If humanity were to return to the world, it would be through the “good guys” like the man and his son. Throughout the novel there are times where the father and son lose their faith in carrying the fire because it is not easy. An example of carrying the fire outside of The Road is in the mythological story of Prometheus. In this story from Mythology by
However, Hustis has also chosen to discuss a few of the things the readers have been outraged about, one being the ethics of Humbert. Humbert expresses contrition and professes his love to Lolita, and he also allows his passion for her to overcome him and he no longer paid attention to any other feelings. The reader experiences different pulls with Humbert, often times you want to scold his behavior and his impulses, although you too might feel the sudden urge to root for Humbert and Lolita. The complexity of Humbert Humbert’s recollections is displayed between the way views them after they occurred and how he felt in that very moment. Hustis brings attention to the moral dilemma we face as readers with our emotions toward the text and uses them to broaden your views an understanding of why Humbert Humbert partakes in such
(Bradbury 78) Similar to Mildred’s mindset is Beatty, who is a fireman that works with Montag. For instance, he reminds Montag of the importance of burning books by saying, "The important thing for you to remember, Montag, is we're the Happiness Boys... you and I and the others. We stand against the small tide of those who want to make everyone unhappy with conflicting theory and thought. We have our fingers in the dike. Hold steady.
Montag is already described as a bit of a pyromaniac, a person with an obsessive desire to set fire to things. To be clear Montag is a fireman, but not the kind that puts out fires, the kind that starts fires to burn books. (STEWE-2) Montag can also be described as happy in section 1 since he claims that he“grinned the fierce grin of all men singed and driven back by flame. Later, going to sleep, he would feel the fiery smile still gripped by his face muscles, in the dark. It never went away, that.
Mildred is always foolish when Montag is saying he should quit his job because he saw a lady burn in the morning and she say the lady was "simple minded" when the lady got the time to think and taste knowledge (48). They never knew the truth that they could learn more and that there was life more than the
Soon after we are told what this man does, the author finally reveals his surname, Montag, which helps to develop the protagonist for the understanding of the novel. Bradbury then further emphasises the pleasure that Montag feels at his job since he writes that “It never went away, that smile, it never ever went away, as long as he remembered.” The author uses a hyperbole as he writes that Montag’s smile never went away, yet it helps us understand the joy that his job as a fireman brought him. Finally, we can see the use of irony as Montag, after burning a house down, “showers luxuriously”. The use of the word luxuriously helps the readers comprehend that Montag feels no guilt by doing that he is doing. This irony is further emphasised as Montag is described to calmly walk on the streets.
In the famous novel Fahrenheit 451 the main character ,Guy Montag, undergoes a dramatic transformation from the first page all the way to the end. He turns from a thoughtless, hollow, futile nobody into a wise and understanding man who ends up fighting the very laws he enforced. In the beginning he considered himself to be a loyal and devoted to his job as a fireman whom in this futuristic society instead of putting out fires they burned and destroyed books and the buildings in which they were hidden from the authorities. He had been doing so for now ten years and thought nothing of it as if there was nothing wrong and it was meant to be done. That was until he met a seventeen-year-old girl who showed him how to be different and helped him open his mind to greater things in life.
When Fahrenheit 451 begins Montag loves fire and he loves his job; a job that left him satisfied and with a smile on his face. The destruction of books is his comfortable to him. As his journey progresses he ends up without a job and unable to light anymore matches. His smile vanishes, something Montag believes to be a permanent change, not due to the absence of fire but due to the realization of what the fire did; its complete consumption. The presentation to Montag of the “professors”, of individuals being apart of a whole, and the creation of a way for knowledge to survive mankind are the proof he has craved that he could start something, rather than end it, and become a gardener.
As a fireman in an alternate dystopian reality, Montag was happy with his job burning books. He felt that being a fireman and part of a team were part of his identity. Montag continued his job as a fireman until he was forced to burn down an entire
Instead, Rohan gives assistance to the people in need such as his neighbours. This shows the readers that Rohan may seem like a very naive person but inside really he just wants to be helpful to his neighbours.