From the time that Raymond is first introduced, the reader sees that he is involved in numerous illegal activities, but is left to wonder why Meursault would agree to be ‘pals’ with him. One comes to realize that Meursault really does not care how others lead their lives. Raymond casually admits that he beats his girlfriend and asks Meursault what he thinks about the situation to which he responds just as casually, “…I didn’t think anything, but that it was interesting”(30). Meursault does not judge those who lead bad lives because he is a stranger to remorse and forethought alike and sees no reason that anyone else should be acquainted with them either. By being a corrupt
• Captain Beatty: (Manipulative, Cunning) Beatty is the captain of the fireman in Montag’s neighborhood. He is extremely devious and uses quotes from books and poems to attempt and push Montag to stay unresponsive, so to speak. He is a very contradicting person and strangely well-versed. • Professor Faber: (Cowardly, Weak) He tries to wrestle control of Guy from Beatty via a two-way radio. He describes himself as cowardly but tries to help Montag.
Bigger is panic-stricken so as a result, he goes into a delusional behavior, ignoring all the other vices he has committed as well as the problems he has created such as raping and killing Bessie. Although he knows what he carried out, he cannot control himself. After
The Importance of Perspective “It is a narrow mind which cannot look at a subject from various points of view” and the view point you see the world from hinges on your behaviour (Eliot, 91). Fahrenheit 451 is based around the world of Guy Montag, a fireman whose job it is to burn books and the houses that contain them in order to assist the government in supressing dissenting ideas. The government believes that these dissenting ideas come from thinking and as a result they fill people’s lives with television and radio to avoid giving them down time for thought. Early on, Montag is fine with this oppression of free thought until he meets a young girl. This girl turns his understanding upside down and Montag winds up stealing a book from a burning, contacting an old English professor to assist him in his rebellion.
“We are pleading. We are begging you” (9) Oedipus comes across as an innocent man and is in need of help and is shameless to admit it. “then- only then will we find release from our suffering” (9). Oedipus is seen as just wanting to do best for his city and he is desperate to do so. He is suffering with the people and wants to put an end to everyone’s suffering.
The desire to initiate changes can either lead to positive or negative results. Keating wants his students to learn ho to be their own individual person and step out of the line of conformity. Neil has gained courage to defy his father but in the end loses his will and committed suicide. Charlie, who is definitely a nonconformist, has done things that eventually led to his expulsion. Todd’s change, however, has matured in a positive way and expressed himself when it really matters; he is the first
The immoral characters lie constantly throughout the novel for many different reasons. The King lies as a sort of art, while the Duke lies nonstop during his entire appearance in the novel. Pap, another immoral character, makes up countless stories during his appearances. He lies for personal gain, he does not care about anyone but himself. When Huck fakes his own murder, Pap seems to have feelings of regret but ultimately does not care as much as a father should.
Also in this story, Guy Montag is the main character, along with his foil character Clarisse McClellan. A foil character is a character that provides a contrast to another character. Guy Montag is an interesting man. He is a fireman who tends to steal books and hide them in a vent at his house, without his wife’s knowledge. He had always thought he was happy at his job, and said, “’Kerosene…is nothing but
*Lord Henry, who enjoys manipulating people to calm his hedonist feelings, imposing him by his radical, yet catchy theories of life. In the beginning of the book, when he meets Dorian, he tells him "[An influenced person's] virtues are not real to him. His sins, if there are such things as sins, are borrowed. He becomes an echo of someone else's music, an actor of a part that has not been written for him. The aim of life is self-development.
On page 62, Beatty says, “Don’t let the torrent of melancholy and drear philosophy drown our world.” Using words such as “drear” and “torrent” makes Bradbury’s diction distinguishable from other authors, while also being captivating. Also, his regular use of contradictions to show conflicting emotions is fascinating. For example, in Something Wicked This Way Comes, the father of a protagonist was debating whether or not he should follow his son, thinking to himself. “I’ll go there, thought Charles Halloway, I won’t go there. I like it, he thought, I don’t like it…Charles Halloway saw but chose not to see,” it says on page 41.