He yells, stalks, and questions his every move because he suspects that Montag is hiding books in his house. Towards the end Montag is found guilty of having books and is forced to burn down his house. Although he actually burned his house, Millie was still inside and afterwards the hound was forced to attack Montag. It jumped at him and started to stick the needle in his led and inject the serum yet Montag was still holding the flamethrower and used it to destroy the hound. Once he destroyed the hound he began to burn Beatty alive.
Blake burns herself alive. The third stage of Plato’s Cave may show through the actions of Montage after Mrs. Blake ignites herself on fire and Montag begin to question why firemen burn books once he finds out the importance of literature. After the incident with Mrs. Blake Montag comes home to feel ill, and Mildred confronts him about Mrs. Blake and the books that burned in the fire. Mildred says, “She’s got you going and the next thing you know we’ll be out, no house, no job, nothing” (Bradbury 48). In the stage of freedom in The Allegory of the Cave Socrates Describes that a prisoner in the cave would then drag out of the cave by force.
In Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury conceptualizes a society based on censorship. In the society depicted in the novel, books are burned when they are discovered in anyone 's possession. Montag’s job is to burn books and the houses containing them to ash. “‘Do you ever read any of the books you burn?’ ‘That’s against the law’” (Bradbury, 8)! Montag seems horrified that Clarisse would ask him a question with such an obvious answer, but the truth is Montag is really curious as to what lies within these forbidden books.
“There’s no reason to change.” In Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, Captain Beatty, the Captain fireman said this quote, but Montag was able to prove him wrong by changing. Prior to this quote, the main character, Guy Montag is a fireman, and his job is to burn books at people’s houses because they are illegal in the society that they live in. He realizes that he is not truly happy with his life and with this society, so he decides to steal books and then read the hidden ones in his house. He becomes a fugitive in the society and has to run away, and eventually, the whole city gets bombed, and Montag is going to help rationalize and bring the ruinous society back to its feet the right way. Ray Bradbury uses the motif of contrasts to portray the theme that human beings are complicated and perplexing and that people are able to change in diverse approaches.
When Mildred turned Montag in for having the books, “she knew that her TVs and her “family” would be gone because their house would be burnt down”(Bradbury 108). At the end of the book, Montag knew the hound was watching him every move he made and knew he had to kill it for him to escape.
I say this because she tried to kill herself, but survived when Guy took her to go get saved. Further into the story Guy is at the fire station with Captain Beatty, the antagonist, and a few other coworkers when someone who is against the burning of books attacks them. Montag gets sent to the hospital because he somehow got poisoned and after recovery, he finds out Clarisse died. This drives him into doing things that were not expected from him. If I were telling a friend about the entire story in two minutes I would start by telling them that the main character, Guy Montag, is a firefighter who lives in a world where books are burned.
The narrator in “The Tell-Tale Heart” thought he was hearing the guy’s heart beat after he had killed him. This couldn’t be possible because he cut the guy up and there was no way that his heart could still be beating. He was hearing this “heart-beat” because he was feeling guilty from killing the old man. “...it is the beating of his hideous heart.” The people in the “The Masque of the Red Death” thought they were seeing a masked person at the party that was killing everyone but in my opinion I think they were imaging it. I think they were imaging it because it never describes the person in the story.
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.
In this society they cannot read books, and if they do their books get burned and they go to jail for breaking the law. “Burn ‘em to ashes, then burn the ashes, That is our official slogan” (Bradbury, 6). When the firemen in Fahrenheit find people who read books, they go to their houses unexpectedly and they go in and find all the books and put them on a tray thing and spray kerosene all over, and then burn the books at 451 degrees. The reason why they can’t read books is because books make some people happy while some others don’t like books, so the government wants people to be equal. The government wants to control the citizens.
Lastly, rule number three, citizens are not allowed to have front porches. Montag lives with his wife, Mildred, and works as a fireman who burns books along with the houses that they belong to. For Montag, burning books was a pleasure and he convinces himself that he loves his job. But Montag’s character developed more as the story continued on. Events that caused a change in Montag’s personality was when he first talked with Clarisse, when he saw Mildred attempting suicide, when he stole a book while burning a house, when Montag goes to see Faber, and when Montag sees a woman kill herself along with her books.