Part 2– Fahrenheit 451
Summary of ‘fahrenheit 451’ Part 1– It was an enjoyment to burn Guy Montag is a fireman, who burns houses of dissidents who have actually been discovered to possess books. He uses a helmet with the numbers 451 printed on it, this represents ‘fahrenheit 451’: the temperature at which book-paper captures on fire and burns. Early on in, Montag senses he is being viewed. One night, as he turns the corner he sees a lady playing in the moonlight. This girl is Montag’s neighbour, Clarisse McClellan. A friendship develops between the 2 as Montag learns of Clarisse’s delicate nature.
He discovers that she loves to study people. Unlike Clarisse’s house; warmth and lively, Montag’s is like a burial place– dark, silent and sterile. He understands that he is not delighted which Clarisse is able to see through that smile. Mildred, Montag’s other half, insensitive to the world around her, continuously in her ears as seashell thimble radios play music and talk as though they are ocean waves. One night Mildred overdoses on sleeping tablets. Montag calls the emergency situation handymen who pump out Mildred’s stomach and clean her body.
He notifies Montag that there are 9 or perhaps ten cases per night and the equipment they use were constructed to clean up both the stomach and the blood in half an hour. Montag is uncertain and feels that individuals permit tecnicians even complete strangers to breach their bodies. The new blood revitalises Mildred’s face, Montag wanting it might happen to her flesh, brain and memory. Montag awoke the beside early morning to find Mildred preparing breakfast whilst still listening to her seashell ear thimble. She starts to grumble that she slept extremely annoyingly which she is hungry.
She can not keep in mind the night before and even denies taking the tablets. Just as the technicians stated would occur. By Montag hanging out with Clarisse he establishes higher self awareness and makes him consider love. She mentions that she can see into his soul and declares he isn’t inlove by placing a dandelion under his chin and it failing to rub off. She considers his profession as a firefighter, and that he has actually been the just one to listen to her, since others view her to be different and ignore her. At the fire station, they have a Mechanical hound, a creature that ‘slept but did not sleep, lived but did not live’ (p. 0). The hound was a perfect killing machine, and the fireman would entertain themselves by letting an animal loose for the hound to grip on and inject morphine and toss into the incincerator. Montag suspects somebody has actually damaged this killing maker and stays upstairs while these video games are being played as the hound continually grows at him. Clarisse walks Montag house everyday. As the relationship in between Clarisse and Montag continues to grow, it even more develops Montag’s level of sensitivity to the world around him.
All of a sudden things start to alter as Clarisse no longer walks him home and the station house seems more threatening then prior to. That night, the firefighters are summonsed to an old woman’s house. Montag got among the girls books and clenches it to his chest, hiding it from all the men. The old lady would choose to die with her books than permitting the fireman the sense of triumph. Montag goes home to an empty feeling, understanding the only method to interact with his partner is through a seashell ear thimble.
Things appear incomplete as he feels the emptiness that exists in himself and Mildred as he thinks about her popping tablets. Mildred remembers that Clarisse’s family has moved and that Clarisse might have been eliminated by a passing car. This info slipped her mind as she was busy with the relatives on the telewalls. Montag describes to Mildred thast he is thinking about stopping his job, he is tired of burning homes and books. The next day Captain Beatty sees Montag. Beatty ensures him that all firefighters go through what Montag is. He suggests that Montag takes a few day of rests.
Throughout that conversation Mildred tidies the pillows on the lounge and discovers the book Montag took from the old woman’s home the night prior to. Beatty notifies Montag that in the past, mass production provided books, radio and television for all people. They were ‘leveled down to a paste pudding kind’ (page 58). Throughout events that happened in the past, books stopped offering. Burning appears to be the only way to ensure that everyone mores than happy. No upseting books are left and infants are sent to kindergarten to prevent the family feeding them anti-social ideas.
That night’s events makes Montag feel aggressive. Mildred recommends as therapy to get the beetle drive quickly, eliminating rabbits and pet dogs along the way. Montag feels that both he and Mildred are loosing control. He opens the grill of the ac system and shows Mildred all of the books he has concealed. She is frightened and wishes to burn them, Montag asks for atleast 2 days to be able to read them. Beatty calls the door, however Mildred and Montag do not respond to, he then leaves leaving the two checking out the books trying to understand them.