Beatty's Motives In Fahrenheit 451

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Beatty's motives were to protect himself from higher power, revealing that people will do almost anything to protect themselves or people they love. In the book Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, after driving to Montag’s house, Beatty asked him to burn it down. Some would say that this was Beatty’s challenging Montag or that Beatty was doing right and protecting himself. However if Beatty had not taken the calls and burned Montag's home down he would have had consequences for disobeying the rules. The government in the book had been brainwashing their citizens into believing books were bad for society and were constantly distracting them. Beatty had also tried protecting Montag, by warning him that he only had one day to burn the book.…show more content…
Montag on the other hand was responsible for taking the books and he knew if someone were to find, he would be in trouble with the government. Montag and Beatty were both firemen who knew that owning books would lead to their houses being burned and being placed in an asylum. Although we weren't sure what the consequences would be for letting Montag go, we can assume that they wouldn’t be lenient considering the consequences for owning a book. Martin Bormann was Adolf Hitler’s private secretary and Nazi party leader. If Martin were to disobey or not do something he was told, his punishments could threaten his life. Both Martin and Beatty were in situations where it is their life for someone…show more content…
Beatty and the rest of society had been grown up only remember that books were bad and owning then would be a disgrace. However there were some citizens in their society who disobey these rules which resulted in them getting ‘fixed’. After visiting Montag, Beatty had explained to him that they have lowered the kindergarten age year so they can catch just about every child and teach them at a young age. Lowering the kindergarten age, shows they different ways that the government tries to keep everyone from books keeping them from thinking for themselves. Beatty is just like the other citizens, he had been taught from a young age that books were bad and that is why he is doing his job now. Just like Beatty, Martin had learned that Jewish individuals were threats and bad for the society. So Martin was doing what he truly believed was right when joining the Nazi
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