Perseverance pushes people towards what they believe in, a person’s perseverance is determined upon their beliefs. A person with strong beliefs will succeed greater to someone who does not. In the novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, Guy Montag perseveres against society as well as himself in order to demolish censorship. Perseverance embraces values and drives people closer to their goals.
While walking home, Guy meets Clarisse, a curious seventeen- year- old. This signals the Call to Adventure; Clarisse expands Montag’s thinking, and makes him question his society. “Are you happy?” (Bradbury 7). Montag has always seen himself as happy, but until Clarisse asked, he realized he is not happy. His wife is a ‘stranger’ and a drug addict
In the story, Montag, who is a fireman for the city thinks he is happy until he meets a neighbor girl named Clarisse. Clarisse is considered an oddball in the society of Fahrenheit 451 because she is “antisocial” in their world which actually means that she is social by today’s standards. She talks to people about things instead of the people of 451 who talk about meaningless things that have no substance. Peter Sesario says that’s she is considered to be this way because, “She was a sensitive, observant person who questioned society and was consequently eliminated by the government (3).”One day as Montag and Clarisse are walking down the street Clarisse says to Montag, “Are you Happy?”(10). Montag is speechless and before he could come up with and answer Clarisse is gone. As he enters his house he talks to himself, “Of course I’m happy. What does she think? I’m not?”(10) When he is saying this he looks up to the ceiling where he has Hidden books which are things that actually make him happy instead of the things around him which he thinks makes him happy. She also notices that when Montag laughs it is a fake laugh and that he doesn’t really mean it when he laughs. Also when he smiles it is not a real smile which further goes to show that he isn’t happy.
Book Title: Fahrenheit 451 Author: Ray Bradbury Original date of publication: 1953 Part A.) The Author. Visit the reference section of a library. Drawing from at least two sources, share the life story of the author. Discuss how the author’s life and circumstances may have influenced the novel.
In the end of the book we learn that the city Montag once lived in has been destroyed. It’s here where we get the end result of Montag, the man who once took special pleasure in destroying books now takes pleasure in preserving them. If not for Clarisse who opened his eyes to the truth through questioning life, or Faber who revealed the truth and magic in the books, and Granger who taught Montag how to preserve the books Montag could have very well been a victim of his cities destruction. It’s clear that Montag was heavily influenced by these three Individuals changing him from a once law abiding citizen of the futuristic government to a refugee of the law discovering reasons worth fighting for regardless of outcome.
Imagine a society where owning books is illegal, and the penalty for their possession—to watch them combust into ashes. Ray Bradbury’s novel, Fahrenheit 451, illustrates just such a society. Bradbury wrote his science fiction in 1951 depicting a society of modern age with technology abundant in this day and age—even though such technology was unheard of in his day. Electronics such as headphones, wall-sized television sets, and automatic doors were all a significant part of Bradbury’s description of humanity. Human life styles were also predicted; the book described incredibly fast transportation, people spending countless hours watching television and listening to music, and the minimal interaction people had with one another. Comparing those traits with today’s world, many similarities emerge. Due to handheld devices, communication has transitioned to texting instead of face-to-face conversations. As customary of countless dystopian novels, Fahrenheit 451 conveys numerous correlations between society today and the fictional society within the book.
... story progresses, Montag completely turns his belief system around and becomes an advocate for the salvation of books. He is cast out of his own job and home, but at the last moment his decision saves him from certain destruction by a nuclear bomb. Montag becomes a hero, one of the last few remaining with the power of literature contained in their minds.
Physical, emotional and mental abuse is affected by the entire body. Physical is the outside, mental is the inside, and emotional is even deeper on the inside of the body. The people in this new world deal with this abuse every day. It has become a severe tragedy of what the future might become.
Fahrenheit 451 degrees Fahrenheit is the temperature at which paper, more specifically books, burn. As a fireman living in a futuristic city, it is Guy Montag’s job to see that that is exactly what happens. Ray Bradbury predicts in his novel Fahrenheit 451 that the future is without literature -- everything from newspapers to novels to the Bible. Anyone caught with books hidden in their home is forced out of it while the firemen force their way in. Then, the firemen turned the house into an inferno.
Fahrenheit 451 By: Ray Bradbury Life may be confusing to you when your job is to commit arson to any house that has a book in it. At least that's the way it was for Guy Montag. Guy Montag was a fireman and in the future, a firefighters job wasn't to stop fires, but it was actually to start them. In the future, books were known as bad and shameful and if anyone had possession of a book whether it was in their house or in another person's house, then the house was to be burned.
In pages 15-32, Montag encountered many events that impacted his thoughts, actions, and feelings. One of the events that he encountered was when Clarisse decided to rub the dandelion under Montag’s chin to see if he’s actually in love (Page 19). Although it was just a little fun activity that Clarisse came up with, the result both surprised and upset Montag, who thought he was definitely in love with the woman he married. The fact that he was shocked was demonstrated when he wanted to lie to both Clarisse and himself by saying: “I am, very much in love” and tried to make a facial expression to match his statement (page 20), which he failed to make. Furthermore, he also blamed the outcome on the dandelion, which shows his reaction and feelings
Montag is one of the inhabitants of this society that slowly broke through the conformity of the government. Montag had always been just going through the motions like he always had been, burning books and then coming home to his wife, Mildred, to spend more time with their ‘family,’ the television program that continued on and on with thoughtless conversations that assured that the people watching them had no time to ponder anything outside of that show. Montag was unlike these people. Clarisse, the deceased neighbor of Montag, was the first person to make Montag notice his differences. Montag had always noticed the differences in Clarisse, and noticed that by interacting with her his personality started to change from the standard