11th September 2017

fahrenheit 451 practice question

1 explain of the experiences of one character

in the text fahrenheit 451 the main character Guy Montag experiences things that influences his actions throughout the text this includes his interactions with a girl named Clarisse, finding and old professor named faber, killing his boss beete and finding the tramps in the woods

At the beginning of the text montage while traveling to work comes across a girl on the path, after a short conversation she asks if he is happy “are you happy montage?” montag immediately states that he is happy but in his head it sparks an internal conversation and eventually makes montage realise that he is not happy and this leads him to try find out why he is not happy this is why he becomes intrigued in what’s the big deal with books.

after the last encounter montage continues to work. the fire men get called to a job once they arrive the lady that is storing the books refuses to leave wanting to be burnt with her books “the women replied quietly “i want to stay here” montage begs her but to no avail Beete assures montage that she was a “mental patent” and that its no use. after she and the house burns montage i seriously confused and goes home to talk to his wife about it “You weren’t there, you didn’t see,” he said. “There must be something in books, things we can’t imagine, to make a woman stay in a burning house; there must be something there. You don’t stay for nothing.” this event drives him to steal a book from the burning house to read later.

 

montage pretends to be sick for a day so he can read his book. montages boss beete gets suspicious  and wants  to pay montage a visit and lectures him on how books are bad. when beete arrives montage quickly stuffs the book under his pillow so that his boss couldn’t see. beete starts to lecture montage on the danger of books to society  “Montag, take my word for it, I’ve had to read a few in my time, to know what I was about, and the books say nothing!” mildred “montages wife” while beete was lecturing montage came over to adjust montages pillow and feels the book she jumps back in shock and walks a way this confirms beete suspicions and gives montage 2 days to return the books. this drives montage to go to an old professor to try preserve the books

 

 

 

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