In the beginning of the book, the main character Guy Montag takes pleasure in his job as a fireman. In the futuristic society, fireman start fire rather the put them out. More specifically they burn books and the homes of their owners. Montag in the beginning of the novel meets a 17 year old girl named Clarisse McClellan, that just so happened to be his neighbor, who made him question himself and the value of his profession. He begins to wander why books and knowledge are prohibited.
Guy’s firemens group receives a call from a person that is turning their neighbor in for having books. When the firemen arrive the house is on fire already because she lit her house on fire to make sure she does it herself. Then Guy thought, “A man had to think them up. A man had to take a long time to put them down on paper. And I never thought that before.”
A house was on fire and there was a woman inside it with her books. She refused to let go of them and leave the house. The woman’s actions led to Montag thinking differently about everything and was telling his wife that there may be something important in books. c. The quotation
(Bradbury, Pg. 1) In the future, people try to hide what technology has done and is doing to the earth and the people living on it. Montag is a ‘fireman’ who burns these books almost all the time; Montag’s wife is not very thrilled with the life she has to live with Montag. She attempts to commit suicide; “The small crystal bottle of sleeping tablets which earlier today had been filled with thirty capsules which now lay uncapped and empty in the light of the tiny flare.”
Fahrenheit 451-1966 full movie version- Julie Christie The book is definitely unlike the movie. In the movie, the man gets a phone call from a lady telling him to get out of the house. The lady caller cries, “Get out quickly, you’ve got to get out of there!”
Triangle Shirtwaist Company was a main manufacturer who did not take kindly of the strike. They used police officers, to imprison the female workers on strike, while they paid the government officials to take the other girls away. On March, 25, while the workers worked, a fire began to start in the rag bin. A manager tried to put the fire out, but the fire spread rapidly and the hose did not work, due to the holes punched in the sides(Stein). As the fire escalated, the young women began to panic, and as the young women tried to escape on the elevator, they realized that the elevator could only hold 12 people, and the elevator broke down in the heat and flames.
No one knows exactly how the fire started, but they do know how the silence of the library was interrupted by the heat of a distant smoke. They do know how the library erupted with desperate shouts exclaiming the oncoming chaos. They do know how they grabbed their belongings and ran out, leaving the most important people behind. They left the characters, locked away behind the bars of language and the starch white pages of their stories. They left Dorothy and her band of misfits to never make it to the Emerald City.
Wangero’s mother even described the idea that she burned down their first home because she did not like it. “Why don’t you dance around the ashes? I’d want to ask her. She had hated the house that much” (Walker 395). This describes Wangero’s respect for her past and family.
During the war, Ray Bradbury witnessed the Nazi book burnings as a teenager, where the Nazis would burn all books going against their beliefs. Bradbury also would have witnessed what is called “The Great Purge” where many poets and writers were either arrested or even executed. As he later became a writer, with him witnessing such events, it would only make sense for him to write a novel about a time where books are banned, to show the readers the importance of books in our society. Some themes discussed in this story are the themes of literature and writing, technology and modernisation, rules and order, wisdom and knowledge, violence, identity, dissatisfaction and man and the natural world. “Fahrenheit 451” is entered around Guy Montag, who gets curious about books, in a world where books are both banned and burned.
In the novel Farenheight 451, Guy Montag meets a girl names Clarisse. She was no ordinary girl. She broke the rules, defied the government all the way until her death. By this I mean she was creative. The government was so ruling you could not read any books.
In the novel Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury shows examples of several philosophies. Bradbury writes examples of Utilitarianism, Conformism, and Leaderless Resistance. These ideas are conveyed thoroughly in the novel and have prominent examples. By understanding these philosophies, the audience can comprehend the book on a deeper level. Utilitarianism-
Happiness: Real or Fake? In Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury makes Beatty and Clarisse have different views of happiness. The author makes these characters have two viewpoints on being happy and unhappy to explain the mistakes society has made and the dystopian setting. Bradbury portrays the value of happiness is superficial and created by the government, specifies the things that create and decrease happiness, and how the government maintains society’s happiness.