In the adaptation of the novel Fahrenheit 451, very specific actors and celebrities were chosen to play the lead roles in the movie. The producers chose James Harden of the Houston Rockets to play Guy Montag for many reasons. James, like Montag, went from just contributing in his society and going along with what other people said and being a small role, to breaking out and being a greater role and an influence. Once James Harden left the Oklahoma City Thunder, where he was suppressed by Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant, he left and joined the Rockets and became a superstar and someone who mattered in the NBA. That is just like when Montag left the firehouse where he was being taunted and held back by Captain Beatty, and going out and wanting
Quotation: “Last night I thought about all that kerosene I’ve used in the past ten years. And I thought about books. And for the first time I realized that a man was behind each one of the books. A man had to think them up. A man had to take a long time to put them down on paper. And I’d never even thought that thought before.”
He read an actual book an epiphany. “Montag shook his head. He looked at a blank wall. The girl’s face was there, really quite beautiful in memory: astonishing, in fact.” (8) His short time with Clarisse transformed Montag. Her memory was always in his head, the aura she radiated forceful. With just one meeting, Montag already began to question his beliefs and actions. “And for the first time I realized that a man was behind each one of the books. A man had to think them up. A man had to take a long time to put them down on paper. And I’d never even thought of that before.” (49) Montag begins to realize how wrong what he is doing really was. Books were powerful, Clarisse was powerful. Montag’s world was widening, his vision was expanding. Montag was seeing the
The novel Fahrenheit 451 written by Ray Bradbury expresses several different ideas throughout the course of the story, all relating to one another. In the beginning, the main idea is that the firemen are saying that their job is rightly justified. In the middle of the book, curiosity fills the mind of the main character Guy Montag; which leads to the conclusion of the book where Montag reaches enlightenment. In the novel, Montag experiences many changes in his perspective on the fate of books. Characters such as Clarisse, Beatty, Faber and Granger contribute to Montag’s journey of transitioning from ignorance to enlightenment.
The novel, Fahrenheit 451, presents a future society where books are prohibited and the firemen burn any that are. The title is the temperature at which books burn. It was written by Ray Bradbury and first published in October 1953. In this novel, protagonist Montag changes his understanding in various aspects such as love or his human relationship throughout the book. However, among all of these, fire – the main theme of this novel – has the most significance as it also changes his understanding of knowledge from books. Bradbury portrays how Montag’s perception of fire and burning books with his personal development changes by the different choices he makes throughout the novel.
(MIP-2) From certain experiences, Montag comes to realize that he’s not actually happy with his life because he discovers that it lacks genuine, valuable, or humane relationships, eventually driving him to find the truth about his society by making him think about and question it. (SIP-A) Montag realizes from his experiences with Clarisse that his relationships in his life lack genuity, value, or humanity. (STEWE-1) From one of his first experiences with Clarisse, Montag feels something that he realizes he never felt before in his daily life. He ponders to himself, "How rarely did other people's faces take of you and throw back to your own expression, your own innermost trembling thought?" (Bradbury 8). What Montag is pondering about is how she behaved so attentive and natural towards
“Its heartbreaking to see so many people trapped in a web of enforced idleness, deep debt, and gnawing self-doubt” (William J. Clinton). Propaganda forces people to remain in an unfulfilling life that does not value the importance of knowledge. In Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury, Montag is a fireman who never finishes his journey home to happiness. Montag runs from conflicts instead of facing them, but he is still a hero. Montag is happy with his life but soon feels different about himself and the dystopian society he lives in, which does not provide him the knowledge he seeks.
Montag is forced to explore his own meaning of individuality In a society of followers . When he visits Professor Faber at his home. He begs Faber, “I want you to teach me how to understand what I read,” . Montag is capable of physically reading out words, but he is unable to put any meaning or emotion behind the texts he reads. Montag desperately wishes too understand and think about the texts. However Montag is unable to complete to contemplate original and uninfluenced thoughts. Faber implores Montag to look inwards unto himself for this book in itself is just an inanimate object and that, ‘“the magic is only in what books say, how they stitched the patches of the universe together into one garment for us,”. The stress is placed on the individual
A society hooked on tv, and police forces that harass and punish independent thinkers. Throughout his life Montag did everything he was told, but when he met this girl Clarisse McClellan, he started to develop into a person of his own thoughts and beliefs. The overall meaning of the book is don’t let others influence what you believe in.
Social rebellion has been a large part of today's modern culture, as children we tend to veer off into our own direction and into our own destiny. In the Novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, the society we know and understand today is gone and in its place is a futuristic society of book burnings and false freedom. The main character Guy Montag undergoes a life changing reprogramming of how he thinks and acts after finding the true meaning of freedom.
In addition, another person who changed Montags feelings towards his society was Captain Beatty. Montag's fire captain, Beatty, pushed Montag too far and Montag in turn set him on fire. When Montag stole a book and started reading, Beatty, became suspicious and started making fun of books and poetry. Then when Montag was forced to burn his own books and Beatty was hitting and yelling at him, Montag snapped and set him on fire. Beatty also was a character in the book who Montag changed greatly from.
This story follows Guy Montag a fireman. One day on his way home from work he meets a girl. That girl completely changed the way he thought about things. He decides to begin reading the books that he had stolen in the past after witnessing a woman burn herself along with all of her books. Before he began reading he is visited by his boss, Beatty, who tells him that this sort of thing happens to every fireman eventually. Beatty leaves and Montag begins to read. As he is reading he begins to realize that he is going to need help to understand what the books are saying. He then goes and visits an old English professor in hopes that he will help him to understand. He talks with Faber for a while and Faber eventually agrees to help him. After talking to Faber Montag goes home to get a book to bring to his boss. Before leaving, he hides the all of the books he has in his garden. He arrives at work and a little while later there is an alarm called in, it is treated just like every other alarm until they arrive at the house. The house that they arrived at was Montag’s. Beatty forces Montag to burn down his own house. After he burns down his house he kills Beatty and possibly the other firemen. He gathers all of the books that he can find and runs away. He runs to Faber’s house, and he helped Montag escape.
Montag throughout the novel changes himself as a person. Montag changes his mindset and his way of thinking and dealing with things drastically. This can be seen when Montag is speaking to Mildred and he says “I’m going to do something. I don’t know what yet, but something big.” (65) This shows that Montag isn’t satisfied with the society he living in and he wants to change something and have an affect. In the beginning of the book he was content with his job as a fireman and didn’t question or want to oppose the society much or even at all. Although now he wants to actually make a difference and change it showing he has changed and for the better. This is also shown when when Montag is talking to Mildred and he starts questioning love. “Millie?
Bradbury changes the character Montag throughout the novel Fahrenheit 451. Bradbury transforms Montag at least three times in the novel. Bradbury developed him mostly through his job, social life, and through the experience of books.