Students Will Review: This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about the characters and setting of Fahrenheit 451 for a standard literature course. He tries to help Montag think independently and at other times he tries to dominate him. In addition to not being allowed to read, people aren't even allowed to own books. Montag is characterized by his extreme emotions. He still possesses a few precious books and desires to have more. The firemens' sole purpose is to sniff out and destroy books and, therefore, destroy the seeds of free thought. That is why he risks everything including his own life to escape and join up with the book lovers so that he can be free.
Back at home, Mildred has two friends over, Ann and Clara. He is the captain of the fire department where Montag works. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus includes lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you understand the essential concepts associated with the people and places of 'Fahrenheit 451. Her suicide attempt, clearly indicates that she suffers a great deal of pain. Granger speaks highly of his grandfather and his belief that as long as one has contributed to the world, his or her life was important. Old Woman The old woman is one of the victims of the firemens' fury.
He has been a fireman for ten years. The city gets bombed, and Montag joins the rebels to start a new society. It is not until the end of the novel, when Montag attacks Beatty, that he finally accepts his active role in his own life. Book Person: 'The Jewish Question' uncredited. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level. While in the country, Guy and the exiles watch as the city is bombed with a nuclear bomb as part of the war, destroying everyone. The bigger your market, Montag, the less you handle controversy, remember that!.
He then became very brave and helped Montag to escape to the tracks. He was forced to run to the tracks and hide out there until the heat was off. She can unleash a high-powered blast of fire in a large area, causing massive damage. Unlike his wife and her friends, Clarisse has independent thoughts and feelings and wants to be happy. Mildred escapes to the comfort of her three television screens.
The community is led by Granger, a man who tells Guy that everyone in the community is responsible for memorizing a book. She has overdosed on sleeping pills at least once. Guy wants to be happy too. Because of her peculiar habits, such as playing with flowers, hiking and asking too many questions, she is rejected by the society. When her powers first manifested she caused the deaths of her father and everyone else in her home when she burned it down. Faber was on his way to St.
He makes Guy destroy his own house. These subconscious actions can be quite horrific, such as when he finds himself setting his supervisor on fire, but they also represent his deepest desires to rebel against the status quo and find a meaningful way to live. Montag later realizes that the fire chief wanted to die, demonstrating an extreme dissatisfaction with his life. This can be seen by the way everyone drives recklessly fast, without considering the danger they are putting themselves and others in. This is because he was radiated with Chroma while in his mother's womb.
Her death highlights the inhumanity of society—not only in how she dies, but also in how Mildred tells the news to Guy. After a tense flight, Guy eventually makes it to the community. Unidentified Woman A woman from the ancient part of the city. Beatty often antagonistically lectures Montag, trying to prevent him from succumbing to the appeal of books. Faber still possesses a few precious books and aches to have more.
Montag admires Clarisse for her curiosity and awareness of the world around her, and is disturbed by her accurate understanding of his empty, loveless life. Only cares about the 'family' in the parlor. Clarisse McClellan Clarisse is a strange young girl who lives right next to the home of Montag. Essay Idea 2: Analyze the phoenix symbol and how it characterizes Montag. Guy Montag The protagonist, an unhappy, complacent man who is thirty years old. Following this horrific experience, Montag develops a psychosomatic ailment and questions whether he can continue in his line of work. Mildred Millie Montag Montag's wife of ten years epitomizes the shallowness and complacentness of society that Montag comes to despise.