But even when we had the books on hand, a long time ago, we didn't use what we got out of them. Being confused, Montag unwillingly reveals the presence of radio ear-plug, so Beatty takes it out and boasts that they will eventually find a man who made it. Beatty seems to know, miraculously, that Montag stole a book — or books. He wanders through the city, trying to look like one of those strange men who prefer walking. Beatty emphatically stresses that books contain nothing believable. While he does so, Montag tilts his head back, and for the first time, drinks in the raindrops. Fire is good because it eliminates the conflicts that books can bring.
And while none of it will be me when it goes in, after a while it'll all gather together inside and it'll be me. Who knows who might be the target of the well-read man? The poor girl's better off dead. We know how to nip most of them in the bud, early. Suddenly, he sees that Millie is incapable of understanding what he means. The point is that she is not interested in accepted forms of socializing. Here, vehicles resemble beetles in the dystopian society.
This man Montag lives in a world where the past has been destroyed by kerosene-spewing hoses and government brainwashing methods. The image of phoenix that appears in different circumstances and thus have several interpretations the symbol of rebirth and, respectively, becomes a symbol of hope for humankind, a hope that man can learn on his mistakes. Play the man, Master Ridley; we shall this day light such a candle, by God's grace, in England, as I trust shall never be put out! What neither of them know is that the Mechanical Hound probably sent by Captain Beatty is already on Montag's trail, seemingly knowing Montag's mind better than Montag himself. He started to question himself if he did the right thing by reading the poem to the woman or not?. Faber speaks these words to Montag, as he explains the importance of books. This statement is made by Granger, the leader of a group that memorizes books in order to pass the knowledge on to a future generation. However, firemen have been given a new occupation; they are burners of books and the official censors of the state.
That's what the lady said snappy stage comeback that Mildred uses in place of normal conversation. Despite her untimely fate, Clarisse serves as a beacon for Montag. Clarisse comes to represent a beacon of hope for Montag - and really a beacon of hope for society. His first short story was published in 1938 and this was a start of his long, prolific and really meteorical career of author and screenwriter. Montag is beginning to wonder if this is the life for him.
Beatty goes on, mentioning Clarisse McClellan and her family; they were suspicious, clever, so nothing was found. Note that a couple visual metaphors for knowledge were traditionally of a woman, sometimes bathed in bright light or holding a burning torch. Montag doesn't like that their burnings sometimes include executions for people who refuse to leave. Montag has a wife, but she is more interested in television than him. According to his government's views, the only emotion Montag should feel, besides destructive fury, is happiness.
However, the paramedics explain that they perform these same procedures many times a night, and that it is a very regular occurrence. Come on now, we're going to go build a mirror-factory first and put out nothing but mirrors for the next year and take a long look in them. Don't step on the toes of the dog-lovers, the cat-lovers, doctors, lawyers, merchants, chiefs, Mormons, Baptists, Unitarians, second-generation Chinese, Swedes, Italians, Germans, Texans, Brooklynites, Irishmen, people from Oregon or Mexico. For some reason Montag decides to laugh at her making her say that it is strange that he is laughing when she has not been trying to be funny and he always answers without thinking about the question that he has been asked. At sunrise, I'm out again, giving it the old try.
Montag is recalling these memories to himself. What was the significance of the memory and the wish? The intellectual thinking that comes from. Montag puts his books into another hiding place and heads to the firehouse. Yet, if the water imagery of this early scene implies rebirth or regeneration, this imagery is also associated with the artificiality of the peoples' lives in the futuristic dystopia of Fahrenheit 451. Language: The overall use of language is clinical, used to paint a clear vivid, and in this case dark and distasteful picture for the reader. Therefore, Montag, along with the other firemen, burn the books to show conformity.
Her family has since moved away. In effect, Clarisse, in a very few meetings, exerts a powerful influence on Montag, and he is never able to find happiness in his former life again. Meet Clarisse McClellan Have you ever met someone who was absolutely captivating? I cried because he would never do them again, he would never carve another piece of wood or help us raise doves and pigeons in the backyard or play the violin the way he did, or tell us jokes the way he did. Anarchist Desperate for someone to talk to and someone who understands him, Montag seeks out people outside of his family and the firehouse. She makes Montag think of things that he has never thought of before, and she forces him to consider ideas that he has never contemplated. Stoneman and Black firemen whose names suggest that the hardness of their hearts and the color of their skin and hair come from contact with smoke.