The result is a society where fanatical, destructive behavior, such as the firemen's book-burning, flourishes. People in Montag’s society have been conditioned to think the suggestion of reading is a laughable subject as expressed in the quote, “Do you ever read any of the books you burn?’ He laughed. ‘That's against the law!’ ‘Oh. Of course.’” (8). The people in Montag’s society are banned by their government to read anything that has any philosophies or intellectual thought.
She believes that the society that they are living in is hiding something from the public to keep everyone under control. On page 5 she asks montage is he reads any of the books that he burns. He doesn’t reply He just thinks about why she would ask a fireman such a peculiar question. Her outlook on life and society is that everyone even fireman breaks the law to find out what books is like. Clarisse is someone who doesn’t like technology as much as the rest of the society does.
Well Montag take my word for it, [he has] had to read a few in my time, to know what [fireman] was about, and the books say nothing...[he] come[s] away lost,” (Bradbury 66). Beatty tries to keep Montag from reading books, but all that causes is for Montag to go a different direction that Beatty wants. Beatty helps Montag change into a better person without even trying and noticing. In many ways this is good that Beatty is trying to push Montag away from books because it just makes Montag rebel against
Fahrenheit 451 is set in a future society where knowledge is considered dangerous and individuality is discouraged. The people are kept complacent with a steady stream of meaningless entertainment. A war is being waged, but no one seems to know why or even whom the enemy is. Books are outlawed because they contain ideas that might cause people to question the status quo. It is the job of the firemen to burn books to prevent the spread of dissension and independent thought.
Fahrenheit 451 part three Burning Bright Characters: * Guy Montag- a fireman that has realized the emptiness in his life and has begun searching for anything that will give him something to live for in books * Captain Beatty- captain of the fire department where Montag works; he is very well read and cunning * Mildred Montag- Guy’s wife. All she does is watch TV and invite her friends over to watch TV. She is against books and finally gives up on getting rid of Montag’s books and leaves. * Professor Faber- a retired English professor Montag met in the park. He is a coward is afraid of what people will do if he speaks about books.
This is because Guy Montag, the main character of the story is a fireman. In this futuristic society, he burns books for a living because they are illegal and supposedly cause conflicts in the thinking of people in society. The second picture is of Montag, his boss Beatty, and the rest of the people that work at the fire station who burn books.
Fahrenheit 451 Fahrenheit 451 is a futuristic novel where the main character is Montag, a fireman living in a world where firefighters don’t work putting off fires but provoking them. The purpose of the fire is to burn books, because they impede society from being happy. One day he met Clarisse McClellan, the second main character of the book story, a girl who had a different vision of the world; she knew something wasn’t right with the rest of the people hence they thought she was a little crazy somehow. Montag also found her strange, no one had ever asked him so many questions that made him think about something else than his routine life and burning books, she seemed to know so many things. Gradually, with Clarisse’s help, Montag began to
Guy begins to collect books throughout the novel and keep them in his air vent. There is a mechanical hound, which is a machine which enforces the rules of the society. One lady in the novel burns her own house down and dies with her books. This is an example of how people would rather die with their books than live without them. Mildred, Guy’s wife, doesn’t really care about anything, but her TV room.
He changes sides when he discovers meaning in books he had not seen before. The book portrays the censorship that Guy once stood for, however it eventually all changes. Guy Montag is a fireman who burns books in a futuristic American city. In Montag’s world, firemen start fires rather than putting them out. The people in this society do not read books, enjoy nature, spend time by themselves, think independently, or have meaningful conversations.
"America will never get its act together until we recognize how much trouble we're really in, and how much effort and shared sacrafice is needed to stop the decline. Only then will we be able to begin resuscitating the dream" (567). Cal Thomas, the author of "Is the American Dream Over?," agrees with Bob Herbert's statement "America will never get its act together until we recognize how much trouble we're really in" (Thomas 570). But Thomas only agrees with Herbert's statement to a certain extent. Thomas feels as though that Herbert is right but he's only pointing out the obvious in the matter.