As we all know, everyone is different in their own way. Throughout the novel, Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, Montag faced many situations and one of them was being caught with books and having his house burnt down by Captain Beatty. A handful of justifications on why it was right for Beatty to burn Montag’s house down is because the Mechanical hound knew that Montag had books in his house, Beatty was doing his job and Millie also knew he had books and didn’t want to get in trouble as well. Even though Montag was a fireman and knew what would happen if he was caught with books, he still hid the books anyway and tried to get away with it. In the beginning, the hound caused everyone to sense that it was precisely watching Montag do all of the actions he did.
(SIP-A) Montag started to turn against his society. (STEWE-1) His first target was Beatty, who tried to make him turn against books. “And then he was a shrieking blaze, a jumping, sprawling, gibbering mannikin, no longer human or known, all writhing flame on the lawn as Montag shot one continuous pulse of liquid fire on him. There was a hiss like a great mouthful of spittle banging a red hot stove, a bubbling and frothing as if salt had been poured over a monstrous black snail to cause a terrible liquefaction and a boiling over of yellow foam” (Bradbury 115). Montag had shot a pulse of liquid fire onto Beatty and then watched him burn alive.
The climax of Fahrenheit 451 was reached when Montag turned the flamethrower on Beatty, which killed him within seconds. To clarify, the climax of a story is the point where there is a turn of events; it is the moment with the highest amount of action. Beatty was met with his fiery demise soon after he lent Montag a flamethrower to burn down his home-- “And then he was a shrieking blaze, a jumping, sprawling gibbering mannikin, no longer human or known, all writhing flame on the lawn as Montag shot one continuous pulse of liquid fire on him.” (Bradbury 113) His wife left him, he burnt his home, he killed his boss, there is no return for Montag. Undoubtedly, his past was behind him, and there was nothing he could do to get it back. Montag lost it and killed someone, an act of crime that
Guy Montag’s perspective of the firepole and the overall concept changes from delight to disgust over time because key elements around him help break down the once impenetrable wall of his mind that the government has built as they see fit. The birth of this conflict happens at the very beginning of Fahrenheit 451, when Ray Bradbury describes not only the fire station, but also the way Montag looks and feels at that particular moment. This opening is the last point in which Montag feels happy about his job. The fact that he “ hung up his flameproof jacket neatly”(4) and “ he showered luxuriously” (4) proves that not only does Montag feels happy where he is, he loves his job. In Montag’s eyes, the fire pole is like a gift from God.The pole itself is described has a “golden pole” (4).
Ray Bradbury reveals the theme (the importance of books) through the protagonist’s dynamic character, which comes as a result from his conflicts with society. To begin, the rising action of Fahrenheit 451 includes Montag’s internal conflict. This internal conflict initiates doubt in Montag. When Clarisse asks Montag “‘Are you happy?’”, he initially responds “Of course I’m happy” (Bradbury 7-8). However, it is evident that doubt has been planted in his mind, “What does she think?
Montag begins to question everything he has ever known (Bradbury). He starts thinking and steals one book from one of the burning site (Bradbury 34). His Captain comes to know about it and warns him but he still keeps some books with him. Then his Captain makes him burn his house to ashes. He kills his Captain and a few firemen and runs away from the crime spot.
Montag was a firefighter for ten years. He starts off by being a patriot of the law and “it was a pleasure to burn. It was a special pleasure to see things eaten to see things blackened and changed.”(Fahrenheit 451 pg.1) books. He appears to be a follower, a conformist at first, but with the abrupt introduction of a very unorthodox girl “we’re most peculiar”(Fahrenheit 451 pg. 6) Montag was able to open his mind to other ideas.
(SIP-A) Characters in Fahrenheit 451 are constantly committing suicide, they are taking their lives because they are unhappy and depressed, and nobody cares. (STEWE-1) Mildred tried to take her life with a drug overdose, “The small crystal bottle of sleeping tablets which earlier today had been filled with thirty capsules and which now lay uncapped and empty in the light of the tiny flare.”(11). When she woke up the next morning Montag asked her if she had remembered anything and she had no clue what was going on. She didn’t remember that she overdosed and honestly didn't care, it wasn’t a big deal to her that she had almost just killed herself because the whole society tells themselves over and over again that they are happy but they are not, “Last night-’ he said again. She watched his lips casually.’?
Montag is a fireman with a wife. His wife, Mildred, watches television all day, while Montag has to make a living to support the two. One evening, Montag trudges home from work and has an odd conversation with a queen teenage girl named Clarisse. Soon, evening after evening, Montag keeps having conversations with Clarisse. Through these conversations, lies the government has replaced as truth are exposed within his mind.
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!