Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury, is a classic novel that challenges authority through self-discovery and growth. The main character Guy Montag is a dedicated fireman. He enjoys his job, watching pages of books become nothing more than burnt ash. He has never questioned anything before, nor has he had a reason to. That is, until he encounters three important individuals that seem to influence a change in Montag and ultimately change his world.
Montag learns that the best place he can be is with the scholars, a group of men deemed outcasts because of their love for literature (143). When the city goes up in flames after a bomb is dropped Montag describes the ashy seen. Montag’s friend, Granger believes the city resembles a phoenix, from destruction it will rise; brand new and better than the previous
Some people struggle in the outside world, while others struggle in the inside world, or with themselves. In Ray Bradbury’s novel, Fahrenheit 451, the main character Guy Montag is conflicting with himself. Initially, Montag thinks that he is happy and content with his life as a fireman burning books, but after meeting a peculiar neighbor, he realizes that he is struggling internally with his happiness in his life. In the beginning of the book, Montag’s thoughts to himself illustrates himself as a satisfied man. In the first sentence, Montag is doing his job and burning books.
As a fireman Montage’s job is to burn books, but Montage soon questions the reasons he is a fireman, which is shown when Montage meets clarisse because she is “odd” and unlike society in many ways it makes him start to think more like her and question why things are the way they are (Bradbury, 5). She asks Montage many questions about why he is a fireman and if what he believes he is doing is right which makes him wonder if firemen are the good guys at all or are they just a way to solve the differences in the world and make everyone alike. The fact that Clarisse is different from society makes Montage see the other perspective of life making him question the way he thinks. When Montage “burns and old lady with her books” this makes montage wonder what was so important about the books for a woman to kill herself over. This question haunted montage which made him do irrational things that are against the law like read books and steal them.
Montag is happy because he begins to notice things. Clarisse teaches Montag how to observe the world around him, and Montag finally starts getting the answers that he was afraid to search for. A while after Montag meets Clarisse he finds himself beginning to make big life decisions, and soon after encounters a lecture with Captain Beatty. Montag finds out that Clarisse gets into trouble for the same things she has been teaching Montag, and is now dead. Clarisse is killed because her sense of knowledge is not what the government and society in Fahrenheit 451 agrees with.
Faber is a very influential person in Montag’s life in the book. Faber influenced Montag that books are important to society and that they shouldn’t burn them anymore. Faber states: “This book has pores. It has features … you find life under glass, streaming past in infinite profusion” (Bradbury79). He is telling Montag that you can retain useful information from books and you can apply them to life.
The Cubans were going to overthrow the government and rebel against the Cuban people. Kennedy did not give support for air assistance for the invasion which made him look vulnerable. This caused damage to America’s reputation around the world. JFK was constantly worried about nuclear war between the soviet union and United States. The Cuban missile crisis was said to be his fault.
There was one quote in the book “sweet food of sweetly uttered knowledge” I think he meant knowledge was something he loved and was dear to him, and should be dear to other people. Montag goes to The fire station and finds Beatty waiting for him, Beatty invites him to play cards with the rest of the firefighters. During the card game Guy felt very guilty “ montag Felt the guilt of his hands his fingers were like ferrets that had done some evil and now never rested” this shows that montag feels very guilty about the books he has hidden. Beatty can read his guilt so he starts trying to make guy doubt his new discovered ideas. It 's obvious he 's trying to make guy slip
The book follows Guy Montag, a fireman who sets things on fire instead of put out fires. He enjoys his job until on one job an old woman decides to burn with her books rather than evacuate. Haunted by her death, Montag becomes confused on why books would mean so much to anyone. He then decides to find out for himself by reading books from a personal stash of stolen books. Montag has a personal revolution; he realizes the dangers of restricting information and intellectual thought.
The dystopian literature Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury is about a fireman name Montag who burns books with pleasure, it is against the law to read book. The symbol book represents Montag as not having knowledge, having a blank mind, and does not think right. Montag is a firefighter who loves to burn books because he hates nooks. When Montag burns books he describes it has a ugly and disgusting pigeon. “While the flapping pigeon-winged books died on the porch and lawn of the house.”(Bradbury pg.7) The symbols connects to Montag because burning books he loves to burn books with pleasure and taking away people 's knowledge.