Fahrenheit 451 Lit Notes
Fahrenheit 451: The Screen and the Sand Pages 100-110 Plot * Montag reads Dovers’s beach to Mildred and her buddies after disrupting their TV time even though Faber insisted he refrain from doing it * He makes Mrs. Phelps cry because she feels pain when listening to the poem * Mrs.
Bowles snaps at him and tells him that he’s evil and mean” ‘ridiculous words ridiculous words, silly awful words’ said Mrs. Bowles ‘Why do people wish to harm people? Not enough injured in the world, you got to tease people with stuff like that!” (pg. 101) and” your nasty, Mr. Montag, your nasty” (pg. 101) * Montag loses control and brings awareness to death, and lost love and ignorance.
He kicks Mildred’s friends out of the house * Mon tag takes the ear chip out of his ear to prevent getting a lecture from Faber * He unexpectedly feels guilty for triggering Mildred’s buddies pain a begins to question his cause * Montag goes outside to hide his books in the bushes so, Mildred can’t get rid of them anymore * Mildred finally returns to work where he needs to return a book back to Beatty because his 24 hr are up * He notifications that The Mechanical Hound isn’t there * When Montag gets to Beatty he hands him a book and Beatty tosses it in the bin disinterestedly * Beatty already knew that Montag was having doubts but Montag guaranteed him that he was all much better * Throughout their video game of cards, Montag feels very afraid, guilty and fidgety * He gets up to wash his hands often to rid himself of the guilt he’s feeling “In Beatty’s sight Montag felt the regret of his hands.
His fingers were like ferrets that had actually done some evil and now never ever rested always stirred …” (page 105) * Beatty still knows that there’s something wrong with Montag so he tries to puzzle him and trap him into revealing himself * Faber continues to inform Montag to neglect Beatty and follow his own heart * Beatty describes a dream to Faber in which they were both arguing with each other about books and society using quotes from literature * Beatty is attempting to instill worry into Montag * The alarm went off, signaling that there was a house that had unlawful books that required to be burned * They hop into the truck and drive to the location When they get there Montag notifications that it’s his house Foreshadowing: Montag home is the one being burned and Beatty currently learnt about it since he told the firefighter that this burning was a “special call, before they got there. This hints that Beatty always suspected Montag and he was most likely the one that programmed The Mechanical Hound to watch on him. “You’ll be fine. This is a special case. Come on, jump for it!” (pg. 109)”Beatty’s pink, phosphorescent cheeks glimmered in the high darkness and he was smiling furiously.’ Here we are! “(pg. 110)Significance: The quote suggests that Beatty is getting a sickening thrill from seeing Montag in his confused and guilty state and its programs that he understands what is to come. Pathos is created for Montag due to the fact that he is so confused and not sure of what he wants.
He is struggling as he is deciding what to do with his strategy to benefit society. Thriller: Montag gets contacted us to another house during the night to burn. But, when the firemen get to the house he realizes that it’s his house they’re burning.”‘ What,’ said Montag slowly, ‘we have actually dropped in front of my home'” (pg. 110)|Character Montag: Montag is recognizing how truly detached his society is. He is getting really disappointed and his persistence is thinning. We are now being introduced to an impulsive, daring, reckless Montag that we haven’t seen prior to. Initially he was confused, then he wondered now he’s bold but, negligent. He is ended up being exceptionally hasty and thoughtless which is putting him in risky and harmful positions.
Faber: Faber is playing the part as Montag’s level-headed mindful and guide. He is showing him the ideal course and assists him make decisions like how to handle Beatty. Faber is Beatty foil character. Mildred: Mildred is representing the whole society detached, uncondemning and oblivious. She’s already showed her obliviousness by overdosing on over 30 tablets and her disconnection by referring to her genuine household as individuals on her parlor walls. She is beginning to get upset of Montag and is trying to get rid of the books out of worry of being captured and eliminated from her “family” Beatty: Beatty is revealing his true character in this area, a terrible, inconsistent and manipulative man.
In the beginning he was revealed as a very comprehending guy who was trying to help Montag through his rough spot today we have been introduced to his real colors. He is torturing Montag by attempting to confuse him with literature quotes. He is starting to contaminate Montag’s quickly swayed mind with garbage. Also, he leads Montag into being required to burn down his own home. The relationship between Montag and Faber grows as Montag starts to trust him a lot. He leans on him for advice and how to act towards Beatty. Disputes: Montag vs. Faber Montag has a tough time listening to Faber inform him about his error. He secures his ear piece to avoid hearing Faber speaking to him. Montag is attempting to find out to accept his mistake.
Faber is finding it hard to assist Montag because Montag continues to question himself several times. Montag vs. Montag remains in a phase of confusion and recklessness. He doesn’t understand what to believe any longer. Although, books bring understanding, love and answers to the world they likewise bring discomfort, sorrow and debate. Montag doesn’t understand how something so excellent might likewise be so disastrous. Sometimes Montag is extremely vibrant and does reckless things out of disappointment but, sometimes he is extremely confused and lost. Montag vs. Mildred was supposed to be helping Montag but, rather she is going behind his back and burning his books. She is scared. Montag doesn’t feel a connection with Mildred anymore and neither does she with him. Some were missing and he knew that she had started her own process of dispersing the dynamite in her home, support stick.” (pg. 102)Montag vs. Beatty knows that Montag is concealing something and he’s no longer suspicious. He has already sent The Mechanical Hound to verify his suspicions. Now, Beatty is confusing Montag in his most desperate time and Montag begins to question himself.|Theme Importance of intellectual flexibility: Because Montag had never had a correct education, he can be convinced and confused easily. If Montag had been taught better in education Beatty wouldn’t be able to confuse his mind so quickly. Faber would not need to assist Montag so often. “Beatty snorted. ‘Oh, no!
You weren’t deceived by that little morons regular, were you? Flowers, butterflies, leaves, sundowns, oh, hell! Its all in her file. I’ll be damned. I have actually hit the bull’s-eye. ‘” Ignorance/Knowledge: Beatty is really well-informed while, Montag is incredibly oblivious when it pertains to literature. Beatty utilizes this to his advantage by tricking Montag with quotes from literature to make Montag think it’s a wicked thing. “‘Who are little smart, the best fools be.’ Welcome back, Montag” (pg. 105)|Literary Gadgets Metaphor: “‘However remember that the captain comes from the most unsafe enemy to the fact and freedom, the strong unmoving cattle of the bulk.
All of us have our harps to play and it depends on you now to understand with which ear you’ll listen. ‘” Personification: “The books leapt and danced like roasted birds, their wings ablaze with red and yellow plumes.” This personification is to describe books when in fire and how the motions of the pages in the books looked like dance. Personification: “What traitors books can be! You believe they’re backing you up, and after that they switch on you.” This personification is put to show that books are bad. Although, books are not humans they do cause much debate and pain much like a traitor. Metaphor: “If there was no service, well then now there was no problem, either. Visual Imagery: “Beatty’s pink, phosphorescent cheeks glimmered in the high darkness, and he was smiling furiously … The salamander flourished to a halt, throwing males off in slips and clumsy hops. Montag stood fixing his raw eyes to the cold intense rail under his clenched fingers … At last Montag raised his eyes and turned. Beatty was viewing his face … ‘Why, we have actually dropped in front of my home. ‘” This imagery is used to describe how Beatty appeared like in his minute of glee in seeing Montag drop. Metaphor: “‘Now you did it. Old Montag wished to fly near the sun and now that he’s scorched his damn wings,” This metaphor is utilized to reveal that Montag’s whole strategy was as soon as high and magnificent however is now crashing down as fast as it showed up. Simile:” The males ran like cripples in their awkward boots, as quietly as spiders.” (pg. 110)|