Mrs. Schachter is freaking out because she literally experiences Hell on Earth.“‘Jews, listen to me,’ she cried. ‘I see a fire! I see flames, huge flames! (25) Although she knows she is experiencing Hell on Earth, people think she is hallucinating and faking it because nobody would ever expect
All the sudden we could smell the burning cinders of the fire and the place was in complete chaos. Distress everywhere, people rushing for the stairs, it was utter madness at its finest. At first I struggled to find my sister as the floor was crowded with people everywhere rushing towards the roof staircase. But she caught sight of me and practically bulldozed through the crowed to get to me. We rushed through the limited exit where we could see fire below us when we made it onto the roof.
But once they made it to the scene they were pelted by rocks and glass bottles. The firefighters were forced to leave the scene and let the fires blaze across the city. As the fires kept burning the city to ashes, the winds started to pick up. The wind recorded that day was as high as 25 mph. The fires swept across the city of Detroit burning anything that stood in its way.
The text, “Chaos” also indicates what is to come. Since they are drawn to each other so intensely, they are not paying attention to what they are holding. Look at the amount of the fireworks the woman has. Also, look how powerful the blow torch is. If they were lit up at the same time, it’s more than enough to blow up the whole area that they are standing at.
Similarly in Fahrenheit 451, Montag, the main character is forced to burn any and every book to try and remove the history of the past so no person can be more intelligent than one another. “....blazing and burning to bring down that tatters and charcoal ruins of history.” (Bradbury, Pg. 1) In the future, people try to hide what technology has done and is doing to the earth and the people living on it. Montag is a ‘fireman’ who burns these books almost all the time; Montag’s wife is not very thrilled with the life she has to live with Montag. She attempts to commit suicide; “The small crystal bottle of sleeping tablets which earlier today had been filled with thirty capsules which now lay uncapped and empty in the light of the tiny flare.” (Bradbury, Pg.
In Albert Marrin’s excerpt, Flesh and Blood So Cheap, the Triangle Fire was a real tragedy of 146 people (mostly immigrant women) who died from jumping off the factory building, burning, or suffocating from the fire in the building. In this excerpt, Marrin uses explicit and implicit meanings to express that this tragedy was started by the little value of human life and lack of safety standards. For instance, sweatshop conditions were dangerous for workers in the early 1900s. As well as terrible conditions, no one was prepared whatsoever for this disastrous fire to happen. Even the firefighters were not organized or ready either!
In Fahrenheit 451, no one reads any books, thinks independently, or have conversations that are meaningful. The firemen of this society burn any book they find, people watch too much television, drive too fast, and listen to everything that the government tells them. “I’m afraid of children my own age. They kill each other. Did it always used to be that way?
Many of the fire fighters even fell asleep on the job. So how it all started supposedly Mrs. O 'leary lit a lantern late at night and the cow kicked it over and started a fire in the barn which was full of hay so it caught fire and was engulfed in flames very quickly. With the steady wind blowing the field also quickly caught fire and continued to spread north east would end up ripping through almost all of chicago. By the end of the weekend chicago had everything ripped from it there were smoldering piles of ash every where, so in the end of it all there was devastation, destruction, and grief for all of the people that died, and only then was chicago united. The worst fire in history happened on that night in 1871 in chicago and it all started at the O’learys barn late at night Along time ago in a city far far away from here a city called Chicago, in 1871 chicago was lit in an unknown way.
His wife, Mildred leaves the city and goes somewhere off by herself. Montag also ends up leaving the city, but because he got caught with the stack of books he had been stashing. Montag was in hideout for a long period of time was wanted. To search for him, the city used a mechanical hound, it was like a huge robot. 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.
It caused famines, storms, explosions, and most drastically death. The world was counting on me to stop the start of this from the past. I was ready to launch, so I shooed off the news people. They prepared the cameras, but the light was blinding that they couldn’t see anything. They looked in amazement, while I was traveling in time.
Despite desperate efforts to raise ladders and spread nets there was little the firefighters could do to help the terrified women that were lining the windows of the ninth floor. The longest ladders only reached the seventh and the fire nets were useless to the girls who were falling from over 100 feet above. Several of the girls jumping were already on fire, demonstrating that there was only the choice to jump or burn to death. Thousands of people continued to watch as firemen poured water on the building and entered to find even more girls. The elevator shaft was clogged with at least thirty more bodies, most burned beyond recognition; in the ninth floor workroom
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.
One snowy night in town square there stood the british. The colonist were so mad that they started to throw stuff. Snowballs,trash, etc... the british were starting to get really mad. But captain Thomas Preston said “HOLD YOUR FIRE”?.But solider Hugh Montgomery fired a shot, and everyone freaked out.captain Preston kept saying hold your fire,but it was too late. Everybody was already going crazy till everything went silent.People were injured and dead.