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.
He rejects the way society reject books by rebelling against society and becomes a fugitive, “Police Alert. Wanted: Fugitive in city. Has committed murder and crimes against the State. Name: Guy Montag” (Bradbury 117). Montag goes as far as to hide books in a fireman’s home and turned him in, “And now since you’re a fireman’s wife, its your house and your turn, for all the houses your husband burned and the people he hurt without thinking” (Bradbury 124).
The book i am responding to is Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. In Fahrenheit 451, there is a particular event in the book that rather shocked me. In section 1, from pages 33 to 37, Montag and his fire crew get a call to an elderly womans house in the middle of the night to burn her books. The firefighters demand she tell them where the books are and they tear up her house looking for them. What surprises me the most is that the firefighters start the fires and don 't put them out like in our modern day world.
Montag attempts to get her out of the house and save her but she tells him to leave and lights the house on fire with a single match. He had taken a book from her house and brought it home. When he goes home that night, Mildred tells him that Clarisse McClellan is dead. The next morning he wakes up with “chills and fever” (48). Captain Beatty, head fireman, comes in when Guy and Mildred are discussing books.
He is one of the firemen. He rides on the salamander, the symbol for the firemen. Before the old lady burns her own house with an ordinary kitchen match, Montag steals a book. In the old lady’s house she says, “You know where they are or you would not be here”(Bradbury 33). In Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury he illustrates humanity and technology through conflict.
Montag begins to question everything he has ever known (Bradbury). He starts thinking and steals one book from one of the burning site (Bradbury 34). His Captain comes to know about it and warns him but he still keeps some books with him. Then his Captain makes him burn his house to ashes. He kills his Captain and a few firemen and runs away from the crime spot.
The novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury takes place in the future where everyone is brainwashed by technology thanks to the government and where books are illegal and whoever is found with books will get their house burned down with the books in them by the firemen who now are in charge of starting fires not putting them out, and the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee takes place sometime during the great depression, narrated by scout the daughter of atticus.In fahrenheit 451 and to kill a mockingbird being an upstander means defying what society thinks is acceptable, However In Fahrenheit 451 the upstanders take a more violent approach to the problem and in To Kill a Mockingbird they try to solve things civilly. In both novels
And those who are caught with books have their house burned, and are taken to the asylum. Ray bradbury uses the idea of banning knowledge and books ,to illustrate how the censoring knowledge isn’t always for the good. Without knowledge or the want to pursue knowledge, people lose parts of themselves. Guy Montag the protagonist is married to a woman named Mildred. She only cares about her tv relatives, and herself.
In his society firemen don’t put out fires but make fire’s, they burn own people’s houses along with all their belongings if they’re even suspected of the possession books. Later it is revealed he has been stealing book’s, never reading them. He has isn’t like the others in his society and eventually read the book’s in hopes of finding out why there’s a ban. He later goes on the run and escaped his pursuers. In his cautionary novel against censorship he looks at the possibilities of a society without books.
In the famous novel Fahrenheit 451 the main character ,Guy Montag, undergoes a dramatic transformation from the first page all the way to the end. He turns from a thoughtless, hollow, futile nobody into a wise and understanding man who ends up fighting the very laws he enforced. In the beginning he considered himself to be a loyal and devoted to his job as a fireman whom in this futuristic society instead of putting out fires they burned and destroyed books and the buildings in which they were hidden from the authorities. He had been doing so for now ten years and thought nothing of it as if there was nothing wrong and it was meant to be done. That was until he met a seventeen-year-old girl who showed him how to be different and helped him open his mind to greater things in life.
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.
The characterization in this novel gives many examples of the people in the society and how they interact with the media. Guy Montag, the protagonist of this novel, begins as a firefighter following the government 's instructions to burn books in order to limit individuality. He believes what he is doing is right and never goes ahead to question the morality and the ethics of his society. However after an interaction with Clarisse McClellan, it opens his mind to the world around him and makes him curious. He begins to feel divided between the views that the society has and the ones he begins to develop for himself.