When they go to work they wait till the alarm sounds and instead of going to stop fires they go and break the citizens house down and destroy where there books are and then they put kerosene all over them and burn the books. And if there are too many books they burn the whole house
Burn all, burn everything. Fire is bright and fire is clean.” (Bradbury 57) The captain spread fear just after anyone wanted or even tried for change. At times people would learn how immoral society is, but there was never enough of them to overthrow Beatty. An older lady committed suicide with her house and books, but just wasn’t strong enough
This question haunted montage which made him do irrational things that are against the law like read books and steal them. Montage “stole” a book from the lady’s house because he wanted to know the reason the books were important (Bradbury, 77). Montage found out that Books were the main conflict and caused disagreements in the world which is why they had the firemen burn
“They took him screaming off to the asylum. Any man’s insane who think he can fool the government and us (page 33)”. Not only are the people afraid of the government, they are also afraid of each other. “Can’t trust people that’s the dirty part you and I and who else will set the fires?” (page 86). That is one of the reasons why there are never any rebellion in a dystopia
Mildred’s shallowness, complacency, and hatred of books stems from her refusal to think for herself. Mildred asks Montag about installing a fourth TV wall in their house, showing her lack of consideration and love of advanced technology. “‘It’s only two thousand dollars,’ she replied. ‘And I think you should consider me sometimes. If we had a fourth wall, why it’d be just like this room wasn’t ours at all, but all kinds of exotic people’s rooms.
Books in our society (Fahrenheit 451) are illegal to own because they corrupt ones mind with fake and damaging knowledge. Montag was found with over twenty books in his house which means that he does no think like a normal person. A person who does not think like our society is considered dangerous to themselves and the ones around them, this is why I am prosecuting Guy Montag. Before Captain Beatty was murdered out of cold blood, he was the head fireman at his fire station. He was an honored, intelligent man that had done nothing wrong.
In the novel Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury gives a glimpse of a future dystopian society. Guy Montag is a fireman who lives in this isolated society, where books are banned due to the fear of free thinking. And Fireman’s job is to burn any books that come in sight. People in this society are emotionless, they don’t read books or question about what is going on around them. Instead, they spend most of their time watching TV and listening to the radio.
He also had a conflict when he regrets that he did not care for others when he had a chance to. Montag had a internal conflict when Beatty killed himself. This connects to the theme because it shows how corrupt the society is by technology as an entertainment. Clarisse, a shy frail girl that lives next to Montag, helped montag realize what a technologically advanced mindless society his was. She talks to Montag and asks him “Are you happy?”(pg.7) He never gave a response and wonders about it.
“Wherever my story takes me, however dark and difficult the theme, there is always some hope and redemption, … I know the sun will rise in the morning and that there is a light at the end of every tunnel.” - Michael Morpurgo. In a future dystopian society, all printed materials have been banned. Enforced by the fire department, whose role it is to burn books, the attempt to create an emotionless society has been taken to an extreme. Guy Montag is a fireman who is not respected by his peers. He doesn 't question what he does or why he does it until he meets Clarisse.
Government was trying to take over the society by taking away people's knowledge and their history which was easily done by burning books through the firemen, who were once known for their heroic and courageous acts, but in this society, firemen burn books, so people are not intelligent enough to create the own individual thought that could spark controversy. Firemen crew are helping destroying history by saying that the books are nonsense and not useful. Beatty, firemen's leader, was saying "We as a society just can't have all these books which contain so many controversial thoughts and ideas in them....it would make people think. Then they would be uncomfortable and unhappy in their lives with the way things are" (57). Fireman Beatty was explaining how he thinks about the people of society will feel about books to Montag and convincing Montag that burning books would make everyone's life more contented.