Beatty 's motives were to protect himself from higher powers, revealing that people will do almost anything to protect themselves or people they love. In the book Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, after driving to Montag’s house, Beatty asked him to burn it down. Some would say that this was Beatty’s challenging Montag or that Beatty was doing right and protecting himself. However if Beatty had not taken the calls and burned Montag 's home down, he would have had consequences for disobeying the rules. The government in the book had been brainwashing their citizens into believing books were bad for society and were constantly distracting them.
One example of similarities and differences of the two societies is the Government. In both of our societies the Government controls us and instills laws to help protect our lives. Like in our modern day society we have laws about seat belts the help keep us safe. And in the book ‘Fahrenheit 451’ the Fireman Captain talks about the Government taking away books to help keep people believing in only one government to keep them safe from war. “If you don’t want a man unhappy politically, don’t give him two sides to a question to worry him; give him one.
The dystopian novel “Fahrenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury introduces a local fireman named Guy Montag, but being a fireman isn’t the same occupation it is today. In this far away world books are illegal, just like drugs or treason. The job of getting rid of these binded pieces of literature lies in the hand of the firemen, burning every novel they can get their hands on. Montag has lived under the impression that this is normal, with his wife MIldred constantly hypnotized by a screen covered wall to which he can’t even break her trance. This is all Montag knows and lives by until Clarisse, Montag’s neighbor, pops into his life.
In Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury uses Satire throughout the novel to satirize censorship. In Fahrenheit 451 the government burns books so that they can hide the history of the past and keep the citizens unknown of everything. The government wants the society to be kept clueless. The government controls its citizens through television and meaningless activities so it avoids the discussion of conflicts and issues. Bradbury Satirizes the lack of education and social skills the children have due to school “I don’t think it’s social to get a bunch of people together and then not let them talk, do you?
Many people of the modern day society are more distracted by technology. These distractions cause people to be oblivious to the those in their surroundings. In Ray Bradbury’s story, Fahrenheit 451 a firefighter named Guy Montag lives in a world where books are outlawed. Montag is a firefighter, but these are not your ordinary firefighters. In this corrupted society, firefighters are signaled when books are found in a home; they then burn the books and the houses.
The books are burned; Mildred and other innocent people die; the disorder in the society is not fixed and it might pass to the next generation. “Fahrenheit 451” uses a lot of imagery to portray the features of the wrong society and the people live in the condition. It makes me think of the lyrics from Simon and Garfunkel’s “The Sound of Silence”, “People talking without speaking; people hearing without listening; people writing songs that voices never share and no one dared disturb the sound of silence.” People notice the oddness in the society but yet they never dare or care to change. They wear smiling masks, but under the masks, tears are falling and hearts are breaking. Perhaps the best ending for the censored society is to fall apart and break.
What would it be like to live in a perfect society? What would be different from our modern day society? The novel The Giver models what an ideal utopian society might look like, but later in the book, the protagonist, Jonas, realizes his society is not so perfect after all. Jonas’ society and our modern society are alike and different in many ways both resembling and having distinctions through subjects like family units, Birthmothers, and release. Family units are an important part of both Jonas’ society and modern society; even though we call them families, not family units, but they also contrast in many ways.
When Guy was trying to understand why the books made people feel certain ways, or what the words on the pages meant, he knew he needed help. Montag traveled there, knowing that Faber didn’t want to see him, because he was afraid of what Guy would do, or why he wanted to know so much about the Bible. When Montag got there, Faber and he came up with a plan. A plan that was risky, and could possibly get them both killed. He called Montag into his office, and gave him proof of his cowardly ways.
“They took him screaming off to the asylum. Any man’s insane who think he can fool the government and us (page 33)”. Not only are the people afraid of the government, they are also afraid of each other. “Can’t trust people that’s the dirty part you and I and who else will set the fires?” (page 86). That is one of the reasons why there are never any rebellion in a dystopia
Montag leaves and find a group of people who have memorized whole books. The government manipulate the people. Try to make them think what they want and what will make the government to take advantage in. Moreover, they do not want them to become open-minded as they fear that people will make a rebellion against the government so they are pushed to think that reading books is bad.The government and the television try to control people 's minds and their way of thinking. This miserable society can not think and analyse the information
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.
I said nothing.” This shows sometimes people do not want to conform but they are too afraid to speak out. This means Faber is actually choosing to conform to society even though unlike Mildred Faber has already been enlightened to the truth. When most people are born they conform to the ideologies of their parents and communities, they don’t choose to conform, however they can choose not to conform. In the beginning of Fahrenheit 451 Montag is a conformist who burns books for a living; however as the book progresses Montag begins to read books and his opinions on the way his society is changes. In Fahrenheit 451 Faber tells Montag “pity, Montag, pity.
After they discovered the subway they went they everyday and experimented with new stuff they got from the community and started learning about the unmentionable times. After a while of experimenting he discovered the power of light. Light could change the whole community but when he tried to show it to the council they all shunned him and didn’t accept it into the community. Throughout the whole book Equality had to fight the society and their ways they saw the community should be, but Equality had a different invision of the community, a community that was filled with individualism and not Equality, Collectivism, or Conformity. He thought that the community should know about the unmentionable times and no beheld secret from
“Me ‘n Simon built the last one over there. That’s why it’s tottery.” (80) Ralph has a meeting to talk about how the group is not doing well. He talks about how he and Simon had to build the shelter for the boys because they had left their jobs to play. The boys weren’t committed with their jobs and that was what made Ralph upset. Ralph was building the shelter for the littluns because they were afraid of the beast.
Imagine a world where books are illegal and firemen start fires instead of putting them out. A fireman named Montag lives in this world. Montag originally agreed with the laws against books but eventually broke them himself. Mildred eventually becomes sick of having the books in her house and breaking the law so she turns in an alarm against him. Montag then runs away and find the “book people” and live with them in the free community.