The government sent a group of people that were in charge for killing all the old-fashioned material, by material I mean people and objects too. This old lady lived in the times that televisions didn´t exist so the only entertainment she got was her books, and she loved to read. But when she grew older, things changed, the people and the way that they think. Even though, everything changed , she didn´t care about all the changes she just stick to what she loves. So, this group of people had a new target and it was this old lady.
In the dystopian setting of the story, fireman burn books, which have been banned in an attempt to make everyone equal. Montag, like any normal member of society, ponders the reasons that he does his job and questions what is wrong with the books. Montag’s curiosity and crave for knowledge is constantly getting the better of him, causing him to make rash decisions. The narrator excitingly blurted, “Montag’s hand closed like a mouth, crushed the book with wild devotion, with an insanity of mindlessness to his chest. The men above were hurling shovelfuls of magazines into the dusty air.
Their names lept into the fire, burning down the years under the axe and hose which sprayed not water but kerosene” (Bradbury page 31) The statement made in the book explains, how Montag felt about burning books and how he felt he was ruining what was once a good world. Guy had found many flaws in the utopian system starting with the way people had used their time while those who did not spend it consumed with a fake world were often seen as strange and peculiar rather than just normal everyday people. Death was normal to the people living in this world which is rather alarming and shows the darkness that underlies in the depressed society, “Six of my friends have been shot in the last year alone. Ten of them died in car wrecks…” (Pg.27) Clarisse was a friend of Montag 's and was scared of how people are dying and did not want to be killed or become one of the ones killed. Technology is used as an antidepressant rather than just
When we watched the video of the first scene in class, it made more sense to me. I loved the different ways the first scene is shown in the live play as the chaos is heard through the sounds and constant movement. When I found out this was based on a real woman who was the first to die in the electric chair shocking and makes me think about the society surrounding this woman. The overall outline of the play was very different from what I am
Bradbury uses Mildred, Montag’s wife, to show how everyone there is like robots. Montag starts arguing with Mildred about how she is acting. She is depressed and does not even know it. Mildred thinks that the voices in the walls are her family. Montag tries to get her to see what is really happening in society.
Even the principal seems to know what is going on in Regina’s life as he even gives a detailed account of when and where got back together with her ex-boyfriend. The students speculate outrageous things about her life like that she “does car commercials in Japan” or that “her hair is insured for $10,000”. Everyone in the school wants to be of the “popular” crowd or at least be relevant. In turn Regina and the other plastics obsess over everything in their lives to maintain their elite status among their peers. For instance, one of their daily activities is to stand in front of a mirror and talk about what they feel is wrong with their bodies.
Every day, there are girls who look in the mirror and all they see is fat and ugly. Every day, boys look at themselves and say, “too scrawny”, “to fat”, “not enough muscles”. Every day people starve themselves just to fit into society’s mold of what the perfect person looks like. Every day we see stick thin models and buff male celebrities on television, in advertisements, and in other forms of media. The media influences people all the time to have a negative body image and nobody is doing anything to stop it.
The novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury tells a story of a dystopian future where books are banned by the government and burned. There are several themes to this story and most of them relate to each other. Some of these themes include moronic television and conformity. The main theme of Fahrenheit 451 is censorship and how it is dangerous to society. The story of Fahrenheit 451 follows a man named Montag who works as a firefighter in this society.
When Montag returns home from a day at work with stolen books, he shows his wife, Mildred, and he explains his reasoning for bringing the books to the house: “Maybe these books can get us half out of the cave. They just might stop us from making the same damn insane mistakes” (Bradbury 102). Montag is in a society that values technology and immediate gratification over free speech, which is the cause of the isolation between each citizen (“Fahrenheit 451” 144). This is at the point that Montag comes to a realization that he can “break alienation from other humans” (“Fahrenheit 451” 144) by reading and deciphering the messages that each book has to offer. One night, Mildred has friends over to watch a show in the
Near the end of the book on page 106 it says “‘Why’ said Montag slowly ‘we’re stopped in front of my house.’” Montag being a fireman makes this ironic because of his pursuit of knowledge was his downfall. The point is that he went against the world he knew to find out that the world he got in return was worst. At the beginning of the book “It was a pleasure to burn.” Montag thinking this at the very beginning without knowledge he truly believes it is a pleasure to burn. At the end on the other hand the end with all the knowledge he has gained he realizes that it isn’t that he would rather be a criminal than a respected fireman. The Irony just like symbolism helps shape the world of Fahrenheit 451 and its theme.
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.