One of the major changes in this new society is depersonalization, the loss of self and intimacy. After an alarm is sent to the firehouse for a home possessing books, Montag travels to the location with the other firemen. He then discovers that this is his own house, and his wife Mildred turned him in to the firemen. Then, Beatty, the head fireman and Montag’s acquaintance, forces him to burn it down himself. After doing so, he stands outside and watches his house burn. He ruminates, “A great earthquake had come with fire and leveled the house and Mildred was under there somewhere and his entire life was under there…” (112). Despite some of these things that are a part of Montag’s life not being the most pleasant, they are still a large part of who he was. As the house is being burnt down, Montag realizes that everything about him is being destroyed with it. Without his house, Montag has nothing familiar left, and registers that his whole life is essentially gone. After killing Beatty as revenge for forcing him to destroy his home, Montag starts his escape. He stops at the house of Faber, an ex-professor he met prior to the events of the story, for help. In shock, Montag voices his wonder about how he ended up in this situation. He
Montag finds out that Mildred was the one that put in the alarm when she comes running out of the front door and into a beetle taxi mumbling about how the family is ruined. After personally burning his house down with the flamethrower, Beatty announced to him that he was under arrest. While Beatty was lecturing Montag, the green bullet fell out of his ear. Knowing he had no other choice, Montag turned the flamethrower on Beatty and watcher him burn alive. Having nowhere else to go, Montag takes off with a hurt leg due to the Mechanical Hound. Stopping at Mr. Black’s house along the way to Faber’s, Montag drops off a book and calls in an alarm to watch his house go up in flames. Continuing on his way, Montag shows up at Faber’s house where he is welcomed inside only to let Faber know he can’t stay for long.
After using Clarisse to begin Montag’s transformation, Bradbury uses Professor Faber to further develop Montag’s change into individuality. Montag met Faber in a park years before and remembers him when he begins to read the books he has been stealing from the fires. He was an English professor. Montag meets with Faber and agrees to plant books in the homes of firemen so that the firemen will get arrested and there will be no one to enforce the anti-book laws. Faber gives Montag a radio device that fits in his ear and looks like a seashell, the common radio every person has. As Montag leaves, he says, “I’m not thinking. I’m just doing like I’m told, like always. You said get the money and I got it. I didn’t really think of it myself. When do I start working things out on my own?” Faber replies that Montag has already “taken the next step.” Not only is he questioning and enduring by others’ answers, he wants to compose his own ideas and observations.
They both enjoy reading books, although they don’t want to be caught. Montag’s traits and attributes are improved by Faber, because he learns pretty much the basics of everything and what to say and not to say. On the other hand, Montag improves Faber’s traits and attributes. Faber was able to realize that he can go out, get out of the world, and to outdo what he thought would never be done, by leaving the
Faber changed Montag from being a confused man, to an aware, thinking and analyzing person that is deferent from the society he lives in. after killing Beatty, the chief fireman at the station who has read many books and memorized most of them. Montag seeks Faber 's help again, he was confused did not know where to do to escape from the mechanical hound that was running after him. Faber tells Montag to go to the forest, where Montag rested and thought about what happened and whether he did the right thing or not. At the forest, Montag meets a group of men that was lead by Granger; an author who is the leader of a group that hopes to re-populate the world with books.
The forces acting upon Montag are the fireman crew, Beatty, and Mildred. Clarisse helped Montag with his dilemma.
Juan Ramon Jimenez once said, “If they give you ruled paper, write the other way”. This quote shows the challenge of authority, like Montag and his society. Just like challenging the normal, or doing the opposite of what seems to be right by “writing the other way” on a lined piece of paper, Montag chooses to challenge authority by reading, remembering, and comprehending books, instead of burning them. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury takes place in a dystopian society in the twenty-fourth century and the main character is Guy Montag. He is a fireman whose job is to burn books and start fires instead of putting them out. Moreover, he lives in a society which just listens to government propaganda and follows whatever they are told; the citizens do not think deeply about aspects in life but rather focus on mind-numbing activities, that does not take any deep thought process. Books are banned but Montag takes the risk to start to read books, hoping they will bring him happiness in the dark world he lives in. In his journey he has three mentors who help him, Clarisse, Faber, and Granger. The protagonist, Guy Montag, changes as a result of the conflict within his dystopian society and this change connects to the novel’s theme of government censorship over its citizens.
Partaking in a society of absolute censorship seems to be a priority for Montag at first, but as his mentality grows he constructs a deviating life. After meeting a girl, Montag slowly begins to evolve into a round, dynamic character. The young,
The second stage of transformation occurs when Montag spreads his flame to Faber. Faber is like a dry log sitting in the hearth. Montag is the match to release Faber’s energy and spread the heat. When Faber does not agree to join the movement, “His (Montag’s) hands, by themselves, like two men working together, began to rip the pages from the book. The hands tore the flyleaf and then the first and then the second page.” (84) Ripping these pages shows his decision to strengthen a movement or destroy society. He rips pages out of the Bible because he knows it will earn Faber’s attention and effort. After he agrees, Montag and Faber plan to print books and implant them in firemen’s houses. By joining with Faber, Montag turns his feelings of being lost and ignorant into actions to change society. He is becoming a more independent character as the effects of the dystopia disintegrate and rush away from him like smoke. As the flames grow, Beatty, the captain of Montag’s fire station, is water. Beatty knows what Montag is doing. Montag counters this resistance as he says, “You always said, don't face a problem, burn it. Well, now I've done both. Good-bye, Captain.” (115) Montag means that Beatty never actually solved problems, he just burns them and hopes they go away, so he kills his captain with the wrath of his flamethrower. These actions show Montag’s determination to do what is right. By this stage, Montag has changed from a
Fahrenheit 451 is a dystopian work of fiction that occurs in the twenty-fourth century. It follows the journey of the protagonist, Guy Montag, a fireman who starts fires instead of putting them out. Montag's world is turned upside when one night after work, he meets Clarisse McClellan. She is Montag's seventeen-year-old neighbor who has a different idea about the function of the society the two live in. Before his unexpected meeting with Clarisse, Montag is content, even happy with his life and an occupation. After parting ways with her that evening, Montag examines his life and comes to the conclusion that he is actually not happy (“Fahrenheit 451: A Christian Perspective" 1). Montag is nauseated with the disillusionment of his life and is
Finally at the end of the novel, Montag faces the conflict of everything he has left behind such as his wife, and firemen chief Captain Beatty, which influences him to become stronger and notice that he can create a new life, in where he can be accepted by people who are similar to him. For example, when Faber gives Montag advice to run down the river, he is surprised to see other people that have settled near
Fahrenheit 451 is a novel based on a character amed Montag and the life he lives. Throughout the novel his belief will be challenged and he will begin to see the world he and the other characters live in differently. Overtime the man who he was will not be the man he becomes. His beliefs, the characters who have influenced him, and the ways that Montag changes will all be discussed in this essay.
4. Montag turns the flame thrower toward Beatty and burns him to ashes, knocks the other firemen out and runs for it.
Guy Montag is a round character because he changes from a fireman who burns books to stopping others from burning books. He goes to Faber’s house so he can help him understand what’s in books. They talk about helping others understand books because they don’t like the society they live in. “I don’t know. We have everything we need but aren’t happy. Something’s missing. I’ve looked around. The only thing I positively knew was gone was the books I’d burn in ten or twelve years. So I thought books might help” (78). This quote shows that Guy Montag wants to change and learn
To get revenge is in his mind so he and Abbe (hisprison companion) flee to jail and they succeed! Abbe became his friend and help him to revenge. He used his brain and not his emotion so he can