Guy Montag was fireman and his job was to destroy books. That’s why he states this, “It was a pleasure to burn” (Bradbury 3). This quote explains that he likes burning books; and he has been burning books for 20 years, and his Dad and Grandpa were also fireman. So it’s tradition to be a fireman. However Guy’s attitude changes when a woman burns herself to death because she loved her books.
“Little women” is a didactic novel set during and after the Civil War in a small New England town. The novel tells us of the hardships women during the 1860s had to endure and deal with. It also tells us the importance of being genuine, kind, and in a way convinces us that sacrifices aren’t always a way for us to end up with less than what we bargained for. An omniscient narrator tells us of the Marches; Jo our tomboyish protagonist who aspires to become a great writer, Meg the family beauty, Beth the virtuous music lover, and Amy the family artist, Marmee the girls’ mother, and their loyal servant and friend Hannah, as well as the family’s neighbor Theodore Laurence. The Marches had just lost their fortune, and the sisters struggle to keep their household running.
I looked over the window beside my bed but there is nothing on the road 4 floors below. A nearby stoplight flickered for a moment a girl was standing underneath the yellow light and then she was gone. I went back to my music, the slow strumming of the guitar and the soft voice of the singer filled my ears again. The scream started again, this time with a hard thump on the wall on the other side of the room. It was from room 413.
It has been said that paper combusts at 451 degrees Fahrenheit. In the novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, books and houses that contain books are burned. Fahrenheit 451 is a futuristic novel about a society that prohibits books and learning. In this particular society, Guy Montag is a firefighter; however, his job is to start fires, rather than terminate them. When Guy meets Clarisse McClellan, a young girl from his neighborhood, he starts to question his motives and perception of their community.
Dee wants a luxurious lifestyle that is different from how she grew up. In Alice Walker’s story “Everyday Use,” the audience will notice Dee’s attitude towards the other characters due to her hatred towards everything, high expectations, and ungratefulness throughout the story. Firstly, based on what is told in the story, Dee hates a couple of things. Her attitude is reflected based on how she comments about it. She does not like the house she grew up in because it is very old.
Esperanza’s family is poor, but they are good at supporting each other’s problems and feelings. The role of Esperanza’s family is being annoying, yet supportive to her. She refuses that she doesn’t belong in that family, even though she deeply knows she does and loves them for it. Esperanza thinks her parents have too much hope, hates going to her Aunt’s apartment, her great-grandmother is a good kind of wild, her brothers are immature because of the whole “cooties” rule, and that she is a balloon tied to anchor when being with Nenny. Esperanza thinks Nenny is a drag because on page three, she says,” Nenny is too young to be my friend.
Mayella has worked to be a respectable woman, but many things hold her back: her dad, her looks, and her personality. Being a woman and living the way she does, Mayella’s life is ignoble, but the way she treats people makes her deserve the life she has been given. For example, Mayella forces a man to lie, which results in her flaws come around to hurt her, and her to not qualify for a chance to be respected. During Tom’s trial, Tom said, “...scared I’d hafta face up to what I didn’t do.” (page 265), and that’s because Mayella indirectly took an innocent man’s life, which makes her personality even more unattractive. Although women are treated very unequally, some women, like Mayella, don’t deserve to be treated
(STEWE-2) Everybody in the society just sits watches or listens to either the seashell radio or their TV." And in her ears the little seashells the thimble radios tamped tight, and an electronic ocean of sound, of music and talk and coming in, coming in on the shore of her unsleeping mind. "(10) This quote shows that all they want to do is sit and watch tv nothing else. They show materialism through doing nothing but that. (SIP-B) People in Montag’s society can’t go anywhere without watching something or paying attention to something.
Fahrenheit 451 written by Ray Bradbury is a dystopian style book where books are burned and fireman burn them as well as the houses they find them in, the media is everywhere you go blasting their ads at you whenever they can, and cars fly down the road looking like blurs to the people walking next to them.In Fahrenheit 451 we follow Montag a fireman who is married and burns books for a living. Montag begins to have second thoughts about his job after he meets a strange girl called Clarisse who is different from anyone else he has ever met. Montag starts to revolt against the fireman in an effort to save books with the help of a professor named Faber.Fahrenheit 451 has 3 themes used throughout the story. Mass media, conformity vs individuality,
“Fahrenheit 451” and Dystopian Characteristics In the novel “Fahrenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury we are subjected to the life of Guy Montag. Montag is a Fireman who burns books, as the homes and other structures have been fireproofed to prevent a flame from licking up the sides. After an incident one night with an elderly woman who burned herself and her books Montag is shaken. Beatty, comes to his home to visit and their conversation is one sided. An analysis of Beatty’s Speech reveals that the people are under each other's control and surveillance, making the Firemen another level of surveillance and protection, and that the people are obsessed with flames.