He explains how society has changed, new technology, and moral changes. In his novel, Fahrenheit 451, Bradbury explains that because of society getting attached to technology and other topics that don’t require deep thought, they have ruled out reading, and with that, books. Society has taught people for years that books are simply bad. Everyone knows that books are not allowed, which is one of the reasons why Millie decided to turn her husband in. We can use this as an example to justify Millie turning in her husband because she was brainwashed by society.
Their childhood is a waste, not knowing what they are doing or how to have an interesting conversation. Society gives them no purpose other than to “accidentally” kill people who the government knows is a threat to the society. Most importantly, is the restricted relationships the people have. The people believe they love each other at one point and they buy a home together. For example, Mildred and Montag think they love each other, but Mildred is to blinded by the government.
In the beginning of Fahrenheit 451 he thought book aren’t made to be read, but to be destroyed. In the end of the story he thought the opposite that books were made to have a knowledge. Guy is a person that questions everything. He’s a third generation fireman who takes his job seriously but grows restless. Guy actually has a heart because he felt that Clarisse is his daughter and when the old lady had a book in her house he didn’t want to burn her house.
People talked too much. And they had time to think.[…]’”(Bradbury, 60) Montag’s view of society dramatically changes after his discussions with the girl mentioned above, his neighbor. His neighbor’s free-thinking ideas influence him to believe that it is a dystopian society he lives in, even though almost everyone thinks of it as utopia. He kills the Chief and the other firemen to prevent them from going after a fellow book reader.
Ladies and gentlemen, we are here today to discuss the actions of Mildred turning in her husband for his twenty plus amount of hidden books. In Fahrenheit 451, Mildred’s actions are not justified because Montag provided a safe life for her and marriage vows state to stand by your significant other through thick and thin. On the other hand, Mildred was raised in a society that did not educate her in what was right or wrong. She did not want to get in trouble, risking the loss of her “family” who she favored over her husband, Montag. Also Mildred’s actions were justified because, Montag was breaking the law, and even though he’s her husband, she did what she thought was right in hope to not lose everything they had.
Bradbury used metaphors frequently throughout Fahrenheit 451 to add vibrancy and a layer of clarity to his work. To put it plainly, metaphors are comparisons between two things that are not alike by means that exclude terms such as like, as, than, or resembles. A metaphor was encountered as Montag justified his career to Mildred, stating his “‘... grandfather and father were firemen. In [his] sleep, [he] ran after them.’” (Bradbury 49)
In the beginning of the novel, Guy Montag believes fully in the reasoning behind his job, and does not seem to question it at all, as he is characterized as someone who stands up for what he believes in. That is until he meets Clarisse McClellan who makes him stop and ponder on his ways of going about life. He begins to think doubtfully about the burning of books and looks to his conscience to find that maybe burning all of those books was the wrong thing to do. “Maybe the books can get us half out of the cave. They just might stop us from making the same damn insane mistakes!”
Godfrey Cass is Squire Cass’ oldest son. He is good-natured, selfish, and weak-willed, and knows what is right but is unwilling to pay the price for listening to his conscience. When he was younger, he married Molly Farren, an opium addict, with whom he had a daughter. Godfrey’s handling of his secret marriage demonstrates a mixture of guilt and cowardice that kept him from really opening up for most of the novel. This secret is kept for most of the novel because Godfrey knows that if word of his marriage goes public, his father will disown him.
The men always thought they knew best and they would often laugh and scoff when the women would try to voice their opinions. In “The Yellow Wallpaper” the narrator tries to explain to her husband that the summer house they are living in is not helping her condition and that it needs to be renovated, but he does not take her seriously. Instead, John replied that “the place is doing you good and really, dear, I don’t care to renovate the house just for a three months’ rental”(Perkins 772). John was not listening to his wife at all and she wasn’t even getting better, but he told her she was. The men did not pay attention to any of their wives concerns and they would often let the woman know what they were saying was nonsense.
In “Counterparts” and “A Little Cloud”, both of the main characters hate their job have a strong desire to be free from the boredom of their jobs. When Maria first started her job at the Protestant charity house she was not very fond of her job, although she later grew to like it. At the ending of “Counterparts”, Farrington,who seems unhappy, returns to his middle class home and searches for his wife. Farrington begins to yell at Tom, one of his five sons. Farrington begins to mimic or “make fun” of what his son is telling him.
Montag had several other books that he had taken from homes previous to this one, and kept them hidden beneath the grill off his ventilator. It is then that the rising action occurs where Montag becomes curious of the books’ contents, and decides to break away from the molds of society where people are heavily influenced by the media, and do not question the censorship of literacy. The morning following the response to the alarm of the suicidal woman’s house, Montag decides to take the night off work to explore the books. Before Millie was able to notify Beatty of Montag’s absence, Beatty shows up to their house. Beatty acknowledges that Montag is beginning to question the roles of firemen, and explains why the books are banned.
Throughout everyone's life, decisions are made using free will. But in the end, fate is what determines the outcome of everything. In the book Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, there are decisions made by the characters using their free will, but no decisions could’ve stopped the tragedy of there love. All of the events leading up to Romeo and Juliet's death were not caused by free will, but they were caused by fate.
In the novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury the character known as Montag is ironic. On the first page of the novel, it states “With the brass nozzle in his fists, with this great python spitting its venomous kerosene upon the world,...” This shows irony because Montag is introduced to the readers as a fireman. This quote explains to us that Montag is the one shooting venomous kerosene at the world, or in other words he is the one making the fire. Montag’s wife, Mildred however does not show irony, but shows lackadaisical behavior.
The symbol of hands throughout the novel “Fahrenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury, hands of Montag and others represent their desires, thoughts, and intentions, Montag’s goal is specifically is for him to reach his goal of making his mark on the world, and separating himself from his ruined society’s average person. From early on in the book, Montag’s hands had been moving towards his goal he was not even fully aware of yet. Montag later on adapted to this goal his hands had been working towards, Montag now let his hands roam freely, they did what he himself didn't have the courage to do.
The idea that everything around us is connected is not one most people want to embrace. People like to organize their lives in ways that make them feel like they are safe or in control. Allan Wolf explores this idea in “The Watch That Ends The Night”. Wolf uses the tragic accident of the Titanic to show how the characters can't keep unwanted people or events out of their lives. He connects the characters in ways that you would not expect and demonstrates that we are all vulnerable to the forces of fate no matter how hard we try to avoid them.