Montag begins to collect more books hoping to find out more information on the past and why the world is the way it is. One night, when he was under a lot of stress, he told his wife that he had books. His wife was too terrified to live with it, so she turned him in. Captain betty ordered montag to burn his house down but montag not only set fire to his house on fire but he set fire to betty. Montag runs away but the mechanical hound shoots montag in the leg.
People talked too much. And they had time to think. […]’”(Bradbury, 60) Montag’s view of society dramatically changes after his discussions with the girl mentioned above, his neighbor. His neighbor’s free-thinking ideas influence him to believe that it is a dystopian society he lives in, even though almost everyone thinks of it as utopia. He kills the Chief and the other firemen to prevent them from going after a fellow book reader.
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.
For example, when Montag is burning the books (Bradbury 1). This makes Montag so ecstatic to burn the books. Nature is inserted in this sense because they are destroying the habits of people. One example of this is when the girl wants to die with her books instead of giving them up (Bradbury 40). This is affecting Montag because he destroying habits to people, but makes him so excited.
Morbid curiosity overrides compassion. In Fahrenheit, people run out of their homes to watch fires, watch the houses burn. This is just a more active rubbernecking, and it’s described on page 37. Bradbury writes, “Beatty flicked his fingers to [start the fire]... People ran out of houses all down the street.” This is significant because people, through television and general societal attitudes, don’t realize the emotional reality of death, destruction, and pain. All they see is the carnality on the screen, and they can’t parse that out from their actual lives.
This quote, found on page eleven, is from the scene where Guy Montag is attempting to dial the emergency service number to save Mildred Montag’s (his wife) life. His way of counting shows the build up of what can lead to a war. This quote, found on page thirty-five, is spoken by Captain Beatty. Beatty is speaking to the owner of a secret library who then sets herself on fire along with her books. This quote provides part of an argument as to why books should be illegal.
“Fahrenheit 451” talks about a future American society, where technology has affected humanity negatively. The main character is Montag, a fireman who lives in a society where censorship is heavily used to hide the history of their country. Books are banned, and firemen burn them. Montag and his wife Mildred, a technology addict, begin to read books, slowly leading them to question the countless problems in his society. In both stories, Ray Bradbury uses tone and literary devices to show how an overdependence on technology as well as a disconnection from the
Wiesel used foreshadowing in the story of Mrs. Schachter by having her yelling about a fire. Of course, no one knew of what she was talking about, so they quieted her. She continues to yell later as well and so the young men gagged her. When they arrived at Auschwitz Mrs. Schachter was screaming about the flames and the fire. When the train stopped, everyone jumped out avoiding the strike of a stick, they thenk smelled the stench of burning flesh from the fire.
When Macbeth hears a voice cry “sleep no more”(Mac.2.2.33), it was the beginning of many of his illusions. He suffered from guilt after killing King Duncan and wasn’t able to sleep. Macbeth goes on to have more illusions throughout the story such as when he saw the bloody ghost of Banquo. Macbeth was the only one that could see Banquo, making him think that “the table’s full”(Mac.3.4.46) when they went to sit down for dinner. Macbeth continues to see the ghost of Banquo throughout dinner causing him to have sudden and unexplained outbursts.Lady Macbeth tries to explain her husband’s odd behavior by saying “My lord is often thus, and hath been from his youth”(Mac 3.4.53-54).
Many died because of fire in the Holocaust, when Nazis burned bodies into the crematoria. Fire can also be a representation of hatred as it makes the prisoners hate the camps even more. Even though the camps are already terrible, the sight and thought of fire makes the prisoners seem more vulnerable to death. This is shown in the book when Elie thought that he was going to die by the