Mildred says, “Look who’s here. Captain Beatty,” (Bradbury 52). Montag realized what Beatty was doing and what role he played in his little plan to turn Montag and Montag did not want anything to do with Beatty and the firehouse and rebelled against it. Beatty, finally towards the end of the book, pushed montag over the edge. Montag burned Beatty and killed him making him a criminal and having to go into hiding.
Despite his clear disdain for books, he can quote deep, introspective lines and build arguments using them. (pg 103). In this disarming conversation, Beatty catches Montag off guard by describing his dream and the fight they had, quoting deep literature and making his point about how books can be used to argue either side, clearly getting into Montag’s head. Yet despite his self-assurance, he is unhappy. This fact is kept hidden until after his murder, as Montag thinks of the events leading up to it.
In the book Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury the case of Montag vs. Captain Beatty we will be prosecuting Guy Montag on murder with a deadly weapon. Guy killed his fire captain with not explanation or reason. Montag is guilty for the murder of Captain Beatty his fire captain. Captain Beatty was an honored, intelligent, innocent man that has done nothing wrong or bad towards Guy Montag. Guy does not act like a normal person like us. For example Beatty was trying to help Montag by giving him the option to destroy his problems but instead he had different plans. Unlike allowing Beatty to help him Montag choose a completely different route that most humans would not even think of doing. All of these actions occurred because Montag was an owner of over twenty books. Books in our society (Fahrenheit 451) are illegal to own because they corrupt ones mind with fake and damaging knowledge. Montag was found with over twenty books in his house which means that he does no think like a normal person. A person who does not think like our society is considered dangerous to themselves and the ones around them, this is why I am prosecuting Guy Montag.
He did that to save something he used to enjoy destroying. Although the main reason Montag did kill Beatty was because he didn’t want Faber to end up getting hurt nor killed. This ironically fixed Montag’s “problem”. For in the end of that part, Montag said “…. You always said, don’t face a problem, burn it.
The society in this book seemed to be the type that followed the rules or if you didn’t the worst things were going to happen to you. Everybody makes mistake and they try to learn and move on from them but killing someone intentionally would stick with that person forever and they would never be the same. Therefore, some people debate on whether he was completely out of place for killing Beatty or did the best thing for society. Although Montag killed Beatty, many people debate over whether it was the right thing to do or not.
Montag, the main character, is a fireman and he begins to realize that the way of life that he lives in is severely flawed and starts to retaliate against society and asks help from an old friend named Faber. Beatty, the man that goes up against Montag, is also Montag 's fire captain, later in the story Montag kills Beatty to survive. Now, Montag murdered Beatty and that is against the law, but Montag has been justified in burning Beatty, it was either Montag or Beatty, if Montag didn’t kill Beatty it seemed Beatty would kill him. Montag had also trying to protect himself and Faber, Beatty had wanted to die anyway. Montag was already in trouble, by burning Beatty he gave him a second chance to escape and run to sustain his way of life.
‘Something the matter, Montag?’ ‘Why we’ve stopped in front of my house” (Bradbury 107). Montag had finally realized what he had done had all come back to him. Beatty even tried to help him by giving him clues that he was on to Montag.
1. Summary: In this section of Fahrenheit 451, many interesting things happened. Montag kept bringing up Clarisse and what made her special. Mildred did not want to talk about Clarisse because she was dead and wanted to talk about someone who was alive. Montag wanted to learn why he was reading books and the purpose of them.
To be an individual, Montag must listen to his own mind, and not depend or listen to anyone. When Montag started to think on his own, his fire chief, Captain Beatty started to notice so he went to his house to have a talk with him. Days later Montag goes to see a new friend named Faber, Faber was hiding because he reads and has a lot of books. Montag and Faber helped each other out with their problems. One, being that Montag has hidden books in his own house.
Montag displays his determination in his conversation and brawl with Beatty, when escaping the murder of Beatty, and when reaching the river. Montag exemplifies determination when talking with Beatty. Before Montag confronts Beatty, he “felt his right foot, then hit left foot, move. ‘Old man,’ he said, ‘stay with me’”
How Captain Beatty of Fahrenheit 451 Illustrates “The Mindset of Those Who Censor” Persis Karim said in The New Assault on Libraries, "Obviously, the danger is not in the actual act of reading itself, but rather, the possibility that the texts children read will incite questions, introduce novel ideas, and provoke critical inquiry." Set in the 24th century, Ray Bradbury’s book, Fahrenheit 451, depicts a society in which books have been outlawed by a government fearing an independent-thinking public. Enforcing this law through incineration of book material, homes, and even book owners is the duty of firemen, such as the Chief Captain Beatty, whose insidious personality makes him the quintessence of an antagonist. However, his contradictions
In this book, Bradbury uses the character of Faber to expand Montag’s intellectual capabilities to understand reality, demonstrate the paramount desire to change the structure of their society. This is shown in numerous ways, the first when Faber tells Montag an interesting quote, this is when Montag first sees Faber at his house to ask him to teach him. Then Faber says this to Montag. "Mr. Montag, you are looking at a coward.
The government televises a fabricated capture of Montag when in truth; he escaped the Hound after he killed Beatty. Granger says to Montag, “they're faking. You threw them off at the river. They can't admit it. They know they can hold their audience only so long.