Blake burns herself alive. The third stage of Plato’s Cave may show through the actions of Montage after Mrs. Blake ignites herself on fire and Montag begin to question why firemen burn books once he finds out the importance of literature. After the incident with Mrs. Blake Montag comes home to feel ill, and Mildred confronts him about Mrs. Blake and the books that burned in the fire. Mildred says, “She’s got you going and the next thing you know we’ll be out, no house, no job, nothing” (Bradbury 48). In the stage of freedom in The Allegory of the Cave Socrates Describes that a prisoner in the cave would then drag out of the cave by force.
For example, when an old woman, whose house was being incinerated for keeping books, stays inside, she shouts out “Play the man, Master Ridley!” (pp. 40), originally said by a man condemned to being burned at the stake for heresy in 1555. Beatty understood this quote to the extent that he knew who and when it was said. The numerous books Beatty read had been written by a variety of authors with different and sometimes opposing thoughts and opinions. Considering the society in Fahrenheit 451 is centered about conformation, Beatty is violently averse to the thought of having conflicting vantage points.
In the world of “Fahrenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury, books are burned to a crisp simply because they have conflicting opinions. Guy Montag is a firefighter and in this dystopian world, firefighters start fires instead of putting them out. Montag soon learns about the importance of thinking and literature with the help of his new friends Clarisse and Faber. An important theme in the novel is the power of literature. In the part of the novel where Montag reads the poem “Dover Beach” to Mildred and the other ladies, Mrs.Phelps is deeply affected and starts to cry.
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.
Some experiences and individuals are definitely influential, but then there are those that can alter a man’s life forever. In Fahrenheit 451, it is evident that Montag’s character is completely revolutionized as he searches for the truth and unveils the true purpose of his own existence. The Montag that is presented in the beginning of the book is totally different from the Montag that is seen at the end of the story. However, there are several characters that are catalysts in this transformation – Clarisse, the old woman that was burned with her books, Beatty, and Faber. Without these individuals, Montag would have never evolved into the resilient character that the reader witnesses at the end of the story.
The Talent Code is written by Daniel Coyle, in this book Daniel Coyle tried to make it so the readers would remember what they were reading. He did this by repeating himself a lot throughout the book so you were always reading the same thing without realizing it. Another way he made this happen was he used real life examples with people that we would recognize the name so you could connect the information. Another thing that helped was when he was getting information from different places it was all similar to each other. I think Daniel Coyle did a good job making it so the readers would remember what they read.
The choice is up to you, please choose wisely. I believe that cell phones should be banned while driving because the majority of car crashes are caused by reckless drivers who are distracted by their phones and pay no attention the the road that is ahead of them. Everyday, at least one person will have an accident because they are not paying attention to the road that is ahead of them. It is not safe for a driver to have any distractions
“Fahrenheit 451” talks about a future American society, where technology has affected humanity negatively. The main character is Montag, a fireman who lives in a society where censorship is heavily used to hide the history of their country. Books are banned, and firemen burn them. Montag and his wife Mildred, a technology addict, begin to read books, slowly leading them to question the countless problems in his society. In both stories, Ray Bradbury uses tone and literary devices to show how an overdependence on technology as well as a disconnection from the
“‘Play the man, Master Ridley; we shall this day light such a candle, by God’s grace, in England, as I trust shall never be put out’” (Bradbury 65). This quote is said by a woman who is being burnt down with her house for keeping books. At first, I didn’t understand the significance of this quote, but after further research, I began to understand the quote. When she says this, the woman means that she is the “spark” that will ignite an enduring flame burning in caring individuals who want the extreme censorship of the totalitarian government to end. In essence, she is attempting to make the firemen feel guilty for burning her house down.
In conclusion, texting and driving is a danger on the road towards the driver and the other innocent people proving it to be a safety issue more than a moral issue. It is a safety issue because there are many negative and fatal things that can happen on the road taking people’s lives and good health. It is not a moral issue because a moral issue is only an issue when it is believed to be one. Texting and driving is an overall issue in the world and there are many statistics to prove
He walks body, strongly and instructs others on how to lead a more normal life or a life which society deems appropriate and these actions are of a person proud of what they so which is exactly what is visible about the character of Guy Montag in the beginning of the book. Yet as we see the book progress we see Guy Montag become independent first in his thoughts, then his words. Now if this age old saying holds true then shouldn’t Montag become independent in his actions? To find this answer all that must be done is read and it should become very clear. “And there was a shrieking blaze, a jumping, sprawling, gibbering mannequin, no longer human or known, all writhing flame on the lawn as Montag shot one continues pulse of liquid fine over him” (Bradbury 119).
I think it is important for teens to read this book because it allows the readers to see how important it is for people to stand up for what they think is good for them, even if it isn 't accepted by society. Ray Bradbury stresses the importance of originality as well as showing the need for knowledge in a society, and if