Montag's wife, Mildred, spends her time watching the televisions that take up three of the four walls in their parlor, or listening to the seashell radios that fit snugly in the ear. Clarisse lives with her mother, father, and uncle; Montag has no family other than his wife, and as you soon discover, his home life is unhappy. All of these men dedicate themselves to the goal of reintroducing books into the society. She claims not to remember what she has done and returns to her interactive television, totally ignoring him. All she knows is that books are unlawful and that anyone who breaks the law must be punished. He also realizes that his smile is beginning to fade.
This differs from what most people consider happiness because people usually consider happiness material objects, and that is what Bradbury reproaches. His first book, Dark Carnival, was published in 1947. Upon entering the upper level of the firehouse, Montag questions whether the Mechanical Hound can think. In addition to Fahrenheit 451, his best known works include The Martian Chronicles, Dandelion Wine, and Something Wicked This Way Comes. Even though it is illegal, Montag takes a book, an item he is sworn to destroy. They talk about ideas and thoughts in a way that no one in this society seems to do anymore. We can understand why Beatty tried to prevent Montag from breaking the status quo, even if it meant arresting him.
. He was inspired through his struggles to get his writing out and an instance where he witnessed a girl drowning. When Montag goes to work, Beatty mocks him with contradictory quotations drawn from famous books, which point out that books are useless, elitist, and confusing. Their plan is to someday put the knowledge from the books back on paper. Possibly Montag himself is represented in the salamander reference. His sickness is, so to speak, his conscience weighing upon him.
They agree to communicate through a tiny two-way radio placed in Montag's ear. In ancient mythology, the salamander was a creature that could survive fire. Instead, he kills his chief and the other firemen in order to escape with the few books he has left. Despite all these differences, the two are attracted to one another. Millie, Montag's wife, has betrayed her husband and turned him in as a criminal. Although he thought that the search was called off, Montag finds out that it was just rerouted.
When Millie sees Montag's cache of books, she panics. Indeed, she is partly responsible for Montag's change in attitude. After suspecting a lingering nearby presence, he meets his new neighbor, an inquisitive and unusual seventeen-year-old named Clarisse McClellan. The main conflict in the narrative arises when … Montag begins to doubt the morality of his profession and of the society at large, and in turn goes rogue. This book has also been banned in states such as Mississippi and Texas Since they moved so much into the future the houses naturally were fireproofed for safety. When Captain Beatty, who is already suspicious of Montag's recent behavior, finds that Montag hasn't come to work, he makes a sick call to Montag's home.
The firemen rush to their truck and head out to the address given. Various people and events encourage him in his pursuit of truth, including Clarisse McClellan and the old lady who dies in her home. Montag is surprisingly able to escape after this, even with an unusable leg and all the authorities after him now all the authorities besides Captain Beatty, that is. Montag fears that the dog can sense his growing unhappiness. To save himself, Montag kills the fire chief and escapes the city. In a few short days, this man is transformed from a narrow-minded and prejudiced conformist into a dynamic individual committed to social change and to a life of saving books rather than destroying them.
One of the examples of foreshadowing is the mention of the heating vent at Montag's house. Everyone thinks the same way and acts in the same way. Montag leaves the river and immediately finds the group that Faber told him about. The book never says if she died or not, but Montag is led tobelieve she was hit by a car that was street racing. However, firemen have been given a new occupation; they are burners of books and the official censors of the state. Note that a couple visual metaphors for knowledge were traditionally of a woman, sometimes bathed in bright light or holding a burning torch.
Beatty reminds him that he will be arrested afterwards. November 4 the firemen play cards early on Mischief Day November 4 , the eve of Guy Fawkes Day, when bonfires and burning of guys in effigy commemorate his Gunpowder Plot, an abortive attempt to destroy James I and his Protestant supporters, who oppressed Catholics. Impossible; for how many people did you know who refracted your own light to you? He is injected with the morphine needle of the dog, and limps away, knowing what damage he has caused. He graduated from high school, chose not to go to college, got a job selling newspapers, and began seriously writing science fiction and fantasy stories. He then begins to reveal his library, which he's hidden in the air-conditioning system. For the next week, Montag continues to talk with Clarisse and to examine his own life. The story begins with an inciting incident in which Montag meets Clarisse McClellan.
In many ways, the world depicted in Fahrenheit 451 can thus be seen as a dystopian society, a fictional, futuristic community that mirrors many of the social flaws of the society in which it was written. He also fears that the Hound somehow knows that he's confiscated some books during one of his raids. The final war has begun. Fearing for her own safety, Millie declares that she is innocent of any wrongdoing, and she says that Montag must leave her alone. This knowledge leads people to think by themselves and that way they can find happiness and what makes them happy by themselves, instead of being programmed to think they are happy when they are not. The group decides to move on from their current site, and while they are walking, Granger explains the purpose of the outlaw group: They are preserving books by memorizing their contents and then destroying them. Although Fahrenheit 451 was written over fifty years ago we can still relate to this fictional community, where the protagonist, Montag,breaks away from society and refuses to follow the status quo.