This is because he doesn't have any inspiration. Despite Faber, Clarisse makes Montag think how great the world would be if everyone read books, socialize, or explore without technology. She made him curious and question life. Clarisse starts by asking “Are you happy(Pg12)?” and this question opens his eyes. Montag was walking through life as a blind, being a man like everybody else in the society; however, Clarisse opened his eyes, for the first time.
In this world there is no “Eros” type of loving, which is known as the powerful and passionate style of loving that blazes to life suddenly and dramatically (Wood 332). Truthfully there is no real love; everything is a shallow form of the word fueled only by sex. This is mainly due to the lack of interpersonal communication in the characters. This novel helps to paint a picture of a world that could one day be real, it allows us to evaluate our relationships with ourselves and how it affects our relationships with others. The main character Guy Montag is known as a “firefighter”, but instead of putting out fires he starts them.
This puts Montag in the position to try bringing books back into society. This is brave of him because it isn’t something anyone else would try to do. Since books are illegal, Montag is taking a step out and doing his own thing, instead of staying in the background and letting whatever happens, happen. Also, when Montag and his new group of book people set off for the city to help people survive after the bomb was set off, it took a great deal of bravery for him. Granger tells Montag that he is nothing and he isn’t important.
The Perfect Temperature Many people believe that Fahrenheit 451 was written to warn future generations of what our society and government could become. The society in Fahrenheit 451 has many similarities along with many differences to our modern society. Fahrenheit 451 begins with a fireman named Guy Montag who burns books in a futuristic American city. In this futuristic society, firemen start fires rather than putting them out. The people in Fahrenheit's society do not spend time by themselves, think on their own, or, by any means, read books.
Introduction For the majority of people, the goal of life is to explore various interests, build aspirations, and thus form an identity. In a society where the government has ultimate control over occupations, education, and social status, people can never develop and discover their true identities. In Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, Guy Montag lives in a society where books have been completely outlawed. As a firefighter, he is forced to start fires to burn books instead of extinguishing them like they would have done in the past. As a result, citizens no longer read, think independently, or have significant conversations among one another.
When nobody thinks for themselves the world is run by the only few that do. When a society is run by a select few people, there are no checks and balances to keep things running. Ray Bradbury wrote “a novel of censorship and defiance” to show us what will happen if nobody questions, challenges, or thinks for themselves. “ He had never questioned the pleasure of the midnight runs...” to realize what really lied behind the books. Under every book that was turned into ash was a person that challenged society, and wrote down their thoughts.
After this meeting, the usual house seems to be a cold, impervious gloom. Room looks more like a grave, which is not reachable by any sound of a big city. Montag finally sees his wife: "hair burnt by chemicals to a brittle straw, the reddened pouting lips, and her flesh like white bacon” and realizes, that their marriage has turned into an empty fiction. Clarisse’s absurd death aggravates the situation: he rethinks the world in which they live, learns to think, secretly taking books to the house. A new spiritual mentor appears in Guy’s life- Faber, an old-fashioned man, who completes the initiated by Clarisse and opens main character’s eyes, forcing to notice what is going on around them.
The rights of the society should be the first priority, but there are many contradictory laws in the Charter. For instance, the fact that Zundel was allowed to release a book denying that the Holocaust existed is a juxtaposition to the Charter which states, in Section 15 (1), that every individual has the right to the equal protection and benefit of the law without discrimination; yet, the Canadian government allowed him to publish his book which is based on personal prejudice while Keegstra who's actions compare as far less severe was fired from his teaching job. Likewise, Sharpe released a memoir about molesting young boys; but unlike Zundel, he was not allowed to publish it even though discriminating against an identifiable group causes just as much harm as promoting pedophilia. Hence, individuals who commit wrongful acts could misuse the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and take advantage of the concept of freedom of expression under a Liberal view, helping them get away with such acts. Thus, Canada would be better off establishing a conservative view of freedom of expression than the present liberal
If he was a good person from the start he wouldn’t have become a fireman in the first place, when his curiosity built on books he was becoming greedy for the knowledge, and finally, he killed his chief because of emotions. People who have read this book might have sympathized Guy Montag for he was changing to be a better person but overall he isn’t really the best hero. In Fahrenheit 451, the beginning of the book describes Montag doing his job as a fireman, a man who burns books. Books were considered illegal and so these men would have to search for them and burn them. These men were considered the “bad guys” right off the bat and Montag was a part of them.
Each one came from different places, but all ended up in the New World. Yet they all used literature as a way to cope with and understand these difficulties. In addition to this, they all contributed to the American literature we use today. These people came to the new world, with hopes of a better life. Yet, they came to see hard times full of difficulties.