Fahrenheit 451, originally a novel, depicts the time of censorship and large industrial development. In this futuristic American society, firefighters burnt books rather than extinguishing fires. The government banned books and depicted them to be useless, offensive and more severely, mind ruining. Moreover, the libraries disappeared and teachers did not teach students to think but rather to memorize and follow instructions. The protagonist, Guy Montag, who undoubtedly worked as a fire fighter later saw through the government’s suppression after talking with an unusual woman, Clarisse.
After the true face of the system is revealed, the dystopian protagonist begins his journey of self-discovery. Montag realizes that “a man was behind each one of the books. A man had to think them up… It took some man a lifetime maybe to put some of his thoughts down” (Bradbury 25), that by burning books, the government can change the history and alter the truth. Consequently, Montag cannot go on with his life after what he discovered. He goes to Faber, a retired English professor, who conspires with Montag to take down Beatty and the fire station with all its men.
Hold steady. Don't let the torrent of melancholy and drear philosophy drown our world" revealing that he believed that if people were allowed to read books, then there would be many problem and people would be unhappy, which is very ironic considering significant amounts of people are committing suicide everyday. (Bradbury 62) In Part II of Fahrenheit 451, Montag seeks Faber's help,a retired English teacher, and Montag want to get his bible reprinted. As Faber and Montag are talking Faber tells Montag, "Those who don't build must burn. It's as old as history and juvenile delinquents" meaning that those who cannot contribute to society are the ones who feel the need to tear it down.
Even though, we know what is right from wrong in our century, in the book Fahrenheit 451, where the author Ray Bradbury kind of predicts what our lives we're going to be like. He foreshadowed what our society was going to be like. Also the technological advances that we would have. In this book towards the world starts to fall apart for the main character Montag. His fire chief makes him burn his own house down for having illegal books.
He ended up getting found and someone named Captain Beatty, told Montag to just burn the house down room by room and escape that way. Captain Beatty kept nagging Montag about why books were so important and why he wanted to have a stack so bad. Montag, getting mad, flips the switch on his flame thrower and ends up burning Beatty. Once Montag was gone from the city, he tried to be a better person and escape the man he used to be. Montag, at the end, does believe he is a better character and believes he is very different than what he used to be.
Cathedrals would become the next section of the show, drawing the attention of both men as they watched and listened. They would speak about the buildings, the narrator trying as much as he could to describe the architecture from the spires to the buttresses, and even though he would deny his ability to properly explain, Robert was not bothered. Instead, the blind man would opt for another solution that would deter the narrators’ way of thinking to something both men could feel. Asking for the narrator to grab heavy paper and something to write with, the two would begin to draw the cathedrals neither could truly see. As the paper became marked with windows and arches and buttresses the narrator would begin to feel something that was “like nothing else in (my) life up to now” when he closed his eyes.
When your brother or sister hits you, you automatically want to hit them back harder or get revenge, right? Elie Wiesel chooses to do the opposite in the story “The Watch.” Elie Wiesel lived in a small religious town, then he was sent to Auschwitz. After being in Auschwitz he was sent to Buchenwald, for his religion. After the war he lived in France, then he moved to the U.S and became a teacher at Boston University. Before the war he buried his watch in his yard and after the war he went back to his old house and unburied his watch.
Ray Bradbury states in his novel Fahrenheit 451, that Montag is a fireman. He burns any books seen around in his community. He hates to see anybody using books. Montag eventually stopped burning books .He realized that burning books was wrong and immoral. On the other hand, Beatty and Faber are static characters, although they have different perspectives about the books, but their ideas are completely remain constant throughout the story.
However, Montage must face his final challenge and run for his life to protect the memory of the books he has read so that they can be shared with future generations. After escaping down the river, which washed clean Montage’s past life, the real world, one on the brink of war, catches up with him and erased with one bomb. This is the chance people like Montage had been waiting for to set the world back into balance. “We're going to meet a lot of lonely people in the next week and the next month and the next year. And when they ask us what we're doing, you can say, we’re remembering.
The world of Fahrenheit 451 is a world devoid of books. In this world the protagonist Montag is a fireman, but in this world he burn houses insteads of putting them out, he goes against his government and occupation to steal a book from a burning house. To most effectively convey his message, Bradbury uses symbolism and irony to shape the theme that Knowledge can both be joyful and painful. The symbolism helps to shape the theme is Fahrenheit 451. In the book on page 67 it says “The sand and the sieve”.
“Didn’t firemen prevent fires rather than start them up and get the going?” Guy Montag, the protagonist of the story Fahrenheit 451 asks fire chief Beatty. If firemen prevent fires today, what do they do in Fahrenheit 451’s society. This book is about a dystopian society, with a very different, but strangely similar, world to ours. Guy Montag is a fireman. A fireman that starts fires to burn books.
Fahrenheit Book Burner In the book Fahrenheit 451 firemen burn houses instead of putting fires out ,and the author Rad Bradbury includes how technology is “Taking over the Economy”. Firemen are the policemen of the future world ,and some humans have made mistakes by hiding books. The author reveals throughout the novel how montag goes through transformation and how he changes. Guy Montag has never questioned his job before he ever met Clarisse McClellan. For instance Guy Montag is confronted with a thought in mind of how he does not understand the whole truth about books.
Fahrenheit 451, a novel written by Ray Bradbury, is set in a fictional dystopian world of the future. The main character in the story, Guy Montag, is a respected fireman. However, in this era, firemen are government workers who start fires and burn banned books, instead of putting fires out, destroying years maybe decades worth of knowledge. Guy Montag’s society restricts the access of books to the public, limiting their understanding of ideas, thoughts, and emotions. In this novel, people labeled as misfits and outcasts are those who read and think.
She uses the “family” to escape her own problems and immerse herself in another world where everything is better. She turns on Montag and turns him in to Beatty, Captain Beatty is the fire captain of Montag’s fire company. He has an extensive knowledge of books, despite the fact that he is the leader of a troop of men who burn them. He manipulates Montag with this knowledge. Quoting books constantly to spite him.
The government was working so hard to get rid of books that just a few people couldn’t bring them back. Faber explains to Montag that he doesn’t want to get involved by claiming ”I can sit comfortably home, warming my frightened bones, and hear and analyse the firemen 's world, find its weaknesses, without danger. I 'm the Queen Bee, safe in the hive” -Bradbury pg 88. The ultimate boon in Fahrenheit 451 alternatively and more commonly called the climax is when Montag is taken to burn his own house by Beatty. Montag, as angry as can be, turns and burns Beatty.