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.
Montague didn’t show up for work one day, so Captain Beatty pays him a visit letting him know that at some point all firefighters become curious about the point behind their daily job. 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.
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.
In today's society there are books that are banned because of not being appropriate to modern society. This compares to Fahrenheit’s society because they burn books and limit information like the banning of books in today’s society. An example of a book that is banned is The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. Banned Books Week an organization that celebrates the freedom to read 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.
“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
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. In the first sentence, Montag is doing his job and burning books.
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. I will like to discuss which society is better my society or Fahrenheit 451’s society.
Montag’s attention about books changes after the girl burns to death. He starts to think differently about books and really considers reading them. 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.