An outline of fahrenheit 451 by ray bradbury

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Beatty is an intelligent but ultimately cynical man. At present, Montag seems to enjoy his job as a fireman. If not, he promises to burn them. He then convinces Millie to sit and read the books with him. At the behest of Faber in the ear-piece, Montag burns the book. See also. Captain Beatty. Granger is the leader of a group of wandering intellectual exiles who memorize books in order to preserve their contents. Indeed, she is partly responsible for Montag's change in attitude.

Professor Faber. As his doubts grow, he begins to steal some of the books he is meant to burn.

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The conversation is interrupted by a call from Mildred's friend, Mrs. Montag urges the woman to leave the house because the entire home will be destroyed, but she refuses to leave her precious books. However, firemen have been given a new occupation; they are burners of books and the official censors of the state. Enraged by their idiocy, Montag leaves momentarily and returns with a book of poetry. Montag is married to Linda, a futile woman that joins "The Family" through the interactive television. His efforts to resist conformity make him a criminal. He initially refuses to help Montag in his quest for knowledge, so Montag begins to rip pages from the Bible, destroying the book. By about , the Cold War was in full swing, and the American public's fear of nuclear warfare and communist influence was at a feverish level. Montag does as ordered and burns his own house down, but when Beatty discovers the earpiece and threatens to kill Faber, Montag burns him to death and attacks his fellow firemen. Louis and that he and Montag can rendezvous there later. Black is later framed by Montag for possessing books. Faber, an old man, is suspicious and afraid. Against Faber's objections streaming through the secret radio echoing in his ear, Montag engages the women in a debate about family and politics. The protagonist of the story, Guy is a fireman who has been illegally hoarding and reading books.

He explains to Montag that history is cyclical, and that a new age of wisdom will follow the current age of ignorance. Beatty also tells Montag that even though he may keep the book for twenty-four hours, he must return to work, with book in hand, so the book can be properly destroyed.

At the scene of the burning, Montag is shaken when the owner of the books, an older woman, refuses to leave her home. The Dark Side of Technology.

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Montag calls for help and two technicians arrive to pump Mildred's stomach and perform a blood transfusion. When Beatty continues to verbally abuse him, Montag flips the switch and kills the chief. He watches on television as an innocent man, strolling along the city streets, is purposefully identified as Montag and is killed for the entire television audience to see.

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Granger asks Montag what he has to contribute to the group and Montag finds that he had partially memorized the Book of Ecclesiastes. He asks her what happened to Clarisse and she is able to tell him that the girl was hit by a car and killed a few days prior. Beatty also tells Montag that even though he may keep the book for twenty-four hours, he must return to work, with book in hand, so the book can be properly destroyed. Indeed, when Bradbury wrote the novel during the McCarthy era , he was concerned about censorship in the United States. In all fairness, however, Montag feels sick because he burned the woman alive the night before. Montag watches as Mildred walks out of the house, too traumatized about losing her parlor wall family to even acknowledge her husband's existence or the situation going on around her, and catches a taxi. Clarisse gives Montag enlightenment; she questions him not only about his own personal happiness but also about his occupation and about the fact that he knows little truth about history. After the burning, Montag returns home, feeling ill as he relives the woman's horrific death. Part 3: Burning Bright Beatty tells Montag that his wife and her friends reported him. In the afterword of a later edition, Bradbury notes that the film adaptation changed the ending so that Clarisse who, in the film, is now a year-old schoolteacher who was fired for being unorthodox was living with the exiles. She refuses, angry at being forced to think.
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