Montag awakens ill the next morning. Until Infinite Jest came along, this was my favorite book. The government instead turned the firemen into officers of society's peace of mind: instead of putting out fires they became responsible for starting them, specifically for the purpose of burning books, which were condemned as sources of confusing and depressing thoughts that only complicated people's lives. Granger asks Montag what he has to contribute to the group and Montag finds that he had partially memorized the Book of Ecclesiastes. Stoneman and Black are Montag's coworkers at the firehouse. I carefully, lovingly, sign my name on the inside cover. Montag concedes that Mildred is a lost cause and he will need help to understand the books. I remember why. This governmental interference in the affairs of artists and creative types greatly angered Bradbury. After wiping his scent from around the house in hopes of thwarting the Hound, Montag leaves Faber's house. Montag goes on a rant about Mildred's suicide attempt, Clarisse's disappearance and death, the old woman who burned herself, and the imminent threat of war that goes ignored by the masses.
I watched the movie and felt like a traitor. The conversation is interrupted by a call from Mildred's friend, Mrs.
Two uncaring EMTs pump Mildred's stomach, drain her poisoned blood, and fill her with new blood. Wellsbecause, at the time, they were not deemed literary enough. Faber went further to state that the American population simply stopped reading on their own. The encounter leaves Montag shaken.
Fahrenheit 451 film
Bowles chastises Montag for reading "silly awful hurting words". Montag begins a long and frenzied night of reading. In the afterword of a later edition, Bradbury notes that the film adaptation changed the ending so that Clarisse who, in the film, is now a year-old schoolteacher who was fired for being unorthodox was living with the exiles. Montag knocks the other firemen unconscious and runs. Montag runs through the city streets towards Faber's house. The women discuss their families and the war that is about to be declared in an extremely frivolous manner. A few days later, he hears that Clarisse has been killed by a speeding car.
So to you, my fellow Goodreaders, tonight I raise a glass to each of you, and I want to say thank you thank you thank you for making my life better, for exposing me to authors I would have never known, and for reminding me that although I'll never get to all of the books I want to read in this life, I can stand on the shoulders of you giants and witness more of the wonders of the written word.
Montag knocks the other firemen unconscious and runs.
Fahrenheit 451 book
Many of the books were being taken off the shelves at that time. They are a part of a nationwide network of book lovers who have memorized many great works of literature and philosophy. Faber says that Montag needs not only books but also the leisure to read them and the freedom to act upon their ideas. He has spent years regretting that he did not defend books when he saw the moves to ban them. Sensing his concerns, Beatty recounts the history of how books lost their value and how the firemen were adapted for their current role: over the course of several decades, people began to embrace new media in this case, film and television , sports, and an ever-quickening pace of life. They do not have a large impact on the story and function only to show the reader the contrast between the firemen who obediently do as they are told and someone like Montag, who formerly took pride in his job but subsequently realizes how damaging it is to society. Montag returns home to find that his wife Mildred has overdosed on sleeping pills, and he calls for medical attention. You should like it.
Montag hands Beatty a book to cover for the one he believes Beatty knows he stole the night before, which is unceremoniously tossed into the trash.
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