At the outset, Montag was consumed by the darkness. He was a fireman who started fires instead of dousing them. Asked how long he has done so. He replies, “since I was twenty, 10 years ago.” (5) All the time he was, burning book after book, not knowing the full extent of his actions; he was totally unaware of all the knowledge being destroyed at his hand. He followed a set of edicts: “RULE 1.
The Next Dark Age The world of Fahrenheit 451, written by Ray Bradbury and published in 1953, is an extreme dystopia. Firemen, rather than shutting down blazes, run around burning books and the houses that used to hold them, trust is a rare find, and hatred for the intelligentsia of society runs absolutely rampant. Politics is superficial at best in Fahrenheit, where people vote based on image and appearance rather than policy simply because it is much easier on the mind than to carefully evaluate each part of politician’s platform. People disassociate from what is real, and because of this, violence becomes something to gawk at. Television escapism becomes the norm, and it’s quite fair to say that the need for instant gratification drives
In the novel, Guy Montag attempts to thrive in a world where cars can go 80 mph in mere seconds but then he realizes he is not truly happy with himself. He begins to truly question the actions of society’s conformity, in the way it affects his wife Mildred, an old man named Faber and Montag himself. Montag is a fireman, a job that includes burning books and the homes they are found in. But the tables turn when
Fahrenheit 451 is a book that tells a story of one fireman called Montag, the story passes in one futuristic society where the books are prohibited and if they are found they are burned by the fireman. Most of the people in this society seems to be brainwashed and do not care to learn. During the story different people appear, showing how people in that society were. The book can be interpreted in several ways, but the way that seems more realistic is that the world in the future will be like this. I chose page 8 and 9 of the book fahrenheit 451, because it shows character building of Montag and Clarisse.
Ray Bradbury is the author of the book Fahrenheit 451. The book is about a character named montag who is in a society that values books to be illegal and therefore a team of people called firemen go to houses to burn all reported book sightings. Montag eventually realizes that there is an importance in the books and tries to go against the ways in the society. Throughout the book Ray uses style to make the book more enjoyable by using figurative language, complex sentences, and symbolism. Ray also uses scholarly language and different sized paragraphs with different complexities.
Fahrenheit 451 is very different from modern day society. In fahrenheit 451, the firemen go to people 's houses when they get a call that someone has books. Firemen rush to their houses and they search for the book’s if they find any they burn the books as well as the house because they don 't know if there’s anymore hidden “The whole house is going up said beatty”. Fahrenheit 451 porches are illegal, as well they 're not allowed to have their books out in the open and if they do and if anyone even spots them their house goes up in flames. However, in modern day society, we are allowed to let our books sit on a shelf out in the open with being reported.
Fahrenheit 451 shows how people’s rights to free speech and media are essential to a free thinking society. Guy Montag, the main character, is a firefighter, which in his futuristic society means he burns books for the government because they are illegal due to the potentially controversial ideas they contain. Montag meets a girl named Clarisse, who helps him realize he’s not really content in how he’s living his life and in his relationships, which begins to change his viewpoint on the society’s standards. His wife Mildred, as well as the rest of society, are highly materialistic and shallow in their daily activities and interactions. Montag eventually steals a book during the fireman’s raid on a house, which leads him to seek out a man named Faber, who is an educated man, and helps encourage Montag to take steps to action.
While burning books at an old woman’s house, he makes the transition from wishing to stray from society to breaking their laws. He starts by reading one to two lines.When a book fell open, “Montag had only an instant to read a line, and it blazed in his mind for the next minute as if stamped there with fiery steel” (37). Montag is now completely defying his society by breaking it’s laws by reading. Montag further increases his law breaking by stealing books and storing them in his house. He eventually starts reading to find answers to his empty life when he resorts to finding Faber to help him.
Lastly, rule number three, citizens are not allowed to have front porches. Montag lives with his wife, Mildred, and works as a fireman who burns books along with the houses that they belong to. For Montag, burning books was a pleasure and he convinces himself that he loves his job. But Montag’s character developed more as the story continued on. Events that caused a change in Montag’s personality was when he first talked with Clarisse, when he saw Mildred attempting suicide, when he stole a book while burning a house, when Montag goes to see Faber, and when Montag sees a woman kill herself along with her books.
Ray Bradbury 's Fahrenheit 451 is about Montag, a fireman who burns books instead of saving them, who questions the government 's decision to outlaw reading all together. Montag 's questioning is brought up when he has a lengthy discussion with his young curious neighbor, Clarisse. This seventeen year old, asked so many questions about life ,and the meaning of things, she also spoke to Montag about the horrible society they live in. Although Clarisse was killed early on in the book, she left an imprint on Montag to speak out against the government and Beatty. Clarisse like all children was curious, she’d spend her days wandering the town looking at flowers and people.