Theme Of Conflict In Fahrenheit 451

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Conflicts of Characters Ray Bradbury’s novel, Fahrenheit 451, tells the story of Montag and other characters who go through many conflicts. Some characters like Beatty make the problem, other characters like Faber have to endure and try to fix the problem. Problems like: burning books to make people “happy”, burning down people’s houses, and turning people in for reading are serious problems in this society. In the novel, Mildred Montag contributes to the arrest of Montag, which contributes to the idea that, group secrets can’t be kept. Montag had to avoid being arrested, after being caught with books. Montag’s fellow firefighters made him burn down his house after Beatty, the chief, received a tip that said Montag had books. Once he finished…show more content…
When Montag read the poem “Dover Beach” to Mildred’s friends, he made a big mistake. By telling his secret to them, he was risking his life. Beatty agrees with this by saying, “‘It was pretty silly, quoting poetry around free and easy like that. It was the act of a silly damn snob. Give a man a few lines of verse and he thinks he’s the Lord of all creation. You think you can walk on water with your books (111).’” Montag was pretty foolish to tell others he was in possession of a book. Montag didn’t know how any of those women would react, and he ended up getting in trouble. You can’t keep secrets that are shared with other people, if you want a secret to stay a secret keep it to yourself. Mildred putting in a tip on Montag, got Montag into big trouble. But, because he couldn’t keep quiet about his secret, he had to burn down his own house. Bradbury, the author of Fahrenheit 451, expresses the message that you can’t trust everybody. He does this by showing how multiple people turn Montag in after finding out about his secret. The characters in this novel go through many conflicts some characters cause them, while other characters fix
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