Montag had shot a pulse of liquid fire onto Beatty and then watched him burn alive. (STEWE-2) He later targeted another fireman, known as Mr. Black. “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… Then he stood in the cold night air, waiting and at a distance he heard the fire sirens start up and run, and the Salamanders coming, coming to burn Mr. Black's house while he was away at work, to make his wife stand shivering in the morning air while the roof let go and dropped in upon the fire” (Bradbury 124). He had now eraised two of the firemen that he had worked with. (SIP-B) But this all came to an end after he met a man named Granger.
However Guy’s attitude changes when a woman burns herself to death because she loved her books. 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.
In Fahrenheit 451, Bradbury uses allusion, analogy, and symbolism to show the importance of knowledge and the devastating impacts of ignorance. In the beginning of the story you see Montag on the job, working alongside other firemen to burn down any home they can find housing books. This has become his normal, his hands doing all the work from muscle memory, no clear thought being put forth. When questioning the head of the fire department, Captain Beatty, about why they strive to demolish books he receives a slightly restricting answer. “With
Guy meets a teenage girl named Clarisse who changes his outlook on life and makes him want to read and gain knowledge. Unfortunately, that was frowned upon in the society he lived in, so he had to be sneaky. Eventually, he was caught and forced to set his home as well as his books on fire. He then killed his boss then escaped a huge police manhunt. After escaping the police, he joined up with other scholars and tried to save his city.
Fahrenheit 451, a dystopian novel written by Ray Bradbury in the mid-20th century, is a compelling story about a futuristic society when firemen start fires instead of stopping them, books are deemed wrong and illegal, and to try to change things or have individual opinions is considered wrong. Guy Montag is a fireman who has spent the past 10 years setting fires and burning books, but when meets a Clarisse, a 17-year-old girl who notices the problems in their society, he begins questioning it. This soon comes to his fire chief’s attention, and Beatty wastes no time in trying to put a stop to it. However, Beatty is a very complicated character who is facing his own internal turmoil, and is not as simple as Montag makes him out to be. 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.
He is overwhelmed and can 't understand what he is reading so he threatens Faber, an old wise man he had met, into helping him learn from what he is reading. Beatty does not like Montags choice. Montag is pushed by beatty to burn down his own house. Montag kills Beatty and does everything to escape the Hound that Beatty had set to attack him. Montag ends up floating down the river and escapes the hound.
196-197). He speaks of it in a way that captures how it affects man because that is what he was going through after Cassio got the lieutenancy. Knowing how jealousy eats someone up, Iago uses that upon Othello by introducing doubt in one of the greatest things he had, his love in Desdemona. The way Iago worked into Othello’s head is that he made it seem like he was helping him by thinking of different possibilties, which only fed the green-eyed monster in Othello. “Their best conscience is not to leave ‘t undone, but keep ‘t unknown,” (III,iii.
Granger, a leader of a homeless group, teaches Montag how many things the government is changing for us. At the beginning of the novel, Montag is an ordinary fireman, but then he meets Clarisse, and she changes his mindset about the government and burning books. Next, Faber helps Montag stabilize his goals of reading books. Finally, Granger pulls Montag out of his rebirth and into his new life were he encourages Montag to persevere through his hard times. Clarisse, a not normal girl in this society, talks to Montag for only a minute, but Montag’s takeaway from the conversation stayed with him for life.
The reader sees the true identity and belief of curiosity that has been hiding in Montag and the treacherous side of the once trusted Captain Beatty. When Montag’s wife reports him to the authorities Beatty has his own words to share with Montag, “A problem gets too burdensome, then into the furnace with it. Now Montag, you’re a burden. And fire will lift you off my shoulders, clean, quick, sure.” His words pierce Montag as Beatty then commands him to burn down his own home to clean up his own mess. Montag’s character takes a turning point in the falling action as he turns the flamethrower on Beatty killing him right then.
His wife reports Montag to the authorities because of him reading the poem in a book. The falling action happens after the climax, leading towards the resolution of the conflict. For example, Montag kills his boss and other firemen to attempt to escape after he was ordered to burn more books. Another example occurs when he joins a group of people who memorized books to pass on to other generations, showing the beginning of falling action. Several events in the novel contribute to falling action, such as Montag’s visits to Faber’s house, becoming a fugitive from society.
Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury, is about a fireman named Guy Montag. In the story firemen burn books, and after one job, Montag starts to realize what he is doing is wrong. When he is caught with a book he is hunted down by his boss, coworkers, and the police and ends up setting with a group of book enthusiasts. Montag’s understanding of fire changes from fire being the destroyer of books and evil to fire being the destroyer of books and knowledge. The first example of Montag’s understanding of fire is when Montag is burning a house of books on the job.
In the novel, Fahrenheit 451, written by Ray Bradbury, a story is told about a man named Guy Montag, a fireman who burns books in a society where books are illegal and everyone is trying to be happy in the wrong ways. Montag ends up questioning the ordinary and discovers that books are the answer, not the curse, so he escapes society to start all over. Through Montag’s experiences and influences, he learns that there is more to the strange life he is living, which changes his character. “It was a pleasure to burn” (Bradbury 1); says Guy Montag. Montag is content with his way of living.
During the second part of Fahrenheit 451, Montag and Millie begin to pursue the stolen books he has acquired. As Montag reads, he begins to understand what Clarisse meant when she said that she knew how life is meant to be experienced. However, he does not completely understand the books and needs help in doing so. Montag recalls a meeting last year with an elderly man named Faber who knew a time before books were banned. He remembers that he kept Faber’s phone number and determines that if anyone can help him, he can.
Like every other fireman in Montag’s community, Montag loved his job. Montag voices, “It was a pleasure to burn [books]. It was a special pleasure to see things eaten, to see things blackened and changed” (Bradbury 1). A quote supporting the fact that book burning was not only a job to Montag but a passion. Information citizens know are derived from the government, and since the citizens also have no access to books, they can only rely on information from the government.