In this part of the book, all of the firemen including Montag received a call to burn a house with the books in there. Here became the turning point for Montag as he saw the woman, who already had made her decision to die rather than live in a world of oppression and restricted freedom of thought which books symbolize in this part, burns with the illegal books in the burning house, refusing to go out without the assurance of the safety of the books. We can suppose that his perception is gradually changing through the phrase showing that Montag felt a huge guilt over this, unlike the other firemen or Beatty. Furthermore, during the conversation with his wife, Mildred, Montag says, “We burn a thousand books. We burnt a woman."(page.
“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
In Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, Montag, the protagonist and book burner, battles between the light and dark sides of society, first with Beatty, his boss, and the government and then with Clarisse, a neighbor girl and Faber, an English professor. Montag is stuck in the dark burning books and is ignorant to the world around him. He moves towards greater awareness when he meets Clarisse and is awakened to the wonders of deep thought and books. Finally, he risks his life by trying to save the books. At the outset, Montag was consumed by the darkness.
Ironically, he kills him using the weapon that he is fighting himself--fire. Montag does not feel like he has much alternative other than torching his boss. One way that this relates to our current world is there continues to be many murders and deaths. The same thing applies to Fahrenheit 451. At one point Clarisse says "I'm afraid of children my own age.
For example, when an old woman, whose house was being incinerated for keeping books, stays inside, she shouts out “Play the man, Master Ridley!” (pp. 40), originally said by a man condemned to being burned at the stake for heresy in 1555. Beatty understood this quote to the extent that he knew who and when it was said. The numerous books Beatty read had been written by a variety of authors with different and sometimes opposing thoughts and opinions. Considering the society in Fahrenheit 451 is centered about conformation, Beatty is violently averse to the thought of having conflicting vantage points.
It must even be dramatized” (Steinbeck 47). Support #2, 2: Later on in the conversation between Colonel Lanser and Mayor Orden, Colonel Lanser reaches the following conclusion: “The coal miner must be shot publicly, because the theory is that others will then restrain themselves from killing our men” (Steinbeck 49). Support #2, 3: In the later part of the novel, Tonder shows up at Molly Morden’s home in which he expresses feelings that he has for her. The manner in which Molly talks about her husband to Tonder causes him to realize that Molly’s husband was the one that he killed. Molly showcases her anger about the way in which her husband was executed when she takes a pair of scissors and prepares to kill Tonder with them right before she lets Tonder back into her home (Steinbeck
At this point in the book the inherent violence that has been building up through the whole story because of anger and fear takes over and they kill Simon. This shows how humans are inherently violent and without rules in place violence creates a society so defective that it drives people to kill their friends. Another example of violence creating a dysfunctional society in Lord of the Flies is when Jack and the hunters let the fire out to go kill their first pig. “I cut the pig’s throat,” said Jack, proudly, and yet twitched as he said it. “Can I borrow yours, Ralph, to make a nick in the hilt?” The boys chattered and danced.
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.
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.
Montag must go through the hurt and confusion he does through with his wife and with fire in order to feel the warmth and comfort he goes through in the end. Bradbury ensues that it is not only okay, but fundamental, to be broken down in order to thrive. The different stages of fire portray the stages of Montag’s identity growing from being so lost and confused, to being certain in who he and what he wants. Montag has a single-viewed, destructive view of fire that stunts his ability to grow. Probably the most common association of fire is destruction.
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.
While sacrificing yourself in a rebellion, risking other people may occur. Montag’s rebellion had a vindictive approach and he decided to put illicit books in another fireman’s house. He remarks, “And now since you’re a fireman’s wife, it’s your house and your turn, for all the houses your husband burned and the people he hurt without thinking” (123). Montag planted the books in the fireman’s house and ran away as a way of revenge for all the houses the fireman burned down. By the law, people who had books were thrown in jail.
Montag, as angry as can be, turns and burns Beatty. Beatty was a character created for the reader to dislike. He is the character that is the perfect example of what the society they live in was created to be. Montag burning him was a symbolic moment that represented Montag leaving the society he had lived in his whole life and making his life what he had wanted it to be. It was Montag burning