http://www.bookrags.com/notes/451/QUO.htm#7Faber knows that to bring society back to feeling and thinking, the role of the fireman must be destroyed. Somehow he and Montag hope to bring the establishment down. They decide to plant books in the homes of the firemen and to make them seem traitors to society so that they will be disbanded. How exactly to execute this plan, they aren’t certain, but they’re in it together. To keep up discreet communication between them, Faber gives Montag a seashell radio that will not only send out sound, but will also pick up sound so that he can hear what Montag hears and speak to Montag as well. With this communication link, Montag leaves Faber to go home. He has to get a book to take to Capt. Beatty at the fire station. Montag only hopes that Beatty didn’t notice that the book he stole was a Bible because he’s going to hand over another book so that a copy of the Bible can be made. If Beatty notices that Montag gives him the wrong book, the captain will know that Montag has more than one book, and that will be trouble.
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Montag goes home to find that Mildred has a few women over to watch the wall televisions. Above Faber’s voice in his ear, Montag hears the women and their mindless chatter in the parlor. He can’t stand it anymore, so he unplugs the walls. He talks to the women, and conversation about anything beyond the programs they were watching makes them unsettled. Montag feels outraged that they are so indifferent to the world. They don’t care about their husbands or their children. They don’t care that their government is preparing to wage war against another country. They only care about the characters in the television, and Montag absolutely cannot stomach their indifference any longer. In his rage, he brings a book into the room, and they are all shocked. Mildred tries to play it off as a firemen’s job to prove how silly books are, and Faber tries to calm Montag so that he doesn’t give himself away. Mildred tells him to read a silly poem so that he can show the women how useless books and literature are, and he goes along with the plan realizing that he’s gotten himself into trouble because any of these women could report him to the fire department for having a book. The poem that he reads makes one of the women cry, and both the guests leave because Montag has frightened them with his anger and with the poem.
Guy Montag is the main character in the novel Fahrenheit 451. Montag s job is a fireman but a different kind of fireman they are supposed to find houses with books in them, and to destroy them. The homes in which books are found are also burned and the person who has the books is sent to jail. In the beginning, Guy Montag seems to like his job Then one day he meets a girl named Clarisse Mcclellan, ...
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He finds his stack of books hidden behind the refrigerator, and he notices that some are missing because Mildred must have burned them in the incenerator. He moves the other books into the shrubs of the backyard so that they will be safe from her.
Montag goes to work with Faber whispering in his ear trying to keep him calm and collected. Montag turns the book over to Beatty and the captain burns it without even looking at the title. Attempting to seem normal, Montag sits down for a game of poker, but he can’t get comfortable with Beatty sitting across the table watching him. He feels like Beatty knows about the other books, and he is nervous. But when Beatty keeps throwing literary quotes at Montag, the pressure builds. The captain talks about a dream he had not long ago in which he and Montag got into a debate about books and Montag was throwing quotes at the Captain, and Beatty was arguing right back. Beatty keeps talking and quoting and pushing Montag to crack telling him “What traitors books can be! You think they’re backing you up, and they turn on you. Others can use them, too, and there you are, lost in the middle of the moor, in a great welter of nouns and verbs and adjectives.” Part 2, pg. 107 The more Beatty says, the more worked up Montag becomes. When Beatty reaches across the table and grabs Montag’s wrist, he can feel the pulse racing there and he tells Montag that the dream ended with him coming back to the firemen as before and realizing that books needed to be destroyed.
Fahrenheit 451 is a literary work of art. It is a novel about censorship and one mans fight against it. The story was written in the fifties, but is set in the future. Ray Bradbury's prediction of what the future will be like is precise in some aspects, but completely outrageous in others. He pictures the future as a somewhat a dictatorship government. The government controlled everything in their ...
In the tension after Beatty’s performance, Faber whispers in Montag’s ear that he knows that the Captain is persuasive and that he belongs to the powerful majority, but Faber wants a chance to convince Montag that he was right to want out of the business. Faber says that he wants Montag to make his own decision about which side to stick with, but he at least wants a chance to plead his case. Montag starts to answer him aloud and is saved such a dangerous mistake when the alarm sounds. The firemen are off to do their work and Montag goes with them. He is shocked into complete silence when the fire engine pulls up in front of his house.
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