After Granny discovered Ella reading Bluebeard to Richard, she screams in disgust and Richard interrupts , “ “But, granny, she didn’t finish,” I protested, knowing that I should have kept quiet. She bared her teeth and slapped me across my mouth with the back of her hand.“You shut your mouth,” she hissed. “You don’t know what you’re talking about!” “But I want to hear what happened!” “ (39) . By employing a violent tone in the dialogue , Wright emphasizes how loud and angry he argued against Granny because he felt irritated by her interrupting the story . Granny’s angered tone demonstrates how negative she felt about Richard being exposed to violent books due to her religious beliefs that disapprove of them.
The theme for Captain Beatty is that he doesn’t want to question and think like Montag. Beatty believes in his mission to destroy books. He is a bit of paradox. If he really hates or don’t like books why does he know more about books than anyone else. He burns these book but he spends half his time quoting from them.
After he sees a woman burning herself along with her books, his dissatisfaction with his life and a desire to know what is in those books increases. He eventually
Considering the society in Fahrenheit 451 is centered about conformation, Beatty is violently averse to the thought of having conflicting vantage points. Beatty even explains to Montag, a fireman with growing inquiry, about “what traitors books can be” in attempts to deter him from reading. By traitors, Beatty means to express his coming away lost due to authors “all of them running about, putting out the stars and extinguishing the sun.” He argues that rather than challenging people with discovering truth themselves, it is in their best interest to not “give them any slippery stuff like philosophy or sociology to tie things up with. That way lies melancholy.” Rather, “Any man who can take a TV wall apart and put it back together again, and most men can nowadays, is happier than any man who tries to slide rule,
(MIP) This meme relates to an important part of the book, it is the fact that Montag’s feelings on society change, and he is against the society. (SIP-A) The society is against books and will burn them and the possibly the person containing them if they are found. (STEWE-1) This is when Montag says that he took burning books to a whole new level, “‘We burned a thousand books. We burned a women’” (47). This is the scene where they have to burn the women with her books just because she had books.
By spilling all these accusations, Abigail turned Salem into a boiling pot of rumor and hatred. Even more so, it’s sad to think that Abigail did all of it simply because she wanted John back, and was angry at Elizabeth for being kicked out. On page 1157, Abigail's accusations are put on display, “I saw Goody Sibber with the Devil… I saw Goody Hawkins with the Devil… I saw Goody Booth with the Devil!”. Abigail couldn’t control her mouth, and ran around town accusing and denying to her content. Alan Kazdin talks about lying, “It is unlikely that lying will be completely eliminated, but with the right encouragement, it can be dramatically lessened”.
On their next encounter, she tells him that he isn’t like the other firefighters. That he looks at her when she speaks, that he puts up with her when the others don’t. She tells him that firefighting doesn’t seem right for him. This comment causes a reaction in Montag, “He felt his body divide itself into a hotness and a coldness, a softness and a hardness, a trembling and a not trembling, the two halves grinding one upon the other” (pg 24). His reaction shows a conflict, that is causing emotion and thought.
The oppressive society impacted Montag's identity because at the beginning of the book he believed in burning books and at the end of the book he didn’t believe that books should be burned. Three events that burned exemplify this impact are stealing his first book, watching the girl burn her house down and her in it, and him burning his own house down. The oppressive society impacted Montag's identity when he stole his first book. Montag is looking for a book to steal to read. In the book it tells us how montage stole the book “Montag's hand closed like a mouth, crushed the book with wild devotion , with an insanity of mind lessens to his chest” ( 34-35).
It starts off with anger, Missus is feeling as though all she has done for Josephine has gone to waste. The author explains that Missus took time to teach Josephine the alphabet so that she could learn about God and the bible. Up to now, Josephine has been by Missus’ side, but this event marks the point where Josephine finalizes the fact that this can’t be the life she wants to lead. Missus is acting hysterical again; not in the right mind. “They staggered from the studio, Missus leaning heavily on Josephine’s shoulder, her feet dragging behind.” (Conklin 188).
Beatty refers to the Tower of Babel when arguing with a woman whose books they are going to burn. He is trying to explain to her that books are confusing, like the Tower of Babel. These two compare because Babel means “a confused noise” according to oxford dictionaries. Beatty alludes to the Tower of Babel to convince this woman that she is confused by her own mistakes; which would be reading. Like Icarus, Montag became cocky with what he was doing.