16. Montag feels horrible for what he did, it made him very uncomfortable. He wanted to be able to read, think and to find the hidden truth. He didn’t want to be a fireman who starts fires anymore; he doesn’t want to continue killing the authors.
The novel Fahrenheit 451 written by Ray Bradbury is an outstanding book that demonstrates a lot of irony. Irony is the expression of one's meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous or emphatic effect, according to Oxford Dictionaries. There are three types of irony. which are verbal, situational, and dramatic irony. In most cases, verbal irony is referred more to when words express something contrary to what someone says. Situational irony is irony involving a situation in which actions have an effect that is opposite from what was intended, so that the outcome is contrary to what was expected. dramatic irony is used a lot within books, plays, and movies. It is when the audience is aware of something that the characters in the story are not aware of. Within this paper, I will demonstrate on how Ray Bradbury utilizes irony within the novel Fahrenheit 451.
Montag and Beatty have many similarities and differences. One similarity is their job, they are both firemen, but they are weird firemen they didn’t put out fires they started them at peoples houses if they had books. A difference is their attitude, at the beginning Montag was a “normal” firemen because Montag states, “It was a pleasure to burn” (Bradbury 1). This shows his lack of feelings towards anything. But when Montag met Clarisse he started to get curious about books and what the society is like at a different point of view.
Beatty liked to get inside Montag’s head and mess with him. Although Beatty was once like Montag, he is now the worse cop of them all. The hound at the firehouse never liked Montag and always barked at him, so that could be a sign that it knew that Montag was different from everyone else. Beatty always knew what Montag was up to. When Montag took the book from the burning lady’s house, Beatty came to his house and had a talk with him. Mildred says, “Look who’s here. Captain Beatty,” (Bradbury 52). Montag realized what Beatty was doing and what role he played in his little plan to turn Montag and Montag did not want anything to do with Beatty and the firehouse and rebelled against it. Beatty, finally towards the end of the book, pushed montag over the edge. Montag burned Beatty and killed him making him a criminal and having to go into hiding. “And then he was a shrieking blaze, a jumping, sprawling gibbering mannikin, no longer human or known, all writhing flame on the lawn as Montag shot one continuous pulse of liquid fire.” (Bradbury 119). Montag didn't want to deal with Beatty’s torture anymore so he put an end to
His wife, Mildred leaves the city and goes somewhere off by herself. Montag also ends up leaving the city, but because he got caught with the stack of books he had been stashing. Montag was in hideout for a long period of time was wanted. To search for him, the city used a mechanical hound, it was like a huge robot. He ended up getting found and someone named Captain Beatty, told Montag to just burn the house down room by room and escape that way. Captain Beatty kept nagging Montag about why books were so important and why he wanted to have a stack so bad. Montag, getting mad, flips the switch on his flame thrower and ends up burning Beatty. Once Montag was gone from the city, he tried to be a better person and escape the man he used to be. Montag, at the end, does believe he is a better character and believes he is very different than what he used to be.
Society becomes more advanced everyday, but no one knows what an advanced society is like. Fahrenheit 451 is a book taking place in 2026. Books are banned at this time and a fireman 's job is to destroy them. Guy Montag, a fireman, burns books every day for the government . One day, Montag meets Clarisse, who is a wise girl who loves books. After they meet Montag starts to think about his society and questions job. Fahrenheit 451 is a warning to society nowadays shown through technology, violence, and distractions.
The first rationalization of how and why Montag is justified in killing captain Beatty. First thing is first, Faber was protected by Montag. To understand this issue we need to look at the dispute. Before the incident, Beatty was poking at Montag. Montag is asked by Beatty “why do you think the hound was around”, I knew all along. Keep in mind that Montag feared the mechanical hound. Therefore Beatty breaks the news to Montag about the hound which alarmed Montag. Later when Montag makes the scene at his house, Beatty summons to contest Montag telling him he is ordered to burn down his own house. A bit after Beatty starts to strong arm Montag and imperiling Faber. Beatty tells Faber he is going to trace Faber. So then Faber questions Montag by asking him “Can’t you run, get away?” Montag replies, “No, the hound! Because of the hound!
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.
The word illicit sums up the confusion and weakness of the main character, Montag, a follower of the dystopian society, but introduced to a new way of thinking, but he is incapable of handling the contrast of reality and what life is really about. The oppression of dystopian society reveals when he is unsettled about his life due to several instances which make him begin to think beyond his ability and act irrationally rebelling to in an attempt to make changes in society. In Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury illicits a rebellion through the characterization of Guy Montag as he questions the direction of society in order to suggest the audience does the same thing.
Montag had been told to conform to society and the government and even by his boss, yet he still rebelled against everything that had to do with conformity. It could be taken into account that he was trying to protect the government from everyone being different and conforming; however, in part 3, Burning Bright, Montag denied Captian Beatty the satisfaction of conformity: “‘Hand it over, Guy,’ said Beatty with a fixed smile. And then he was a shrieking
Montag killed Beatty and was justified in this action, because he was protecting himself and Faber. Montag knew that he was going to jail and if he got caught he knew Faber would be too. He knew
Montag realized the situation he was in and does something unthinkable… and he kills Beatty. He goes on the run from the law and is now a criminal for the rest of his life. Montag started off as an ignorant fireman who blindly followed society like everyone else. Because of his internal and external conflicts throughout the story, he begins to be more knowledgeable about what is really going on in society and his
Life is tough, but being determined leads to success. Determination is firmness of purpose, or having courage. In the novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, Montag in particular exemplifies determination. Montag goes through many difficult situations, but his determination allowed him to survive and have success. Montag displays his determination in his conversation and brawl with Beatty, when escaping the murder of Beatty, and when reaching the river.
Joseph Brodsky once said, “There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.” In an interview concerning his science fiction novel, Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury echoed these words because his novel displays such a crime. Although Fahrenheit 451 classifies as fiction, the book points out several problems that now take on the body of reality. Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 exhibits how technology possesses the capability of affecting people negatively through the characters’ actions and the story’s made-up creations.
The quote " Character is what you are in the dark" by Dwight Lyman Moody means that we show who we truly are when we face dramatic events. Sometimes, there are events that makes us discover a little bit more about ourselves, perhaps our full potential, our stands on certain topics, etc. The majority of people have certain characteristics that they don't show to everyone, things that they prefer to keep secret. I think this quote is very accurate because we often have to face difficulties to demonstrate who we really are and discover our true potential. Our character is a reflection of the moral and mental qualities that make us distinctive to everybody else. In the book Fahrenheit 405 the main character Montag has to face many obscure