Granger's Advice In Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury

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Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury, is about Guy Montag, a fireman from the future. His job is to burn books. But after ten years, he meets some people who cause him to start questioning his society. After many life-changing events, Montag finally rebels. Throughout the story, there are three men that give Guy advice. They teach him all about the history of their society, the world outside of their community and lastly, they convince him to start the rebellion. Faber, the retired English professor, gives Montag the most influential advice of the three men. He gives the tools and knowledge he needs to start the uprising against his society. “Number one: Do you know why books are so important? Because they have quality” (Bradbury 83). Faber makes …show more content…

Granger’s advice does not protect him from very much, but it does inform Guy of the world outside of his society. “And hold onto one thought. You’re not important. You’re not anything. Someday the load we’re carrying with us may help someone” (Bradbury 163, 164). Although it seems as though Granger’s society is completely different from Montag’s, there are some similarities. Neither societies believe that human life is valuable – in Montag’s community, children kill each other for amusement; likewise, in Granger believes that humans are only worth what they know. “Montag began walking and after a moment found that the others had fallen in behind, going north. He was surprised, and moved aside to let Granger pass, but Granger looked at him and nodded him on” (Bradbury 164). When Montag first escapes from the city and meets Granger and all the other men, he feels inferior. Nevertheless, when Granger nods him on, he appoints him as the new leader of the group. Furthermore, he provides Montag the confidence he needs to move on. Although Granger offers Montag some insight, none of it changed his life. Therefore, through his lifestyle and thoughtful advice, Granger proves to Montag that there is more to the world. Moreover, he showed

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