He is just as guilty as Montag because he read books as well and hid information that was very valid to the knowledge of the people of the society. There is little evidence for the fact that Beatty hid the truth about censorship in hiding books, but with what evidence is relevant, Beatty will be proven guilty for his obstruct actions. Furthermore, the captain kept society from thinking with the help of the government, which didn’t provide the time for thought because it caused many distractions for the people. TV shows were brief and cars were being driven out of control, while no consequences were being thought of. The government didn’t know how they were being played by the powerful Beatty.
Many a times people in power have resorted to violence to solve their problems. In the book Fahrenheit 451, Bradbury explains that this happens throughout. The government killed and innocent man when Montag was on the run. This man had caused no harm, all he was doing was taking a nights walk and because this was odd he was marked as a person of interest. The government would assume that he was probably a book owner and had the hound kill him instead of hunting down Montag.
Fahrenheit 451, a dystopian novel written by Ray Bradbury in the mid-20th century, is a compelling story about a futuristic society when firemen start fires instead of stopping them, books are deemed wrong and illegal, and to try to change things or have individual opinions is considered wrong. Guy Montag is a fireman who has spent the past 10 years setting fires and burning books, but when meets a Clarisse, a 17-year-old girl who notices the problems in their society, he begins questioning it. This soon comes to his fire chief’s attention, and Beatty wastes no time in trying to put a stop to it. However, Beatty is a very complicated character who is facing his own internal turmoil, and is not as simple as Montag makes him out to be. It is evident that Beatty is in conflict with himself with his obvious hypocrisy over knowledge and books and his want to die, and this deeply affects the entire novel.
One of the similarities between these societies is the banning of books. Back in the 1600’s books were banned in the US due to the content within the pages. Many of the messages in books have been misinterpreted and misjudged causing them to be censored. An interview by the PBS Newshour of newsela writes, “Is there ever a cause for
One danger that people could face is not knowing what we see on the news or in the newspaper’s is actually true, and what people say just to cover themselves up or make someone else look good in the person’s eyes. One of the dangers that Guy Montag faced all throughout the book was that if he told anyone about the books he had stolen and hid in his house the authorities would come to his house and burn the books and the house itself. Mass control is considered a mass danger of censorship because someone controls everyone’s thoughts and imagination. Mass control takes away a person’s right to be themselves in society. “In post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), this reaction is charged or damaged.
“There’s no reason to change.” In Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, Captain Beatty, the Captain fireman said this quote, but Montag was able to prove him wrong by changing. Prior to this quote, the main character, Guy Montag is a fireman, and his job is to burn books at people’s houses because they are illegal in the society that they live in. He realizes that he is not truly happy with his life and with this society, so he decides to steal books and then read the hidden ones in his house. He becomes a fugitive in the society and has to run away, and eventually, the whole city gets bombed, and Montag is going to help rationalize and bring the ruinous society back to its feet the right way. Ray Bradbury uses the motif of contrasts to portray the theme that human beings are complicated and perplexing and that people are able to change in diverse approaches.
Considering the society in Fahrenheit 451 is centered about conformation, Beatty is violently averse to the thought of having conflicting vantage points. Beatty even explains to Montag, a fireman with growing inquiry, about “what traitors books can be” in attempts to deter him from reading. By traitors, Beatty means to express his coming away lost due to authors “all of them running about, putting out the stars and extinguishing the sun.” He argues that rather than challenging people with discovering truth themselves, it is in their best interest to not “give them any slippery stuff like philosophy or sociology to tie things up with. That way lies melancholy.” Rather, “Any man who can take a TV wall apart and put it back together again, and most men can nowadays, is happier than any man who tries to slide rule,
An example of a character that wants justice is Terry Malloy. Terry wants justice for Joey Doyle’s murder. Doyle only wanted justice for his town, and to get the justice, he agreed to testify against Friendly. Friendly had murdered Joey Doyle and made his murder seem like a suicide. At the end of On the Waterfront, Terry testifies against felon Johnny Friendly.
He cussed away, with all his might. ‘In this part of the book Boggs gets killed by the Colonel and the crowd that was around to view the little stunt Boggs and pulled had all disappeared. This furthermore shows how getting drunk can cause nothing but trouble for everyone and how the society does nothing to help Boggs or to punish the Colonel for killing a man. From this it can also be seen how justice never prevailed in the case of Boggs and the people who were swindled out of their money, the law had done nothing to help the innocent people. Mark Twain is pessimistic towards the law because from the book it can be seen
The dystopian novel “Fahrenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury introduces a local fireman named Guy Montag, but being a fireman isn’t the same occupation it is today. In this far away world books are illegal, just like drugs or treason. The job of getting rid of these binded pieces of literature lies in the hand of the firemen, burning every novel they can get their hands on. Montag has lived under the impression that this is normal, with his wife MIldred constantly hypnotized by a screen covered wall to which he can’t even break her trance. This is all Montag knows and lives by until Clarisse, Montag’s neighbor, pops into his life.