Faber began to show him the value of them and how no one understands it. The two of them decided to come up with a plan to show people that books are not worthless. c. Montag and Faber are living in a world where everyone believes that books have no value to them and should just be burned. However, these two characters think differently about them. Montag has been stealing books, and Faber has been teaching him about them.
Due to this, much of their history and knowledge is forgotten. There society is very chaotic without books. To add to, even though the firemen burn books in the novel, that is not the reason the society doesn’t have knowledge. The reason they don’t have knowledge is because there is a law against reading and having books in possession. Just like Ray Bradbury says, “Just get people to stop reading them”, this is exactly what the government in Fahrenheit 451 does, and it works because the citizens have no clue of
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 girl named Clarisse who asks him question and makes him question his happiness and love. Then again through all of this thinking he starts to find himself getting curios 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 for society itself.
He is 30 and married to his wife Mildred that is only with him because of his money and talent. He works for the fire department and scorches books for a living to keep knowledge out of people’s heads with a slight twist. The world sees him as a generally afraid person that is very insecure about what he does that Montag is a rebel that does not abide by the rules and does not do what he is told. Montag shows rebellion when he says “Didn't firemen prevent fires rather than stoke them up and get them going” (Bradbury, 5). In this quote, he realizes that what he does for a living is wrong and he should change his ways and do what a fireman is supposed to do.
In the book Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, there always seemed to be small things that portrayed bigger things.. Those in which includes burning books, violence, and mass media. How did the small facts of the utopia reflect onto bigger events? Montag and other characters grasped onto smaller things that led to big conflicts. Fahrenheit 451 takes place in a future society where they ban possession of books and reading and the job of firemen is to burn all books from people’s homes using the temperature of 451; the temperature that papers burn. After meeting a girl whom loves books, a fireman, Guy Motang, begins to rethink his job and society all together.
Ray Bradbury states in his novel Fahrenheit 451, that Montag is a fireman. He burns any books seen around in his community. He hates to see anybody using books. Montag eventually stopped burning books .He realized that burning books was wrong and immoral. On the other hand, Beatty and Faber are static characters, although they have different perspectives about the books, but their ideas are completely remain constant throughout the story.
Hold steady. Don't let the torrent of melancholy and drear philosophy drown our world" revealing that he believed that if people were allowed to read books, then there would be many problem and people would be unhappy, which is very ironic considering significant amounts of people are committing suicide everyday. (Bradbury 62) In Part II of Fahrenheit 451, Montag seeks Faber's help,a retired English teacher, and Montag want to get his bible reprinted. As Faber and Montag are talking Faber tells Montag, "Those who don't build must burn. It's as old as history and juvenile delinquents" meaning that those who cannot contribute to society are the ones who feel the need to tear it down.
On page 57 it states,”Authors full of evil thoughts, lock up your typewriters,”. In this time the people living in this society don't have a choice on how they feel. They are taught to be and act joyful, which is their reason for burning books, since according to Beatty they bring sadness and fear. In addition, in the novel it states,“You can’t build a house without nails and wood. If you don’t want a house built, hide the nails and wood.
In the Fahrenheit 451 society, a totalitarian government rules with an iron fist, conforming everyone to be oblivious to their surroundings and do everything the government asks without question. Firefighters burn books because citizens are forbidden to read because it might stir intellectual thinking. Since thinking will cause rebellious uproars against the government, the government does everything it can to prevent it. Ray Bradbury lambastes conformity since it can lead to the loss of individuality. He utilizes Clarisse, technology, and an emotionally dead society to stress his position.
The Timeline of Alienation “Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny”, and Guy Montag is no ordinary person (C.S Lewis). As the protagonist in the novel Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury, Montag learns of his own extraordinary adventure during the staggering dystopian novel. Books are unalientated objects, in the community Guy Montag resides in. Firefighters in this community maintain the law of burning books in their community safeguard the people from information literature upholds. Ironically, instead of putting out the fire firefighters begin fires; however, this happens to be Montag’s occupation.
Imagine a world where firemen start fires instead of putting them out. Fahrenheit 451 is set in a utopian, or dystopian to us, society, where books are burned and people rarely have real social interaction. Although Fahrenheit 451 seems nowhere close to our society, we are both alike and different to their world. The freedom of information is both very different and somewhat alike. In Fahrenheit 451, information is restricted, and people are given so many useless “‘facts’ they feel stuffed, but absolutely ‘brilliant’ with information”(pg 58).
Throughout Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury express’ how curiosity has the ability to drive one to do what is unexpected. Guy Montag is a firefighter who is completely passionate about his job in the beginning of the book because his father was also a firefighter which means he was meant to be one. The firefighters are sent to burn the hidden books as well as the houses the books are hidden inside. The books are burned because the government doesn 't want the people gaining knowledge that could overthrow them. As Montag goes around burning all the books he finds himself pondering over how the knowledge inside the books could be so powerful.
Two seemingly unalike books like Fahrenheit 451 written by Ray Bradbury and Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass written by himself provide a great example of comparing the two different themes and even finding common ones between them. Every time a book is read, deep thought should be taken in order to fully understand the themes and morals the author is trying to impose on his or her audience. In this case, the pursuit for a higher education, freedom, and developing oneself. Fahrenheit 451 is a book about an everyday fireman living in a future United States whose job is to burn books. At the beginning of the book, the main character, Montag, meets a girl who loves to read (Bradbury 4).
Houses have always been fireproof, take my word for it’ ”(Bradbury 6). This simple question proves how uneducated people are on the topic of history. Because Montag, a man with ten years of experience as a fireman, cannot remember a past without fire-proof houses. The government’s decision in eliminating books entirely from their world resulted in limited information people retain and understand. Ignorance and mental deficiencies are outcomes from the restriction
Censorship of literature has always been a powerful means of manipulating society by limiting what the people are exposed to. This has been used as a way to suppress free thinking and new ideas, that could cause a shift in power in the society. The censorship of literature has been used by the powerful members of society forever, because of this societies fear the idea of their governments hiding information from the public. In Americus, a small town in Oklahoma is divided over a new teenager book series that some feel the series should be banned from the library. In contrast in Fahrenheit 451, a curious fireman indulges in a banded book, which enlightens him to a new outlook on life.