On the other hand, Beatty and Faber are static characters, although they have different perspectives about the books, but their ideas are completely remain constant throughout the story. For example, Beatty believes that the books should be destroyed, and eliminated throughout the story. He thinks that having books will remove the happiness from the society, but Faber believes that the books are crucial and significant, and we shouldn’t be annihilated, and destroyed. He believes that are something in the books that are bigger than words.
For instance, as Montag's journey to enlightenment begins, his hands start to reflect his true intentions even though Montag does not want to admit it, “Montag's hand closed like a mouth, crushed the book with wild devotion, with an insanity of mindlessness to his chest” (37). Just as food and water would satisfy one's stomach, the books that his hands confiscate satisfy and fill the empty void in Montag's soul. Due to his stubborn nature, Montag holds his hands responsible and personifies them as having “a brain of his own” (37). Slowly as time moves on, the symbolic figure of hands who were once seen as destructive become gentle, and understanding. The “white hand” also embodies enlightenment as it commits the illegal operations that guide Montag to his goal
Faber began to show him the value of them and how no one understands it. The two of them decided to come up with a plan to show people that books are not worthless. c. Montag and Faber are living in a world where everyone believes that books have no value to them and should just be burned. However, these two characters think differently about them. Montag has been stealing books, and Faber has been teaching him about them.
Montag, before, had blindly followed and enforced society’s rules about burning books. But now that he sees someone’s life be taken by his enforcement, he starts putting in hard consideration about the very things that are against the laws of his own society and wonders why exactly his society would ban books. (STEWE-3) Eventually, he questions his society so much that Montag starts rebelling by reading books against the rules, now determined to find the answers to his questions about
“But there are also monsters in our communities, people who are willing to steal and to kill, people who disregard the rights of others” (Dean Myers 11). This is how he was seen when growing up as he would smoke weed and miss classes, when he had the huge talent of writing. That he disregarded the rights of others. Most of his books are inspired of his struggles growing up and his bad decision making. Dean Myers has crafted amazing books to show the overall theme that it doesn’t matter where you grow up, as long as you make good choices, you can aspire to do what you
Hold steady. Don't let the torrent of melancholy and drear philosophy drown our world" revealing that he believed that if people were allowed to read books, then there would be many problem and people would be unhappy, which is very ironic considering significant amounts of people are committing suicide everyday. (Bradbury 62) In Part II of Fahrenheit 451, Montag seeks Faber's help,a retired English teacher, and Montag want to get his bible reprinted. As Faber and Montag are talking Faber tells Montag, "Those who don't build must burn. It's as old as history and juvenile delinquents" meaning that those who cannot contribute to society are the ones who feel the need to tear it down.
Montag does not really realize that it is out to get him, he just knows he does not like it and they should fix it. But he is only feeling this way because he has books and feels guilty, but he is taking his guilt by storm. Mildred is very attached to her ‘family’ in the wall. When she is mad or irritated with Montag she goes and talks to her ‘family’ because they make her feel better. But she is just programmed to think that because in reality it does not.
In the novel, “The Kite Runner,” by Khaled Hosseini, the imbalance in Hassan and Amir's relationship is obvious throughout the content. Amir regularly utilized his knowledge as a way to criticize Hassan. Hassan's insight is self-evident, however, his absence of schooling implied that he was ignorant and incapable to gain the delight of perusing, instead, he needed to depend on Amir as the reader. As the writer states that Amir’s malevolence gets to be obvious through his part where he states that his favorite part of reading to Hassan was when he didn’t know the meaning of the big words. “I’d tease him, expose his ignorance.
In Ray Bradbury’s dystopian Fahrenheit 451, Guy Montag experiences a paradigm shift as he transforms from a disoriented fireman to a learner who wants to gain knowledge through literature. Montag struggles with his newfound fascination with what was once trivial items because of his inability to ask questions under the bonds of conformity. However, the society prohibits people from reading for fear that they would express individuality and perhaps even rebel once they gain knowledge. Through the use of characterization and diction, the Bradbury demonstrates Montag’s desire for individuality and the society’s command of conformity in order to build a suspenseful mood, which keeps the reader’s interest. First, through the use of characterization,
The books he reads and knowledge he’s gotten has made him angry at other slaves with a lack of knowing what is going on. The life of slavery really just ruins your mind and thoughts, and makes you feel discouraged, but Frederick had the education piece in his life. In the text Frederick says, “I often found myself regretting my own existence, and wishing myself dead; and but for the hope of being free, I have no doubt but that I should have killed myself, or done something for which I should have been killed” (Douglass 54). With his newfound knowledge he starts to contemplate his existence. The hope of being free still pushes him, even if it may lead to death.