Instead of putting out fires, firefighters went to homes that were believed to have books and set them on fire. Ray used the good and bad qualities of his characters to convey the theme; “Stand up for what you believe is right.” Montag, the main character in the novel, possessed bravery as a quality. Montag was a fire fighter who burned books for a living so he knew the risks of having them. Knowing what could happen if someone found out about the books, he hid them in a vent in his house. Captain Beatty had told him that firemen who had books would be put in jail and the books would be burned.
Regardless of this, happiness is of central importance in this future world. The fire chief of this city is Captain Beatty, who is also a book burner. Even though he used to love literature and is very smart, he is against books and hates people who want to read books. “ A book is a loaded gun in the house next door. Burn it.” (pg.58) Captain Beatty tries to define what happiness is throughout the story.
When the movie premiered forty years ago, living and working in space was definitely "science fiction". Today, the reality is that three resident crew members are aboard the International Space Station 365 days of the year - operating one of the most complicated engineering projects in our technological history. This reality sees us continually pushing the boundaries of 21st century scientific, technological and engineering prototypes. Science fiction becoming more of a reality...? Although we haven't yet colonized the moon, NASA has a plan in place to return to the moon by 2020 and maintain a permanent presence there.
From the beginning of the story onwards, several dramatic events impact Montag profoundly. Left questioning the society he once thought made sense, Montag makes a conscious decision to seek out a greater understanding of the world and himself. “His resultant search for knowledge destroys the unquestioning ignorance he used to share with nearly everyone else, and he battles the basic beliefs of his society.” (SparkNotes) Certain characters Montag meets along the ways set his journey into motion. Others help him make sense of the seemingly confusing mess his life has become. In Fahrenheit 451, Four characters in particular play a major role in the reeducation of Guy Montag.
Guy Montag is a fireman who starts fires rather than putting out as fireman do in our society. People are not allowed to own books and Guy knows that “It’s against the law”! The only books people are allowed to read are how-to books, guide books, and rule books. Consequently no one is reading any books that cause them to think for themselves. Even though in the present world books are not burned, statistics from Information Please Database show that people hardly ever read books for fun.
Though older citizens often argue that it is the young to blame for the state of our planet it is clear to me that it is those who were on the planet years before myself and peers are to blame! How can the older generation blame us for what their creations have done to this world? We did not invent the television, or the car etc; we have grown up in a world all ready made up of gadgets and gizmos that we ourselves did not create and only use them because we have been brought up to do so. What I cannot comprehend is their constant moaning about us leaving lights on and leaving the television on standby when it was their generation that invented these machines in the first place. They will argue back that they indeed created these machines but not to the extent that they are at now, that we the younger generation have helped them evolve from a black and white microwave look a like to a 45 inch screen suspended midway up a chimney breast!
The Moon Landings introduce landmark controversy through political, social, environmental, scientific and exploration factors. All arguments prompt deliberation as to whether the 1969 landings can be considered a historical landmark. #Neil Armstrong was the first man to set foot on the moon with Buzz Aldrin following 20 minutes after. The famous words of Armstrong ‘That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind’ as he took his first step on the moon remain significant to this day. Armstrong noted that the landing had left a small crater on the moon.
Gort has the power to vanquish earth and its inhabitants. The screenwriter Edmond North was quoted saying " It was my private little joke. The Christ comparison would be sublimital." The film also shows us that the alien demonstrates human emotions, his association with young Bobby is almost paternal. Bobby shows him the city and plays a key roll in the film including bringing Professor Jacob Barnhardt (Sam Jaffe) together.
Even the forest fire in the end of the story, that was meant to destroy, ended up being the boys key to rescue. In the beginning of this book, one of the most important parts is when Jack let the fire go out to go hunting. Although hunting is not necessarily barbaric or a loss of civilization, it is still what leads up to the loss of civilization. When Ralph realizes the power of the fire and admits that if everyone does not do their duty and cooperate in keeping the fire going, all hopes in contacting civilization outside are shattered. The fire is their
Firemen are created to take this job and protect the community. Fire is set up to destroy one’s house, to destroy the work that the author has done for life and sometimes, it takes away people’s lives. Captain Beatty clarified in the book that using fire to burn is the only way to preserve peace and equality. “The cigarette people are weeping, burn the book.