Can books and people change a person’s way of thinking? Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury is about Guy Montag who is a fireman who burns books and houses. Throughout the book he realizes he’s not happy so he has to transform his mindset by using books and people. Guy Montag changes in the story through his increasing problems in his relationship and his perceptions in books. Throughout the first third of the novel Guy’s relationship with Clarisse was that she was be annoying and disrespectful to Guy.
He gets frustrated and takes out one of his books and reads a poem out of it. This leaves the women disturbed and they file a complaint against Montag. Beatty confuses Montag by placing forth the ocntradictions that great books have. He tries to explain that literature is a dangerous idea and deserves to be turned to ash. Suddenly the alarm (that rang to signal the whereabouts the house that needs to be incinerated) rang.
Bradbury also uses the motif of fire to show the dangers of censorship. At the beginning of the book, fire shows destruction. “ A great nuzzling gout of fire leapt out to lap at the books and knock them against the wall” (Bradbury 3.29). The is a literal act of censorship. The books are being burned so people are unable to read them.
The passage Montag recalls later is Ecclesiastes 3. It says "For everything there is a season... a time to break down, and a time to build up... a time to keep silence, and a time to speak" (Ecclesiastes 3). This describes Montag's life in a way. He used to burn books at Beatty's command without objection, but as his urge to gain knowledge grew stronger, he betrayed the firemen to build his collection. At the beginning of his life in the novel, he is breaking down the collection of books, but later he is building the collection and will hopefully use books to help rebuild the societies that are ruined physically and
But in the novel, they burn all the literature showcased in the world. They believe books are cause of all bad things. But this is not true. People have lost so much. Guy Montag is the only one that realizes this due to a couple of people.
It is evident that Beatty is in conflict with himself with his obvious hypocrisy over knowledge and books and his want to die, and this deeply affects the entire novel. The first sign of Beatty’s hypocrisy and internal conflict is when readers realize that although he dismisses books as useless and nonsense, he himself has read many books and is well educated in literature. When Beatty first visits Montag, guessing (correctly) that Montag is having doubts about his job, he tells Montag about how their society came to be and why the firemen exist, praising their role as necessary. He claims “the books say nothing! Nothing you can teach or believe.” (Bradbury 62).
Captain Beatty, fictional character from Fahrenheit 451, makes his living by burning books. In his society, books and pieces of literature are illegal, and technology has taken over the job of passing time and distracting the people from realizing what is important in live like being happy. When the phone rings at the fire station, he and his crew take after the house or building where books are reported to be. Like Beatty, most people in his society are so easily able to conform to the way their “civilization” works. However, Charles M. Blow, author of “Reading Books Is Fundamental,” expresses an opinion on reading far different from that of Beatty.
Wayne Dyer once said, “The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don 't know anything about” In the novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, ignorance is a common theme. From the thoughtless decisions Guy Montag realizes he has been making when he meets Clarisse, to the harsh rules the town has to destroy any literature, and the effect of burning the books has on the town people. Summary of book The ignorance shown in the novel is greatly shown on page 95, due to the encounter of Guy Montag with Faber, and the women seeing Montag with the book in his hand, while still being a firefighter. This page shows the theme of the book though tone, syntax, and the diction that Bradbury uses. The tone of the characters found on the page 95 greatly reflects how each character was ignorant in their own way.
Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury, is a uniquely shocking and provocative novel about a dystopian society set in a future where reading is outlawed, thinking is considered a sin, technology is at its prime, and human interaction is scarce. Through his main protagonist, Guy Montag, Bradbury brings attention to the dangers of a controlled society, and the problems that can arise from censorship. As a fireman, it is Guy's job to destroy books, and start fires rather than put them out. After meeting a series of unusual characters, a spark is ignited in Montag and he develops a desire for knowledge and a want to protect the books. Bradbury's novel teaches its readers how too much censorship and control can lead to further damage and the repetition of history’s mistakes through the use of symbolism, imagery, and motif.
Montag leaves and find a group of people who have memorized whole books. The government manipulate the people. Try to make them think what they want and what will make the government to take advantage in. Moreover, they do not want them to become open-minded as they fear that people will make a rebellion against the government so they are pushed to think that reading books is bad.The government and the television try to control people 's minds and their way of thinking. This miserable society can not think and analyse the information