He yells, stalks, and questions his every move because he suspects that Montag is hiding books in his house. Towards the end Montag is found guilty of having books and is forced to burn down his house. Although he actually burned his house, Millie was still inside and afterwards the hound was forced to attack Montag. It jumped at him and started to stick the needle in his led and inject the serum yet Montag was still holding the flamethrower and used it to destroy the hound. Once he destroyed the hound he began to burn Beatty alive.
The protagonist, Guy Montag, who undoubtedly worked as a fire fighter later saw through the government’s suppression after talking with an unusual woman, Clarisse. He starts to question the actions of the fire fighters, query the social media, and opens up books for explanations to his discomfort. Once he starts reading, Montag challenges every aspect of the society and tries to come out to the enlightenment brought up by his reading. However, his secretive action unsuccessfully revealed to the public when his wife, Linda, reports Montag to the fire fighters. To escape from the government’s eye, Montag goes to the book people
Martin Luther King wrote his famous "Letter from Birmingham Jail," in response to a public statement of concern and caution issued by eight religious leaders of the South. The statement "A Call For Unity", implored Dr. King and his "outsiders" to obey the law and wait for integration to naturally come out of the courts. King responded with his Letter from Birmingham Jail, voicing his disappointment in the white clergy, who should be "among our strongest allies". This was the persuasive power of King’s writing, an epitome of the art of rhetoric. His letter used the three rhetorical appeals ethos, pathos, and logos, while also utilizing the literary device of kairos in an attempt to explain his actions and change the opinions of his audience.
His old friend, Faber, helped his come up with a plan after he realizes how bad society Is.” Plant the books, Turn in an alarm, and see the firemen house bum, is that what you Mean?”(Bradbury 157). After Mildred, Montag’s wife, calls an alarm on him Beatty Comes to Montag’s house and Montag can’t do it. He ends up killing Beatty and Everyone is after him. The story ends with a bomb destroying the society from a war with the government. The city is chasing after Montag who was escaped town with the help of Faber.
Hold steady. Don't let the torrent of melancholy and drear philosophy drown our world" revealing that he believed that if people were allowed to read books, then there would be many problem and people would be unhappy, which is very ironic considering significant amounts of people are committing suicide everyday. (Bradbury 62) In Part II of Fahrenheit 451, Montag seeks Faber's help,a retired English teacher, and Montag want to get his bible reprinted. As Faber and Montag are talking Faber tells Montag, "Those who don't build must burn. It's as old as history and juvenile delinquents" meaning that those who cannot contribute to society are the ones who feel the need to tear it down.
Faber began to show him the value of them and how no one understands it. The two of them decided to come up with a plan to show people that books are not worthless. c. Montag and Faber are living in a world where everyone believes that books have no value to them and should just be burned. However, these two characters think differently about them. Montag has been stealing books, and Faber has been teaching him about them.
They destroyed their entire city. Burning every one of their buildings to the ground, which is very cruel. Another instance of this is shown through Rashid Fadl Abi-l’Hair writings, a Muslim historian in 1498,” These invaders burned our great libraries, broke our canals and ditches, destroyed our farms, defiled the true Faith by raising temples to Buddha…attempted to destroy our trade with paper money. ” In this instance, the Mongols take it up a notch. The Mongols completely destroyed all of Azerbaijan (this was where the Mongols invaded).
In the book Fahrenheit 451, Montag’s society, attempting to be utopian, bans the use of books, and owning books. If someone is caught with them, their house and the books in them are burned to ashes. For some, this may seem like a good idea, but it causes many problems. People begin to turn all their attention to technology as they no longer have a source of entertainment. They’re so focused on their TV show or radio station that they begin to not care for others to the point that even death means nothing to them.
First of all, when Huck first discovered Jim, he acknowledged “people would call [him] a low down Abolitionist and despise [him] for keeping mum” (Twain 32). Knowing the rest of his community would despise him created an inner argument in his head. Huck grew up without the luxury of a family and home to learn the manners and habits of a normal lifestyle. But the question is whether it really is a luxury or “normal”. He began to understand the distinction between his own rights and wrongs on his own and questioned “the use you learning to do right, when it’s troublesome to do right and aint no trouble to do wrong” (69).
The books leapt and danced like roasted birds, their wings ablaze with red and yellow feathers.” (110) It was this point in the book where Montag had to destroy his own home, the place he once considered a safe haven. The fire literally destroyed everything he had and metaphorically destroyed the last bit of hope Montag had for changing the world and the society he was living in. Montag had literally destroyed every last drop of hope with the fire, and for several hours was unforgiving of the destruction of fire. Finally, Bradbury illustrated the ultimate destruction of fire with a graphic and gruesome description. After burning the books and his home, Montag kills Beatty in a bout of sudden rage.
The government was working so hard to get rid of books that just a few people couldn’t bring them back. Faber explains to Montag that he doesn’t want to get involved by claiming ”I can sit comfortably home, warming my frightened bones, and hear and analyse the firemen 's world, find its weaknesses, without danger. I 'm the Queen Bee, safe in the hive” -Bradbury pg 88. The ultimate boon in Fahrenheit 451 alternatively and more commonly called the climax is when Montag is taken to burn his own house by Beatty. Montag, as angry as can be, turns and burns Beatty.
Personal relationships are often seen as positive, full of meaningful conversations and have caring interactions but in a utopian world it involves many challenges. Personal relationships become straining which creates a more tense and strenuous environment for a bond a good example of this would be when protagonist Mildred invited her friends over to watch TV with her “family” later leading main character Guy Montag to unplugging the TV’s because of the anger built up in him. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury represents relationships involving technology struggle. Throughout the book it follows a firefighter named Guy Montag that is highly influenced by society. Firefighters in the utopian world burn down houses that have books inside of them.
While sacrificing yourself in a rebellion, risking other people may occur. Montag’s rebellion had a vindictive approach and he decided to put illicit books in another fireman’s house. He remarks, “And now since you’re a fireman’s wife, it’s your house and your turn, for all the houses your husband burned and the people he hurt without thinking” (123). Montag planted the books in the fireman’s house and ran away as a way of revenge for all the houses the fireman burned down. By the law, people who had books were thrown in jail.
Montag’s search for justice is him looking for knowledge that the government is trying to destroy and replace with simpler forms of entertainment such as TV. "’So now do you see why books are hated and feared? They show the pores in the face of life. The comfortable people want only wax moon faces, poreless, hairless, expressionless (85).’" People have gotten so politically correct that they would rather get rid of all different ideas than learn to understand and accept them. This laziness to deal with others lead to the government to destroy the ideas of different thinkers than what is considered normal to them.
Censorship of literature has always been a powerful means of manipulating society by limiting what the people are exposed to. This has been used as a way to suppress free thinking and new ideas, that could cause a shift in power in the society. The censorship of literature has been used by the powerful members of society forever, because of this societies fear the idea of their governments hiding information from the public. In Americus, a small town in Oklahoma is divided over a new teenager book series that some feel the series should be banned from the library. In contrast in Fahrenheit 451, a curious fireman indulges in a banded book, which enlightens him to a new outlook on life.