I hate a Roman named Status Quo! He berates himself for being a coward, but he shows himself capable of acts that require great courage and place him in considerable danger. Their husbands are called away to war. When a woman quotes Hugh Latimer before being burnt inside of her own house, Beatty is the only one that knows what she is talking about. Stoneman and Black Montag's fellow firemen who are conformists, and conservatives. Because of war that could begin at any minute , the commune is forced to move south, farther down the river, away from the city that is a sure target of attack. A fortuitous stumble allows Montag to escape certain death. To save himself, Montag kills the fire chief and escapes the city.
When Beatty is burned to death, his death by fire prepares for a rebirth that the phoenix sign traditionally symbolizes. The poem speaks of the need for love and loyalty. Blake is the woman who preferred to burn herself alive with her books rather than leave her home premises. Knowing they will be needed, the men turn back to the shattered city to help rebuild a society that has destroyed itself. His discontent shows that he is not a vicious killer, but a man with a conscience.
Finally, Montag has had enough, and he kills Beatty with a flamethrower. He asks if firemen ever prevented fires, and two other firemen take out their rule books and show him where it says the Firemen of America were established in 1790 by Benjamin Franklin to burn English-influenced books. As if motivating Montag to take action against him, Beatty taunts Montag relentlessly. In this scene the power of figurative language is shown to move an audience in a manner that transcends understanding. The fireman, Montag, attempts to use language as weapon against the entrenched ignorance of his dystopian world. His hands had been infected, and soon it would be his arm. Though he is sometimes rash and has a hard time thinking for himself, he is determined to break free from the oppression of ignorance.
Note once again, that in describing Beatty's death, Bradbury uses the image of a wax doll. Beatty thus demonstrates an encyclopaedic knowledge of the past while simultaneously condemning those who read and preserve history. This is also the number on the character Montag's helmet. Through a series of tragic events, Montag finds the vapid world must be changed. Though Montag may be a man who has trouble articulating his feelings, one learns that he is a man of deep emotions.
The Hound disables and kills offenders with a morphine or procaine needle. The government didnt want this becausethey believed it brought sadness. Analysis The ironies in this book continue to multiply as Montag discovers that Millie was the one who turned in the fire alarm. Captain Beatty The antagonist of the book and Montag's superior, the Fire Captain, who functions as the apologist for the dystopian culture in which Montag lives. He's smart, well-read, and he takes care of business. He pictures her looking at her wall television set.
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. When Montag escapes to the river, the imagery of water, a traditional symbol of regeneration and renewal and, for Carl Jung, transformation , coupled with Montag's dressing in Faber's clothes, suggests that Montag's tale of transformation is complete. This new development serves as another parallel to the situation in which Montag finds himself. By using this comparison, Bradbury shows that Beatty and Millie do not appear to be living things; they fit the mold made by a dystopian society. Or possibly, burning shouldn't be done simply as a mindless job that one does out of habit, but should be done out of political and ideological convictions. The implication is that, in the death of someone or something that you fiercely hate, you also loose an essential part of your identity.
He is also ashamed, because in all their years together, he was able to offer her nothing. The coat, symbolizing favoritism shown by Jacob toward his son, alienates the other sons, who sell their brother to passing traders, stain the coat with goat's blood, and return it to their father to prove that a wild animal has eaten Joseph. A new day begins, and a fire providing the commune warmth and heat for cooking is made. It becomes bland, and unoriginal. But the role reversal of the firemen … is not the only difference between present-day society and the world in which Montag lives.
The first four lines of the poem are: Tyger, Tyger burning bright, In the forests of the night: What immortal hand or eye, Could frame thy fearful symmetry? Because of this, the book was originally banned for sending the wrong political message and having offensive language. Then the alarm sounds, and they head off to a decayed, old house with books hidden in its attic. The job of burning books all of them were banned were given to firemen since their old jobs extinguishing blazes were mostly unnecessary …. Keystone Comedy from 1914 to 1920, director Mack Sennett and Keystone Studios produced a series of madcap silent film comedies featuring the Keystone Cops. Finally, the scene in which Beatty confounds Montag, with his encyclopaedic knowledge of contradictory quotations, demonstrates the destructive potential of language. The degenerated future depicted in Fahrenheit 451 represents the culmination of dangerous tendencies that are submerged in your own society.