Montag soon figures out that the mysterious girl is Clarisse McClellan, his new teenage neighbour. Clarisse opens Montag’s eyes to a new perspective and tells him about the past. For example, Montag learned that firemen used to put out fires instead of starting them, and billboards used to be 20 feet long. After his deep conversation with Clarisse, Montag starts to question whether or not he enjoys burning books, and realizes that there is no real happiness in his life. Many events trigger Montag’s awareness of himself and his society.
Mildred ends up sitting down and reading with Montague, but she doesn’t seem to keep interest and doesn’t feel it is important. After trying to read all the books, Montague looks to Faber for help since he was an english professor. The two then discuss and form a plan to plant books in the other firefighter’s houses. Faber then gives him, what we would call a “bluetooth” speaker, but an earpiece so Faber can hear what he is hearing. While Montague has the ear piece in, Mildred has two friends over whose husbands are at
As a fireman Montage’s job is to burn books, but Montage soon questions the reasons he is a fireman, which is shown when Montage meets clarisse because she is “odd” and unlike society in many ways it makes him start to think more like her and question why things are the way they are (Bradbury, 5). She asks Montage many questions about why he is a fireman and if what he believes he is doing is right which makes him wonder if firemen are the good guys at all or are they just a way to solve the differences in the world and make everyone alike. The fact that Clarisse is different from society makes Montage see the other perspective of life making him question the way he thinks. When Montage “burns and old lady with her books” this makes montage wonder what was so important about the books for a woman to kill herself over. This question haunted montage which made him do irrational things that are against the law like read books and steal them.
states,”Twain’s book is one of the most-challenged of all time and is frequently challenged even today because of its frequent use of the word “nigger.” Otherwise it is alleged the book is “racially insensitive,” “oppressive,” and “perpetuates racism” (Banned Books Week, 2000). This demonstrates that
Fahrenheit 451 is a book that tells a story of one fireman called Montag, the story passes in one futuristic society where the books are prohibited and if they are found they are burned by the fireman. Most of the people in this society seems to be brainwashed and do not care to learn. During the story different people appear, showing how people in that society were. The book can be interpreted in several ways, but the way that seems more realistic is that the world in the future will be like this. I chose page 8 and 9 of the book fahrenheit 451, because it shows character building of Montag and Clarisse.
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
Ray Bradbury 's Fahrenheit 451 is about Montag, a fireman who burns books instead of saving them, who questions the government 's decision to outlaw reading all together. Montag 's questioning is brought up when he has a lengthy discussion with his young curious neighbor, Clarisse. This seventeen year old, asked so many questions about life ,and the meaning of things, she also spoke to Montag about the horrible society they live in. Although Clarisse was killed early on in the book, she left an imprint on Montag to speak out against the government and Beatty. Clarisse like all children was curious, she’d spend her days wandering the town looking at flowers and people.
Some people struggle in the outside world, while others struggle in the inside world, or with themselves. In Ray Bradbury’s novel, Fahrenheit 451, the main character Guy Montag is conflicting with himself. Initially, Montag thinks that he is happy and content with his life as a fireman burning books, but after meeting a peculiar neighbor, he realizes that he is struggling internally with his happiness in his life. In the beginning of the book, Montag’s thoughts to himself illustrates himself as a satisfied man.
The first similarity between the two society is that both ban books, my society bans books because people feel they need to ban books because it does not line up with their religious or moral beliefs also it can be offensive to some people. Another reason both society are the same is that each other live in society where people are becoming more and more violent towards each other, an example of this is one Clarisse tells Montag that she 's "afraid of children my own age. They kill each other... Six of my friends have been shot in the last year alone” page 30. With my society people kill each other all the time for no reasons.
Montag finds out that literature is really important and useful. Montag changes throughout the book, in the beginning he is a firefighter that burns books and by the end of the book he wants to save books and read them. Faber is a very influential person in Montag’s life in the book. Faber influenced Montag that books are important to society and that they shouldn’t burn them anymore. Faber states: “This book has pores.
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)
Guy Montag has never questioned his job before he ever met Clarisse McClellan. For instance Guy Montag is confronted with a thought in mind of how he does not understand the whole truth about books. The author wrote how Guy Montag had met a young lady named Clarisse one day , and she asked Montag why are books illegal and why do firemen burn books. Someone
Two seemingly unalike books like Fahrenheit 451 written by Ray Bradbury and Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass written by himself provide a great example of comparing the two different themes and even finding common ones between them. Every time a book is read, deep thought should be taken in order to fully understand the themes and morals the author is trying to impose on his or her audience. In this case, the pursuit for a higher education, freedom, and developing oneself. Fahrenheit 451 is a book about an everyday fireman living in a future United States whose job is to burn books.
During the second part of Fahrenheit 451, Montag and Millie begin to pursue the stolen books he has acquired. As Montag reads, he begins to understand what Clarisse meant when she said that she knew how life is meant to be experienced. However, he does not completely understand the books and needs help in doing so. Montag recalls a meeting last year with an elderly man named Faber who knew a time before books were banned. He remembers that he kept Faber’s phone number and determines that if anyone can help him, he can.
Fahrenheit 451, a novel written by Ray Bradbury, is set in a fictional dystopian world of the future. The main character in the story, Guy Montag, is a respected fireman. However, in this era, firemen are government workers who start fires and burn banned books, instead of putting fires out, destroying years maybe decades worth of knowledge. Guy Montag’s society restricts the access of books to the public, limiting their understanding of ideas, thoughts, and emotions. In this novel, people labeled as misfits and outcasts are those who read and think.