At this point Montag has to overcome the censorship that his society has in order to read the books he wants to. Bradbury is careful to refrain from referring specifically to racial minorities—Beatty mentions dog lovers and cat lovers, for instance. Clarisse's vivacity is infectious, and Montag finds her unusual perspectives about life intriguing. Note that a couple visual metaphors for knowledge were traditionally of a woman, sometimes bathed in bright light or holding a burning torch. Phelps says that if her husband, who's serving in the Army, is killed then she'll just marry again. When Millie sees Montag's cache of books, she panics. He stands up, screams for the advertisement to shut up, and waves the Bible, alarming the other passengers, before he gets off.
Note, as well, the dual image of fire in its destructive and purifying functions. The argument for censorship is especially strong when it comes to children. Guy Montag is a senior fireman who is much respected by his superiors and is in line for a promotion. Rather than the unequal distribution of wealth or the unbalanced proportions of a social hierarchy, Fahrenheit 451, a novel by Ray Bradbury, describes to the reader a future where the different ways of thinking itself is made unequal. They don't seem to have any real interests besides entertainment. Faber invokes the Christian value of forgiveness: after Montag turns against society, Faber reminds him that since he was once one of the faithful, he should demonstrate pity rather than fury.
Themes Themes are the fundamental and often universal ideas explored in a literary work. In Fahrenheit 451, the government isn't able to control what conclusions the public may come to after reading a book. Burning Bright Change serves as the most significant theme within burning bright. Later, Montag, too, turns his head upward into the early November rain in order to catch a mouthful of the cool liquid. If books are found, they are burned and their owner is arrested.
When books and new ideas are available to people, conflict and unhappiness occur. During the time while the medical team is reviving Millie, it is unclear whether she will live or die. The only time animal imagery is positive in the entire novel is when Montag gets out of the river and encounters a deer. The first incident is one in which he is called to an unidentified woman's house to destroy her books. Montag remembers a retired English professor he met in the park a year ago. In mythology, it endures the flames without burning.
Notice, however, Bradbury's implicit hope and faith in the common man by representing the life of a working-class fireman. No teen would be caught dead wearing bell-bottom jeans and a bucket hat. Animal and Nature Imagery Animal and nature imagery pervades the novel. These paradoxes question the reality of beings that are apparently living but spiritually dead. Bradbury believes that human society can easily become oppressive and regimented — unless it changes its present tendency toward censorship suppression of an individual's innate rights. Montag fears that the dog can sense his growing unhappiness. She neglects Montag and lavishes her attention instead upon her television relatives.
However, some people would say a book is dangerous because it makes us think and question our life and society. The people ostracized the unique. For Montag, these discoveries are difficult to express; he is only dimly cognizant of his unhappiness — and Millie's — when he has the first incident with the Mechanical Hound. According to his government's views, the only emotion Montag should feel, besides destructive fury, is happiness. In ancient mythology, the salamander was a creature that could survive fire.
In the end, the decision to make books illegal, which was a decision that unequally disregards the minority of a society, is what ultimately destroys the concept of a different point of view. It is the duty of firefighters to burn any books on sight or said collections that have been reported by informants. This high contrast mainly focuses on making the cross more attractive to the eye, mainly because of the light rays coming out of it. The implications of both concepts — one, a simple fact, and the other, a challenge to authority — gain immense significance by the conclusion of the book. Below you'll find an example of a motif, a theme, and a symbol, the three of them taken from the book, analyzed using the Big 5.
One day, he takes a book from a home before they burn it. His resultant search for knowledge destroys the unquestioning ignorance he used to share with nearly everyone else, and he battles the basic beliefs of his society. At present, Montag seems to enjoy his job as a fireman. His sickness is, so to speak, his conscience weighing upon him. Captain Beatty, as noted earlier, has been suspicious of Montag's recent behavior, but he isn't aware of the intellectual and moral changes going on in Montag.
As the Afterword to Fahrenheit 451 demonstrates, Bradbury is extremely sensitive to any attempts to restrict his free speech; for instance, he objects strongly to letters he has received suggesting that he revise his treatment of female or black characters. The television family that never says or does anything significant, the high-speed abandon with which she drives their car, and even the overdose of sleeping pills are all indicators for Montag that their life together is meaningless. At the same time, she also gives the reader the opportunity to see that the government has dramatically changed what its citizens perceive as their history. On the subway, Montag feels numb. Clarisse accepts Montag for what he is; Montag finds Clarisse's peculiarities that is, her individuality slightly annoying. Apparently, they simply support one another.