Chapter Summary Of Shakespeare's 'Fahrenheit 451'

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Fahrenheit 451 Reading Summaries Part II: The Sieve and the Sand Scene I: Montag is reading the books with Mildred, though he doesn’t understand what some mean and Mildred doesn’t care. While they’re reading, the mechanical hound seems to be at the door, but they ignore him. Montag wants a teacher, and thinks about an old man (Faber) he met last year in the park who used to be an English professor. " `That favourite subject, Myself." – Allusion “It was dead but it was alive. It could see but it couldn't see.” – Paradox Scene II: Mildred is excited because the girls are coming over tonight, and Montag calls Faber and asks him if there are any copies of the Bible, Shakespeare, or Plato left … he says no. Montag has a copy of the Old and…show more content…
Faber is talking to Guy through the ear device and tells him to run, but Guy thinks of the mechanical hound, so instead he gets the grabs the flamethrower that Beatty was handing to him. Guy burns down his house along with the books and gets arrested by Captain Beatty. “The books leapt and danced like roasted birds, their wings ablaze with red and yellow feathers.” – Personification & Simile Scene II: The house is burnt and Captain Beatty tells Guy that Mildred’s friends had also turned in an alarm earlier … he was an idiot for reciting poetry like that. Beatty hits Guy and the green bullet falls out, Beatty picks it up and says he’ll burst Guy’s friend, so Guy still having that flamethrower in his hand he burns Captain Beatty alive and the mechanical hound, too. “Why don't you belch Shakespeare at me, you fumbling snob? `There is no terror, Cassius, in your threats” –…show more content…
It turns out they are super smart people who memorize books and then burn them so they don’t get caught with them. The police get another guy to play Montag because they lost his trail and they don’t want to admit it. Montag joins the hoboes. “"I want you to meet Jonathan Swift, the author of that evil political book, Gulliver's Travels! And this other fellow is Charles Darwin, and-this one is Schopenhauer, and this one is Einstein, and this one here at my elbow is Mr. Albert Schweitzer, a very kind philosopher indeed. Here we all are, Montag. Aristophanes and Mahatma Gandhi and Gautama Buddha and Confucius and Thomas Love Peacock and Thomas Jefferson and Mr. Lincoln, if you please. We are also Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John." – Allusion Scene X: Montag asks why they trust him and they say because the way he looks. Montag doesn’t see the glow of knowledge in their face like he thought he would. “quoting the Magna Charta and the Constitution” -

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