In the book Fahrenheit 451 Beatty is killed by Montag. To understand this event we need to understand what 's happened. Beatty addresses Montag on the dangers of books. Beatty makes Montag feel intimidated. In his hand is a flamethrower at this time. Beatty questions Montag about the books he had kept. Montag doesn 't answer and Beatty hits him, it knocks the radio from his ear, picking it up Beatty says he will have to trace it and, "drop in on your friend". Montag feels threatened and angry with Beatty. Montag loses it and switches the safety snap on the flamethrower and kills Beatty. Montag is justified in killing Captain Beatty.
Captain Beatty picks up the earpiece and threatens to trace it back to Montag’s friend. Without hesitation, Montag flips the switch on the flamethrower he is currently holding and burns Beatty to death. Montag showed so much affection towards his friend, Faber, that he went to great lengths to protect him just as Albert Schweitzer went to extraordinary lengths to protect others around him (Bradbury 112). Albert Schweitzer showed interest in and helped others. In Fahrenheit 451, the author states “And Mildred… Get out!
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.
For every protagonist, there is an antagonist lurking around the corner. They are viewed as vicious, evil people or concepts going out of their way to sabotage the main character. This does not pertain to some antagonists, but in this case, the stereotype holds true. Montag does seem to star in the song I Am My Own Worst Enemy by Lit, but Captain Beatty’s wrongdoings overrule, showcasing him as the prominent bad guy. Captain Beatty is the main antagonist of Fahrenheit 451, because of his occupation, his chosen ignorance, and his representation of society.
Montag, the main character, is a fireman and he begins to realize that the way of life that he lives in is severely flawed and starts to retaliate against society and asks help from an old friend named Faber. Beatty, the man that goes up against Montag, is also Montag 's fire captain, later in the story Montag kills Beatty to survive. Now, Montag murdered Beatty and that is against the law, but Montag has been justified in burning Beatty, it was either Montag or Beatty, if Montag didn’t kill Beatty it seemed Beatty would kill him. Montag had also trying to protect himself and Faber, Beatty had wanted to die anyway. Montag was already in trouble, by burning Beatty he gave him a second chance to escape and run to sustain his way of life.
Beatty, the firehouse captain, had been suspicious of Montag being in possession of literature. His dubious thoughts are found to be correct when Mildred turned Montag in. Montag is forced to go on the run, leaving the city for the countryside, where he finds other outcasted intellectuals. The city is bombed, leaving it completely destroyed and the society in ruins. The society Ray Bradbury creates in Fahrenheit 451 showcases how censorship is a threat to free thinking, society’s humanity, and human relationships through the use of imagery, symbolism and motifs.
Montag’s Internal and External Conflicts People sometimes have a great effect on other people, even if they do not realize it. That is what happens to Guy Montag, a main character in Ray Bradbury’s science fiction novel, Fahrenheit 451. In the novel he comes across many characters that change him. In the novel Ray Bradbury uses conflict to show the knowledge and ignorance in the characters. Ray Bradbury uses Montag’s internal and external conflict throughout the book to show how he is changed by these things.
The disadvantages to this point of view are mostly based on the fact that we cannot gage the feeling of Chief Beatty, but we can gage the emotions of Montag, to a certain extent. C. i) ““Do you ever read any of the books you burn?” He laughed. “That would be against the law!”” (pg5)
The society in this book seemed to be the type that followed the rules or if you didn’t the worst things were going to happen to you. Everybody makes mistake and they try to learn and move on from them but killing someone intentionally would stick with that person forever and they would never be the same. Therefore, some people debate on whether he was completely out of place for killing Beatty or did the best thing for society. Although Montag killed Beatty, many people debate over whether it was the right thing to do or not.
Faber explains to Montag that he doesn’t want to get involved by claiming ”I can sit comfortably home, warming my frightened bones, and hear and analyse the firemen 's world, find its weaknesses, without danger. I 'm the Queen Bee, safe in the hive” -Bradbury pg 88. The ultimate boon in Fahrenheit 451 alternatively and more commonly called the climax is when Montag is taken to burn his own house by Beatty. Montag, as angry as can be, turns and burns Beatty. Beatty was a character created for the reader to dislike.
Which is when one of the characters, named Captain Beatty told her, “‘Where’s your common sense? None of those books agree with each other…’ Beatty flicked his fingers to spark the kerosene” The quote and action that the character did showed that, for him, burning is a simple task with no feelings behind it. Later in in the book, that changes, he states his true feelings about action of burning. Like it says in page, 109 where Beatty tells Montag, “What is fire? It’s a mystery.
Beatty changes the quote to foreshadow the fireman's next tip off where Montag is caught. Throughout the arguments it is clear that Beatty has memorized many, many quotes and morals from books, allowing him to possess much more knowledge and power. Whether the society teaches all head firemen these things or if Beatty became a fireman to gain access to books as well as any other reason is unclear. However, it's funny that he basically insults himself by saying he can't stand those like
How Captain Beatty of Fahrenheit 451 Illustrates “The Mindset of Those Who Censor” Persis Karim said in The New Assault on Libraries, "Obviously, the danger is not in the actual act of reading itself, but rather, the possibility that the texts children read will incite questions, introduce novel ideas, and provoke critical inquiry." Set in the 24th century, Ray Bradbury’s book, Fahrenheit 451, depicts a society in which books have been outlawed by a government fearing an independent-thinking public. Enforcing this law through incineration of book material, homes, and even book owners is the duty of firemen, such as the Chief Captain Beatty, whose insidious personality makes him the quintessence of an antagonist. However, his contradictions
Beatty understands the way the world works in retrospect to the events leading up to the current situation of their government. As a fireman you must know what you are doing and how it benefits your society. Beatty explains the reason that books are banned to Montag, and doing so helps us understand the most important factor in the story. You must not offend anyone whatsoever. To maintain peace you must cease from reading or writing anything that could slightly be taken out of context.