Fahrenheit 451 Character Development

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Fahrenheit 451: ISU Log #2 Significant Quotations Character Development “We can’t do anything. We can’t burn these. I want to look at them, at least look at them once. Then if what the Captain says is true, we’ll burn them together…We’ve got to start somewhere here, figuring out why we’re in such a mess….We’re heading right for the cliff, Millie. God, I don’t want to go over. This isn’t going to be easy. We haven’t anything to go on, but maybe we can piece it out and figure it and help each other.”(Bradbury 66). Guy Montag is seeing the value of books and the knowledge they contain when the pressure to burn them is mount on him. He is undecided as what he should do; burn the books as always,…show more content…
He tells Montag to observe the ‘blowing of the city’, which is significant of the reintroduction of books to the new society. Faber forecasts that people will then accept what the books have to offer. He suggests people will have to be ready really soon as the civilization is breaking apart really fast and the change is to come quickly. This will affect people’s perception on books, as they will start to teach books in schools again. “Let you alone! That’s all very well, but how can I leave myself alone? We need not to be let alone. We need to be really bothered once in a while. How long is it since you were really bothered? About something important, about something real?” (Bradbury 52). Montag asks himself on how he should move on in life without books through a rhetoric question. He concludes that he is better off in life without books and can therefore seek information through other mediums. He has the answer to his question and can manage the situation he is in in deciding the best way to move on in life.…show more content…
Firemen are to extinguish fire, not start them. This fact contradicts the picture and expectation present in this society. They kill people who own books, just taking into account that they own books and not observing their criminal record or unethical behaviour towards society. People are lit on fire and homes are burnt down as a result as well. Many people in the society are not encouraged to work, which causes people like Montag to sit at home, watch television all day, and possibly come up with dangerous thoughts. The government was not in favour of the general public learning about material they did not want them to know and as so hired Guy Montag and Captain Beatty to do the job – burn paper compilations. People have no say in politics or issues that occur across the globe. Since the people have no right to say their word, they are manipulated

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