He is 30 and married to his wife Mildred that is only with him because of his money and talent. He works for the fire department and scorches books for a living to keep knowledge out of people’s heads with a slight twist. The world sees him as a generally afraid person that is very insecure about what he does that Montag is a rebel that does not abide by the rules and does not do what he is told. Montag shows rebellion when he says “Didn't firemen prevent fires rather than stoke them up and get them going” (Bradbury, 5). In this quote, he realizes that what he does for a living is wrong and he should change his ways and do what a fireman is supposed to do.
While these things are related to books, they should be in our life as well. When one thinks of leisure they may think of a pastime such as taking a walk, go fishing, or go to a museum. When Faber points out leisure he does not mean free time, he means analyzing and taking in what’s going on in our lives. It’s important to do this because we should learn from the things in our lives. When we are constantly distracted by work, stress, social media, and the demands of everyday, we miss the
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury is about a dystopian society and how in their society books are neglected and burned. How he conveys these emotions or moment in the book by using lines from other books called allusions. Allusions are used to express how people feel in the moment of the book. Authors use allusions because it makes it easier for people to connect to the book and you get the sense of what is happening in the book. Bradbury uses it in Fahrenheit 451 because the book is complex and harder to understand so he uses allusions for the reader to get a better understanding of what is going on and what the situation is.
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.
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.
Ironically, instead of putting out the fire firefighters begin fires; however, this happens to be Montag’s occupation. In Ray Bradbury’s novel Fahrenheit 451, Guy Montag, consecrates societal expectations but is taught to overcome them and change what he believes is the right. As he is consumed in the ideology of society, Montag concludes setting a blaze to books is justifiable to appease to the law and maintain equilibrium. He sought a “pleasure to burn” the novels, observing them blacken is what he enjoys but moreso he enjoys the feeling of justice after burning books (Bradbury 3). Over the years, society implanted this idea into Montag's head telling him it is laudable.
Montag has been stealing books, and Faber has been teaching him about them. He learns that books reveal the bad parts of life, which is why many people hate them and decide not to read. However, Faber teaches Montag that books have quality in them and that people need to sit down once in a while and think. To make people learn more about this, they decide to come up with a plan. It involves putting books into firemen’s homes so that they would get burnt along with all the firehouses.
For the most part, they burn books, but sometimes burn anything they really see. In the city that Montag lives, books are illegal to have and you will get put in jail or sometimes even worse. Montag nor his wife, Mildred, enjoys nature or books and are very negative people. Throughout the book, Montag changes and becomes a different person. In the beginning, Montag
Clarisse is like the chains breaking off of Montag or the prisoner, kept in the shadow. The allegory of the cave helps the reader understand that Clarisse was the enlightenment for Guy Montag. Throughout the entire story, Montag, and all of the other citizens were under the image that books were a bad thing, and firefighter had to light them up. Captain Beatty explains “...here was no longer need of firemen for the old purposes. They were given the new job, as custodians of our peace of mind, the focus of our understandable and rightful dread of being inferior; official censors, judges, and executors.
Imagine a world where firemen start fires instead of putting them out. Fahrenheit 451 is set in a utopian, or dystopian to us, society, where books are burned and people rarely have real social interaction. Although Fahrenheit 451 seems nowhere close to our society, we are both alike and different to their world. The freedom of information is both very different and somewhat alike. In Fahrenheit 451, information is restricted, and people are given so many useless “‘facts’ they feel stuffed, but absolutely ‘brilliant’ with information”(pg 58).
In the novel, Fahrenheit 451, written by Ray Bradbury, a story is told about a man named Guy Montag, a fireman who burns books in a society where books are illegal and everyone is trying to be happy in the wrong ways. Montag ends up questioning the ordinary and discovers that books are the answer, not the curse, so he escapes society to start all over. Through Montag’s experiences and influences, he learns that there is more to the strange life he is living, which changes his character. “It was a pleasure to burn” (Bradbury 1); says Guy Montag. Montag is content with his way of living.
Censorship of literature has always been a powerful means of manipulating society by limiting what the people are exposed to. This has been used as a way to suppress free thinking and new ideas, that could cause a shift in power in the society. The censorship of literature has been used by the powerful members of society forever, because of this societies fear the idea of their governments hiding information from the public. In Americus, a small town in Oklahoma is divided over a new teenager book series that some feel the series should be banned from the library. In contrast in Fahrenheit 451, a curious fireman indulges in a banded book, which enlightens him to a new outlook on life.
“Ecclesiastes contains the story of a man’s search for happiness. His writing often speaks of those things ‘under the sun,’ which are earthly things that do not bring lasting happiness or joy” (Valletta, Thomas). The Ecclesiastes from the Old Testament relates to the book Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. Montag, the main character in the novel, discovers that he is unhappy with his life as a fireman when he meets a girl named Clarisse. He becomes very interested in the world around him and begins to question why he burns books for a living.