Captain Beatty kept nagging Montag about why books were so important and why he wanted to have a stack so bad. Montag, getting mad, flips the switch on his flame thrower and ends up burning Beatty. Once Montag was gone from the city, he tried to be a better person and escape the man he used to be. Montag, at the end, does believe he is a better character and believes he is very different than what he used to be.
As a fireman, he starts fires instead of eliminating them. Montag’s actions are very destructive through the burning of books, one of the worst methods of destruction. The use of fire to burn books that contain valuable information in them reveals the destructive symbolism of fire. Flame has the ability to destroy the valuable information that the society depends on,
However, Faber teaches Montag that books have quality in them and that people need to sit down once in a while and think. To make people learn more about this, they decide to come up with a plan. It involves putting books into firemen’s homes so that they would get burnt along with all the firehouses. If there are no firemen or firehouses, books will no longer be burnt. Montag and Faber are showing leadership quality because they are coming up with a plan to make a difference in the world.
In the book Fahrenheit 451 Guy Montag a fireman that burns books, goes through some rough times trying to find happiness in his life. He gets awaken to this idea when he meets a girl named Clarisse who asks him question and makes him question his happiness and love. Then again through all of this thinking he starts to find himself getting curios and starts to take books from houses that need to be burned for having them. Although Montag can be seen as a murder he is justified in killing Beatty, the fireman chief, because Montag is curious and tired of kids not knowing what really happened throughout history, as well as how Beatty treats him throughout the book. In the end Montag killing Beatty was a helpful act for society itself.
Near the end of the book on page 106 it says “‘Why’ said Montag slowly ‘we’re stopped in front of my house.’” Montag being a fireman makes this ironic because of his pursuit of knowledge was his downfall. The point is that he went against the world he knew to find out that the world he got in return was worst. At the beginning of the book “It was a pleasure to burn.” Montag thinking this at the very beginning without knowledge he truly believes it is a pleasure to burn.
A Psyche of the Impactful Characters of Fahrenheit 451 The novel Fahrenheit 451 brings to mind the technological obsession and the deficiency of interaction between human beings. The author, Ray Bradbury, fabricates a world where firefighters incinerate books of owners along with all their belongings instead of saving them, creativity and curiosity are forsaken, and books are illegal. Possessing any kind of book will result in the readers’ home and books to be burned, and then the owner will be placed in jail. With the drastic change of perspective on society through the help of a knowledgable person , the main character was able to go against the conformity of society.
The novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury tells a story of a dystopian future where books are banned by the government and burned. There are several themes to this story and most of them relate to each other. Some of these themes include moronic television and conformity. The main theme of Fahrenheit 451 is censorship and how it is dangerous to society.
“Fire represents destruction, of books, of people, of society.” (Lorcher) Burning Bright represents violence, death, ignorance yet also warmth, and love. (Weebly) “The standard use of fire to warm and heat had been replaced to be used for destruction and entertainment in this society” (DeReign) Montag’s understanding of fire and burning as destruction is completely reversed by the end of the book by warmth and renewal.
In the book Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, there always seemed to be small things that portrayed bigger things.. Those in which includes burning books, violence, and mass media. How did the small facts of the utopia reflect onto bigger events? Montag and other characters grasped onto smaller things that led to big conflicts. Fahrenheit 451 takes place in a future society where they ban possession of books and reading and the job of firemen is to burn all books from people’s homes using the temperature of 451; the temperature that papers burn.
Their names lept into the fire, burning down the years under the axe and hose which sprayed not water but kerosene” (Bradbury page 31) The statement made in the book explains, how Montag felt about burning books and how he felt he was ruining what was once a good world. Guy had found many flaws in the utopian system starting with the way people had used their time while those who did not spend it consumed with a fake world were often seen as strange and peculiar rather than just normal everyday people. Death was normal to the people living in this world which is rather alarming and shows the darkness that underlies in the depressed society, “Six of my friends have been shot in the last year alone. Ten of them died in car wrecks…” (Pg.27)
Throughout Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury express’ how curiosity has the ability to drive one to do what is unexpected. Guy Montag is a firefighter who is completely passionate about his job in the beginning of the book because his father was also a firefighter which means he was meant to be one. The firefighters are sent to burn the hidden books as well as the houses the books are hidden inside. The books are burned because the government doesn 't want the people gaining knowledge that could overthrow them. As Montag goes around burning all the books he finds himself pondering over how the knowledge inside the books could be so powerful.