Nature did not care if these men live or not. One of them named Billie drowned at the end of the story. He was the hardworking man from the whole crew. But nature seems very indifferent to him and for his struggle. According to the narrator, “When it occurs to a man that nature does not regard him as important” (Sec 6); this quote shows nature does not give any importance to people.
In the first four pages of Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury uses figurative language to describe how Montag lives jocundly ignorant about his superficial society, when in reality he is destroying it. Bradbury begins by describing Montag as someone who enjoys destruction with his “fiery smile” (Bradbury 4) alike most citizens in this futuristic society similar to current society, for “It was a special pleasure to see things eaten, to see things blackened and changed” (Bradbury 2). Blackened and changed is a metaphor for the process in which firemen burn knowledge out of society, something Montag believes is right and takes part in. He thinks that burning is a beautiful thing to do, and that his hands are “the hands of some amazing conductor playing
The differences and similarities between the book’s society and our modern day society really bulged out at me while I was reading the book ‘Fahrenheit 451’. In Fahrenheit 451, books are banned. And instead of having firemen that put out fire, the firemen start the fire to burn down books and houses.There are many differences and similarities between our modern day society and the the society in the book ‘Fahrenheit 451’. Such as our Government, Technology, and Behavior. One example of similarities and differences of the two societies is the Government.
Ralph follows the lead of the hunters and makes his decisions based more on the savage instinct humans hold than what we had seen in the beginning of the novel. Golding uses Ralph as an example of the loss of civilization as Ralph is seen to be losing his sense of society through his forgetfulness of the fire. Ralph had lingered on what the fire was being used for when trying to make a point, “‘The smoke’s a signal and we can’t be rescued if we don’t have smoke.’ ‘I knew that!’ shouted Ralph. Piggy nodded propitiatingly” (Golding 174). Piggy is trying to satisfy and calm Ralph since he is able to see that Ralph is losing his leadership skills.
Montag began his career as a dedicated fireman. He was taught to burns books and he performed this task well, taking great joy in his life as a firemen. He loved the smell of kerosene burning the books at 451 degrees Fahrenheit. These were the books that were so vehemently hated. But this all changed when Montag met a young girl by the name of Clarisse.
Despite being on opposite sides of the law, the characters Guy Montag, from Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, and DC comic character Mick Rory by John Broome and Carmine Infantio, are actually quite similar and share the symbol of fire. Both characters show some level of pyromania. In a story where books and building and even people get burned saying that some pyromania would be easy enough. However, according to britannica.com pyromania is, “an impulse-control disorder characterized by the recurrent compulsion to set fires.” In the beginning of Fahrenheit 451 it says “It was a special pleasure to see things eaten, to see things blacken and changed.” (Bradbury 1) when talking about Montag. He is getting pleasure from burning things.
At the beginning of the book Montag acts without thinking about what he is doing. It is only when Clarisse McClellan starts talking to Montag that he starts thinking about what he is doing and why he is doing some of those things. For example, one of the biggest concerns he has is why is he a fireman. When the book begins, Montag is not thinking about what he doing for his profession. It is in the job description to burn books and the houses that came along with them and he goes about his job conscientiously.
Most important is how Montag can actually be seen as more human than the other androids considering how he looks at Clarisse as a fellow human would with full attention and a hint of compassion. Though he has red eyes, this is the cause of his taught defense mechanism against different beings such as Clarisse. Also, on Clarisse’s end, she shows full humanity and faith in Montag with her tears in hope that he may change this dystopian world for the better and become humane himself. The other androids want to stop this, but Clarisse’s influence is too strong because of their isolation and her strong, blue
Ironically, instead of putting out the fire firefighters begin fires; however, this happens to be Montag’s occupation. In Ray Bradbury’s novel Fahrenheit 451, Guy Montag, consecrates societal expectations but is taught to overcome them and change what he believes is the right. As he is consumed in the ideology of society, Montag concludes setting a blaze to books is justifiable to appease to the law and maintain equilibrium. He sought a “pleasure to burn” the novels, observing them blacken is what he enjoys but moreso he enjoys the feeling of justice after burning books (Bradbury 3). Over the years, society implanted this idea into Montag's head telling him it is laudable.
He uses it to intimidate the citizens of Fahrenheit 451, as well as a means of garbage disposal. Some examples from the book are, “Its real beauty is that is destroys responsibility and consequences. A problem gets too burdensome, then into the furnace with it… clean, quick, sure; nothing to rot later.” That quote is from and can be found on page 109 of Fahrenheit 451. Also another example of this is, “The important thing for you to remember, Montag, is we’re the Happiness Boys… you and I and the others. We stand against the small tide of those who want to make everyone unhappy with conflicting theory and thought.
Information citizens know are derived from the government, and since the citizens also have no access to books, they can only rely on information from the government. Citizens in Montag’s world do not question the government because they are unaware of the contents of books, which have been censored from them. Additionally, purging society of books destroys years and decades worth of precious information retaining the world’s history. During a conversation with Clarisse McClellan and Montag, Clarisse asked, “ ‘Is it true that long ago firemen put fires out instead of going to start them?’ ‘No. Houses have always been fireproof, take my word for it’ ”(Bradbury 6).