying to protect himself, and was also trying to protect Faber, and Beatty made Montag burn his own house down. Montag’s emotions could be clouding his judgement and the way he is processing everything, he may have been thinking irrationally.
He gets frustrated and takes out one of his books and reads a poem out of it. This leaves the women disturbed and they file a complaint against Montag. Beatty confuses Montag by placing forth the ocntradictions that great books have. He tries to explain that literature is a dangerous idea and deserves to be turned to ash. Suddenly the alarm (that rang to signal the whereabouts the house that needs to be incinerated) rang.
Guy Montag is another individual who goes against society to create his own tranquility. Instead of following society’s rules of burning books as a fireman, he secretly collects stolen books, “He carried the books into the backyard and hid them in the bushes near the alley fence” (Bradbury 98). Montag believes that books are of value, “Maybe the books can get us half out of the cave. They just might stop us from making the same damn insane mistakes” (Bradbury 70). He rejects the way society reject books by rebelling against society and becomes a fugitive, “Police Alert.
Although it is unknown whether Beatty would actually kill Montag or Faber, Montag did end up killing him, and because it was out of defense of himself, his property, and someone else’s life and property, Montag is justified in his actions. In the novel Fahrenheit 451 (F451), the government has banned books, but the government is not to blame as it started with the people. The average person did not have the slightest consideration of books, and the people that did were considered snobby and harmful to society because they became much more intelligent than the average person. During the book, our main character Montag is a firefighter, but instead of putting out fires, they create them. They
Montag begins to question everything he has ever known (Bradbury). He starts thinking and steals one book from one of the burning site (Bradbury 34). His Captain comes to know about it and warns him but he still keeps some books with him. Then his Captain makes him burn his house to ashes. He kills his Captain and a few firemen and runs away from the crime spot.