On the other hand, Beatty and Faber are static characters, although they have different perspectives about the books, but their ideas are completely remain constant throughout the story. For example, Beatty believes that the books should be destroyed, and eliminated throughout the story. He thinks that having books will remove the happiness from the society, but Faber believes that the books are crucial and significant, and we shouldn’t be annihilated, and destroyed. He believes that are something in the books that are bigger than words.
Guy Montag and Captain Beatty used to have similar beliefs and opinions on society, but Montag’s views change, and his and Beatty’s beliefs come into conflict. Thus, Captain Beatty is the antagonist in the story, opposed to Montag. Even so, while there are many differences between Beatty and Montag, Beatty is just as wise as Montag in his own respect. For example, Beatty is able to tell that when Montag does not come into work, he is hiding something. Although he never says it, Beatty suspects Montag for stealing a book, and he warns him that he should return it or burn it himself.
In this quote, he realizes that what he does for a living is wrong and he should change his ways and do what a fireman is supposed to do. Montag contributes to the theme because he is the main character and he contributes to the theme by being the antagonist and being the main character. Montag and Clarisse both contribute to the theme because Clarisse alters Montag as the book goes on because she knows that he is not happy with his life and she wants him to realize the beauty around him and she wants him to enjoy life. In conclusion, Montag, and Clarisse have similarities even they are polar opposites because Clarisse is happy all the time and very questionable while Montag is gloomy and very
Distraction Versus Happiness Frequently, individuals have amusing distractions and happiness that conflict one another— moreover, individuals live in a world where enticing distraction dominates all of society. The societies in both Fahrenheit 451 and ”Equilibrium”, citizens are so focused on distractions that they do not realize that they have never been truly happy before. Kurt Wimmer’s film “Equilibrium” and Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 demonstrate the distraction of over-stimulation from both societies prevents the citizens from realizing that they are truly unhappy. Over-stimulation causes both societies to make citizens content with what they have by having them excessively focus on nonessentials rather than what is actually occurring
Once the truth is unveiled the ex prisoner tries to tell others but is stopped by the them, Beatty. After rejection, our leads set out and attempt to tell the truth but people would rather fight for their own beliefs rather than try and consider or accept new
Montag does not really realize that it is out to get him, he just knows he does not like it and they should fix it. But he is only feeling this way because he has books and feels guilty, but he is taking his guilt by storm. Mildred is very attached to her ‘family’ in the wall. When she is mad or irritated with Montag she goes and talks to her ‘family’ because they make her feel better. But she is just programmed to think that because in reality it does not.
(AGG) Many people believe that money will buy you happiness, but no matter how much money you spend, you will never get the true happiness you receive from people. (BS-1) The characters in the novel Fahrenheit 451 focus on looks and value their possessions. (BS-2) Becoming materialistic has many effects towards people. (BS-3) There are some people in the society who reject the idea of materialism. (TS) Ray Bradbury created a society full of materialistic people to warn the readers about the dangers of being overly focused on materials.
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.
Holden went into his conversation with Sally seeking to fix his problems with living in society full of phonies. In the processes he was trying to get Sally to see the world through his eyes. Though the results of his words resulted in the social rejection of Sally. Holden desperately longs for a lasting relationship with someone, this is why he is contacting everyone in his “Humans have a fundamental need to belong. Just as we have needs for food and water, we also have needs for positive and lasting relationships” (Weir 1”) Holden always wants to fit in but he can’t because of his perspective on everything.
Where ignorance is bliss, ‘tis folly to be wise. In a society that functions by this proverb, wisdom is hard to come by. However, for a being longing for this wisdom, with a natural urge of curiosity, this “bliss” is hell. Equality, a being longing for the validation of his differences in a society of group mentality, is spare of individual morality. He accepts the ignorance of total equality that is forced on him, but is contrastingly different from the image of a part of a communal whole.
In Fahrenheit 451, information is restricted, and people are given so many useless “‘facts’ they feel stuffed, but absolutely ‘brilliant’ with information”(pg 58). So they’ll be ‘happy’, but it is a fake happiness. Because of this people think they are happy, but commit suicide because they are not. There are also a small few who still read books, but they must keep it a secret, or the books