This is until the day he meets Clarisse, who looks at the world in a different way than anyone else. Then, shortly after, he has to burn down a house full of books and burn the woman inside also because she refuses to leave. This causes Montag to realize that books should not be burned and have great significance in the world. He then shows his wife the abundance of books that he has collected from his job, and his wife, Mildred, becomes concerned. This later causes her to make up lies to cover the fact that Montag is breaking the law of owning books.
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.
“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
The novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury takes place in a dystopian society where books have become nearly obsolete because of the evocation of thought, at least free thought, is seen as a negatory result due to the fact that differing opinions presented in books can lead to offending people. Montag, the main character, is a firefighter, but firefighters in this society burn books and houses rather than putting the fires out. Montag meets a girl that is different from the rest of the society, and she changes his perspective of books, and therefore life. In a world where technology is taking over and interfering with human connection, Montag takes a journey to make books important again in hopes of reversing the negative effects of technology. The purpose of
Montag the main protagonist told his wife Mildred to call into his job and tell his boss that he is sick, she calls Montages boss but no avail Montages boss Beatty comes to Montag 's house instead. Captain Beatty sits down and starts talking to Montag telling him that all Fireman go through a time of curiosity of books and why they have to burn them, Beatty then starts to describe the world they live in at the present moment talking about how people’s thoughts are filled with the media outlets messages. "Speed up the film, Montag, quick... Uh! Bang!
In this book the work of the firemen was to start the fires by burning them instead of extinguish them. The people from this place or society considered a person being social if he or she watched TV, reading books was considered old-fashion as well as the person who read them. For the people, books were unnecessary, useless and a waist of time. People thought time wouldn’t stop reading books because of what the government said but because as time passed they became shallower and intellectually blander. They started using more technology, that way people would forget about the books.
In Fahrenheit 451, Bradbury uses allusion, analogy, and symbolism to show the importance of knowledge and the devastating impacts of ignorance. In the beginning of the story you see Montag on the job, working alongside other firemen to burn down any home they can find housing books. This has become his normal, his hands doing all the work from muscle memory, no clear thought being put forth. When questioning the head of the fire department, Captain Beatty, about why they strive to demolish books he receives a slightly restricting answer. “With
Ray’s purpose in using these characters is as a symbol for the main character, Guy Montag. He uses Montag to notice what society has hidden by dropping these characters into his life. In the novel, Ray uses Mildred in order to convey how brain washing can turn a person’s whole perspective in the way things revolve around them. Like Mildred, many others of their society have been washed into believing that books are horrific, dangerous, bad. The nation has turned into an anti-social community that has been confined to staring at a television set for hours with no interaction.
The government didn’t know how they were being played by the powerful Beatty. He not only had men at his fingertips to burn down houses to diffuse fear from books, but he had control over the government as well. People in this area were constantly busy with racing cars down roads and not even thinking about the consequences of their actions until
Fahrenheit 451 is a book about Guy Montag; a fireman living with his wife in a dystopian future where books are illegal. Firemen are responsible for burning houses that have books in them and arresting people who have books. This all changes when Guy starts collecting books as well. This leads him to go on a perilous adventure that could get him killed. In Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury uses allegories, motifs, and symbols to show that censorship is a danger to society and it will lead us to our doom because it results in us being desensitized, depressed and violent.