In the novel Fahrenheit 451, the main character Guy Montag who believes that television rules and literature are on the brink of extinction. Instead of stopping fire he starts the fire. His job is to destroy the illegal of commodities. When the other characters Mildred attempts suicide while Clarisse suddenly disappears, Montag started to doubt himself and begins to questions himself. He begins to hide books in his house and when people had found out about what he was doing, he decided to run away.
What is a hypocrite? A hypocrite is someone who pretends to have moral beliefs and values and then goes against them. In the past we have had many hypocritical leaders. For example Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, and Fidel Castro. In the novel Fahrenheit 451, written by Ray Bradbury, one of the biggest hypocrites in the book was Captain Beatty.
Throughout the course of Fahrenheit 451, Montag has become more introverted towards his wife Mildred and no longer feels the pride that he used to in his job has a fireman. Montag even says to his wife “Mildred, how would you feel if, well, maybe, I quit my job for a while?” (Bradbury 54). Montag is unhappy with his job and does not want to return to work, because he had not only witnessed a woman burn to death on her stack of books, but he stole a book and was keeping it under his
The Introduction of Montag When we are introduced to the protagonist, Guy Montag, he is burning the remains of a house, describing how, “It was a pleasure to burn.” (1). In the beginning, we are shown just how much Guy Montag loves his job, his personality is also shown to us as readers as irresponsible. As we later find out from Captain Beatty, fire is, “...clean, quick, sure…” (109). Put into other words, Captain Beatty is saying fire is basically getting rid of responsibility, which is why it attracts Montag.
Guy Montag has a moral dilemma whether to rebel against the government or comply with the law. The law has illegalized books, whether it is owning or reading them. Montag’s responsibilities of being a firefighter ironically is to ignite fires rather than put them out. Guy Montag lives in a very uniform society where everyone acts the same, dresses the same, and even thinks the same. Therefore, it is uncanny to be different and unique.
Can books and people change a person’s way of thinking? Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury is about Guy Montag who is a fireman who burns books and houses. Throughout the book he realizes he’s not happy so he has to transform his mindset by using books and people. Guy Montag changes in the story through his increasing problems in his relationship and his perceptions in books.
Guy Montag a firefighter but instead he starts the fires. In the book Fahrenheit 451, Montag Mildred, and Beatty are impacted by the alienation. By looking at Montag, one can see he is lost which is important because he has to go to other people for help. Everyone around him was alienated from the real world and believe everything they hear.
In Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, the citizens of a corrupt United States are controlled by the government. Books and novels have been prohibited because they contain ideas and knowledge which allow the citizens to think. The government does not approve of thinking so the books and novels get burned by firemen. Instead of reading novels, the people can only watch television and read comics and sex magazines.
In the novel Fahrenheit 451, the dystopian world that people live in is burning books. Based on how the rules are being followed in the story, it is proven that it is good to challenge the rules because some rules cause harm to others. “It was a pleasure to burn. It was a special pleasure to see things eaten, to see things blackened and changed.” As it shown here, instead of putting out fires, fire men start the fire.
In stories, a character can be influenced by many things. In Bradbury’s, Fahrenheit 451, Montag meets new people, and finds out new things about people whom he already knows. Along the way, the people he interacts with influences his choices and actions; including Clarisse, Mildred, and Faber. Frequently, Clarisse influences Montag’s choices and actions. In the beginning of the book, she influences Montag by making him realize that he is not happy with his life, by asking him the simple question, “Are you happy?”
Is there a pleasure to burn? Guy Montag has lived a quiet life as a fireman, burning books alongside the rest of the fire squad, and has always found his work to be pleasurable (Bradbury 3). Montag takes pride in his work, and finds it empowering, saying, “his hands were the hands of some amazing conductor playing all the symphonies of blazing and burning;” (Bradbury 3). A chance meeting a young girl named Clarisse, and the actions of a martyr willing to die for her books, light a spark in Montag that definitely wasn’t there before. Montag tells Clarisse that he has been a fireman for ten years, and never put much thought into his job.
Distraught and horrified Guy Montag goes to work. After his house is burnt down Guy Montag is lost and doesn't know what to do. Captain Beatty says he's going to arrest Montag but Montag kills Beatty with the flamethrower. The hound is set to Montag's scent though and attacks him.