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.
The characters in the dystopian world of Fahrenheit 451 rely heavily on technology to provide entertainment, transportation, and social interactions. Guy Montag, a firefighter who burns books and houses in the novel, usually complies to what society considers normal. His everyday routine shows how immersed he is in the technology around him. The descriptions of the air-propelled trains, an entire room where the walls are made of television screens, and inescapable advertisements are very prominent in the book. On the air train en route to Faber’s house, Montag tries to decipher a Bible passage but radio advertisements constantly disrupt his focus.
In the book Fahrenheit 451 Guy Montag a fireman that burns books goes through some rough times trying to find happiness in his life. He gets awaken to this idea when he meets a jaunty yet skittish girl named Clarisse, who asks him a question and makes him question his happiness and love. Then again through all of this thinking, he starts to find himself getting curious and starts to take books from houses that need to be burned for having them. Although Montag can be seen as a murder he is justified in killing Beatty, the fireman chief, because Montag is curious and tired of kids not knowing what really happened throughout history, as well as how Beatty treats him throughout the book. In the end, Montag killing Beatty was a helpful act of society itself.
When Raven follows Anne to get her ticket, Anne responds by “dash[ing]” the hot coffee at his face” (p38). The coffee was so hot and painful that Raven starts “moan[ing] like an animal” (38). The author forces the reader to hear Raven moan like an animal. He is treated worse than an animal by his own social class let alone others. Dr Yogel, the nurse and Alice would have given him up at the spot.
Blake burns herself alive. The third stage of Plato’s Cave may show through the actions of Montage after Mrs. Blake ignites herself on fire and Montag begin to question why firemen burn books once he finds out the importance of literature. After the incident with Mrs. Blake Montag comes home to feel ill, and Mildred confronts him about Mrs. Blake and the books that burned in the fire. Mildred says, “She’s got you going and the next thing you know we’ll be out, no house, no job, nothing” (Bradbury 48). In the stage of freedom in The Allegory of the Cave Socrates Describes that a prisoner in the cave would then drag out of the cave by force.
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.
I say this because she tried to kill herself, but survived when Guy took her to go get saved. Further into the story Guy is at the fire station with Captain Beatty, the antagonist, and a few other coworkers when someone who is against the burning of books attacks them. Montag gets sent to the hospital because he somehow got poisoned and after recovery, he finds out Clarisse died. This drives him into doing things that were not expected from him. If I were telling a friend about the entire story in two minutes I would start by telling them that the main character, Guy Montag, is a firefighter who lives in a world where books are burned.
In this society they cannot read books, and if they do their books get burned and they go to jail for breaking the law. “Burn ‘em to ashes, then burn the ashes, That is our official slogan” (Bradbury, 6). When the firemen in Fahrenheit find people who read books, they go to their houses unexpectedly and they go in and find all the books and put them on a tray thing and spray kerosene all over, and then burn the books at 451 degrees. The reason why they can’t read books is because books make some people happy while some others don’t like books, so the government wants people to be equal. The government wants to control the citizens.
“The woman on the porch reached out with contempt to them all and struck the kitchen house against the railing” (Bradbury, 40). This peaks Montag’s interest in books, and even prompts him to steal one from the burning house to add to his hidden collection. Nevertheless the harms of censorship are eventually recognized, people become curious and want to know what 's being hidden from
He gets frustrated and takes out one of his books and reads a poem out of it. This leaves the women disturbed and they file a complaint against Montag. Beatty confuses Montag by placing forth the ocntradictions that great books have. He tries to explain that literature is a dangerous idea and deserves to be turned to ash. Suddenly the alarm (that rang to signal the whereabouts the house that needs to be incinerated) rang.