:fire: FAHRENHEIT 451 :fire: (Themes (Ignorance vs.…
:fire: FAHRENHEIT 451 :fire:
The Goverment has control over the firemen and the technology (NO literature that contains knowledge that make people question things)
Hounds control the society + teh technology influence in people lifes
Seashells, Parlor walls, etc...
Knowdledge and literature is useless
Everyone has a similar critiria like Mildred and her friends
Explainns things the character is unaware off (values/emotions)
(1950) Prediction of constant relliance on technology
Prohibition of one's own thought (parlor wall limits the sociability)
Short sentences creates tension and confusion
Metaphors and simmilies are used in Beatty's speech to refer on something
Banish of books
Their is no knowledge nor literature
No individual thoughts
Mildred suicide attempt
Readers (society) have no interest
Knowledge make people feel
Inferior: people who had no knowledge and show no curiosity towards learning
Superior: if they had a vast intelligance in a topic
Ignorance vs. Knowledge
Evolves to love and appreciate knowledge and literature
Both were ignorant by burning book, but Montag realized that theirs is far beyond meaning to life in the learning of different things
Mildred + Society
Focus on Parlor walls, seashell, radios
No individual thinking nor human interaction.
"My uncle drove slowly one a highway... and they jailed him for two days" (p.9)
Conformity vs. Individualism
Clarisse vs. Mildred
Thinks for herself
Doesn't follow society ideals
Uses Parlor walls, seashells, radios, etc..
Follow society ideals
Censored from the society
Makes you question things
"...every time he burnt himself up he sprang out the ashes, he got himself orn all over agian" (p.156)
Granger told Montag that this is what the city should do after being burnt by a bomb.
Remember the mistakes of the past to overcome them and don't make all the "...damn silly things we've done for a thousand years..." (p.156)
The Sieve and the Sand
grasping sand's knowledge
The Hearth and Salamander
Symbol of hme
Symbol for firemen
First chapter, were Montag declares he loves to burn things and is the firts sign of his ignorance
Lady is burnt alive in her house with her books.
Leads to stilling books and Beatty long speech about how literature and knowledge was a source of destruction for people.
Montag kills Beatty
Scaping from the police and the Hound through the river
"It was a pleasure to burn" (p.1)
Montag loved to see things burn and smell the kerosene all over his body
"It was not burning, it was warming"
The fire evolved from being damege and destruction to warm and be a source of light.
He was a coward for not going against the society
Escape from the city
Plan the traps for the firemen
Giving advice in a hard siuation
Neighboor; teenage girl
Shows Montag his refelecttion
"He saw) himself in her eyes.."(p.7)
Contrast with Mildred
Montag feel alive whe he is with Clarisse. Also, the have bref conversation about everything.
Montag feels empty with Mildred. She doesn't pay much attention to him.
Doesn't go to school
Sees a phycologist
"Are you happy?" (p.10)
question everything in her surroundings
Different from the rest of the people in the society
Has her own ideals an rules
The goverment don't control her neither her family
Can be infered that she got murdered because she was distinct from the others
Thinks for herself
Realizes that he doesn,t love his wife nor job
Different perspective about the world and literature
Becomes more wise and understanding
See 'Symbols- Fire' how its defenition change while Montag grow intellectually and morally
Loved to burn things
Followed the "ideal fireman'
Doesn't have an individual thinking
Follows society ideals
Pays more attention to the media than his husband
Controled by the parlor wall, the seashells, jets, etc..
Informs the police that Montag has been hidding books.
Doesn't remember were they met or how.
She does not remember what she did
Scares Montag, which made him call the doctors/ machine that came that told him this cases were frequent and that she was fine.
Knowledge of historical events and literature
Gives Montag the speech of how dangerous all the situation of books can be
Fire house captian
Montag murdured Beatty
"Beatty wanted to die" (p.122)
Wants the sociaty to follow strict rules
Doesn't care about what happens to people who evaluate things