Like every other fireman in Montag’s community, Montag loved his job. Montag voices, “It was a pleasure to burn [books]. It was a special pleasure to see things eaten, to see things blackened and changed” (Bradbury 1). A quote supporting the fact that book burning was not only a job to Montag but a passion. Information citizens know are derived from the government, and since the citizens also have no access to books, they can only rely on information from the government.
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).
Even though in the begging of the novel, Montag is a fireman who follow the rules and had to burn books as his job but then after meeting Clarisse, Montag’s inner self had wakes up and looking for the truth of the world. On page 8 and 9, “Of course I’m happy. What does she think?... He recognizes this as the true state of affairs. He wore his happiness like a mask and the girl had run off across the
It was a special pleasure to see things eaten, to see things blackened and changed." This line was found in the beginning of a Fahrenheit 451. Montag was in charge of burning the books that were found, but throughout the movie his understanding of fire changed. He started out as a firefighter that became curious about books and what they said. Which led him into getting in trouble.
Fire was used for cooking, warmth, and burning forests or scaring predators. It is both protective and destructive, it can also symbolize human knowledge, industry, and success, but at great cost. But in Lord of the Flies, William Golding has described reversed examples perfectly. Fire was discovered by a Stone Age man who saw the first fire after the lightning strike on the trees. He was intrigued and amazed by the fire, then started to be curious about it.
In the novel Fahrenheit 451 Guy Montag is a fireman who is in love with his job, burning houses with books down. The job of a fireman in this whole new society is to burn down houses with books in them. Montag has always enjoyed his job, that is until Clarisse McClellan comes along. Clarisse is seventeen and very different than everyone in this futuristic society. Clarisse and Montag befriend each other quickly, and Clarisse's impact on Montag is enormous.
In the beginning of the novel, Piggy's glasses help the boys take a huge step toward their own civilization and survival. This is one of many reasons why Piggy's glasses symbolize civilization and knowledge. In Lord of the Flies Golding writes,"' His specs – use them as burning glasses"' (40). He illustrates how the boys use the glasses to create fire to demonstrate their value and why they are beneficial. Golding also writes, "Piggy's glasses flew off and tinkled on the rocks''(71).
Ray Bradbury’s famous novel, Fahrenheit 451, is the story of oppression and society that has related to our world for decades. This is the story of a futuristic world where firemen start fires and burn books, because books are dangerous. However, when one fireman, Guy Montag, begins to have second thoughts about his line of work, the results are both catastrophic and uplifting. After reading the first part of this novel, “The Hearth and the Salamander,” I am very enthusiastic about reading the rest of the novel because of Bradbury’s well-developed characters, his original setting, and his well-written language and diction. This novel appeals to readers because of Bradbury’s complex, interesting characters.
The reason why he appeals to most people is that he tells life lesson’s in his poems. When you read a piece of his art you feel like you get all the benefits. One of Frost’s more popular poems is “Fire and Ice” and this poem is short but hits you with raw emotion. It explores the two forces and how they bring destruction to the world, while, “The Mending Wall," is slower paced and shows us that humans like separations
The protagonist Guy Montag is a perfect example of this age old saying. Guy is a fireman taught to burn books and that his job is one which is honorable and pure. His dialogue with other characters in the beginning of the book show a man proud to wear a badge and perform a job which he says is respected and pure, and his words can be directly seen in his actions. He uses the kerosene which he uses to burn books as almost a perfume to show his honor. He walks body, strongly and instructs others on how to lead a more normal life or a life which society deems appropriate and these actions are of a person proud of what they so which is exactly what is visible about the character of Guy Montag in the beginning of the book.
The first event in the book, the house burning down, started off big and was captivating. It shows the eventfulness of Richard Wright’s life, it pulls us in to read more of it, and introduces the characters of his family. The fire that Richard starts defines his personality right away, rebellious and restless. The first quote shows how reckless and dangerous Richard’s curiosity can be, he was interested in seeing how something would look in flames, not anticipating danger nor thinking of the consequences, doing this all because he was bored. Many of the actions he commits can be attributed to those traits shown in this first event.