Especially with books, he has always been doing what his job entails, burning books, doing the kind deed for the city. One day while on his way to work, Montag meets his new neighbor a young, free spirited, seventeen year old girl names Clarisse McClellan. She was different than anyone he has ever met in the town. Clarisse enlightens Montag on the past when people were not afraid to share their thoughts and opinions. Speaking without a filter in her mind, Clarisse immediately connects with Montag.
After living his whole life free and unrestrained by anyone or anything, he found himself confined and threatened in a way he could never have imagined” (55). Stevenson could have said this in many ways. One being, “Walter told me those week had left him devastated and he found himself confined in ways he could never have imagined.” However, he decided to write it in a way where readers could insert themselves into the situation and feel for his client. Stevenson’s use of pathos is overall effective and helps him to prove his points about the injustice justice
Granger, a leader of a homeless group, teaches Montag how many things the government is changing for us. At the beginning of the novel, Montag is an ordinary fireman, but then he meets Clarisse, and she changes his mindset about the government and burning books. Next, Faber helps Montag stabilize his goals of reading books. Finally, Granger pulls Montag out of his rebirth and into his new life were he encourages Montag to persevere through his hard times. Clarisse, a not normal girl in this society, talks to Montag for only a minute, but Montag’s takeaway from the conversation stayed with him for life.
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.
The main character in “Fahrenheit 451” is Guy Montag. One of the main things I understood about him as a person before was, he enjoyed burning books and houses, as quoted “It was a special pleasure to see things eaten, to see things blackened and changed.” (Bradbury 1) But then he meets a girl named, Clarisse McClellan, and she asks if he was “happy.” At first he said to himself he was but soon, he realized that he wasn’t. He was not happy. Since then, his belief and everything he stood up for all turned upside down. He started seeing a new perspective of his life, but in his dystopian society your own point-of-view and opinion is not allowed, which he fears for his own life.
Consequently, his yearning for books causes him to rebel against the legislation of his society. Montag isn’t like the rest of the people in his community, he is a unique character who sees the dilution around him. This drastic change in Montag relates to the theme of Fahrenheit 451 because everyone in their society is assimilated to a standard lifestyle. Although Montag is different from everyone else, it is important because no change can ever happen if everyone is the
This is mostly seen through the characters of Mildred and Montag, who struggle to keep an authentic relationship above technology. In ‘The Hearth and the Salamander’, Montag says “Nobody listens anymore to each other, I can’t talk to my wife; she listens to the walls.”. In this scene, Montag is beginning to realise the depressing reality his society lives in. There are no authentic human relationships, intelligence or free will, instead, technology controls the mass of the population. Bradbury uses truncated sentences, allusions to popular culture and first-person narrative to convey this point.
He escapes from Annie Wilkes, the devil figure, fully based on himself as he is completely isolated from other people. He goes through many horrible things such as drinking his urine, losing his left foot and his left thumb. But, at the end, he still has the faith and braveness to fight with Annie. Paul Sheldon, like a phoenix rises from ashes, does not only get his freedom back but most importantly, he got his ability to write novels again. From his survival, he proves to all the readers that he is not only a warrior hero but also a transcendent hero; he does not only on a journey for the quest for vengeance but also the quest to rid the land of danger as he goes through the five stages of a hero’s journey.
If he spoke to the women from the war they would not even know what he said. Between the rejection from his war stories and the rejection from women, Krebs begins to feel lonely and depressed. “He did not want them themselves really. They were too complicated.” Krebs was not
Even though, we know what is right from wrong in our century, in the book Fahrenheit 451, where the author Ray Bradbury kind of predicts what our lives we 're going to be like. He foreshadowed what our society was going to be like. Also the technological advances that we would have. In this book towards the world starts to fall apart for the main character Montag. His fire chief makes him burn his own house down for having illegal books.
Houses have always been fireproof, take my word for it’ ”(Bradbury 6). This simple question proves how uneducated people are on the topic of history. Because Montag, a man with ten years of experience as a fireman, cannot remember a past without fire-proof houses. The government’s decision in eliminating books entirely from their world resulted in limited information people retain and understand. Ignorance and mental deficiencies are outcomes from the restriction
While reading, Faber, an old man said “The day in the park, when we sat together, I knew that someday you might drop by with fire or friendship.” (86-87) In comparison, the quote relates to everyone’s social life from our society when you meet new people. Also, it relates to our judginess. When you meet new people, you have a first impression on them, it could be good or bad and it could change when you get to know the person much better. For example, in the passage, it seems that Faber knew that Montag was a fireman and he was very scared of him. Then, when they kinda got closer, he didn 't expect that Montag is a book reader.
Two seemingly unalike books like Fahrenheit 451 written by Ray Bradbury and Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass written by himself provide a great example of comparing the two different themes and even finding common ones between them. Every time a book is read, deep thought should be taken in order to fully understand the themes and morals the author is trying to impose on his or her audience. In this case, the pursuit for a higher education, freedom, and developing oneself. Fahrenheit 451 is a book about an everyday fireman living in a future United States whose job is to burn books. At the beginning of the book, the main character, Montag, meets a girl who loves to read (Bradbury 4).
In Fahrenheit 451 the society is burning books and not getting any knowledge. I do believe our society is on the brink of doing the same and not learning anything. I believe that our society is making new technology to replace hard books and we are not learning from it. I also think that bradbury is right about the future of the society. In Fahrenheit 451 the society started to read less and less books because, they had made the same books but they were dumbed down.
Montag has had some conflict with Beatty in the past and he doesn’t completely trust him. The hero collected books for a for a month before the book begins, so he isn’t innocent. He finds a mentor named Faber, who gives him an earpiece so they could always stay in contact. Reluctantly, Montag goes to his fireman job, ready to burn some books, but isn’t happy about it. Despite all of this, it’s a surprise when Beatty pulls up in front of Montag’s home.