Fahrenheit 451

by kelseyc54619
Last updated 7 years ago

Discipline:
Language Arts
Subject:
Literature
Grade:
10

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Fahrenheit 451

Montag was just a normal guy living in an un-normal society.

Guy Montag is a Fireman who's in charge of burning books.

The temperature that books burn.

Montag then meets this 17 year old girl named Clarisse McClellan, who helps him see how boring his life is with her penetrating questions and unusual love of people and nature.

Because the firemen are against reading books, Montag wants to plan a scheme with Faber to plant books in the homes of firemen to descredit the profession and to destroy the machinery of censorship. To do that, Faber gave Montag a two way radio earpiece so he can hear what Montag hears and says to him secretly.

When Montag goes home he finds his wife and her friends talking about their families and what not, and because their being superficial, it make him mad and he starts reading a poetry book and begins reading it aloud. Faber tells him to be quiet, and Mildred explains to the women the poetry reading is just a standard way for the firemen to demonstrate how literature is so useless. After this happens, the women leave very disturbed by the poem and file a complaint against Montag.

After all of these tragic things that have happened to Montag, on his way through the fires, he starts to create his own stash of books that he keeps to himself besides his wife, and a guy who was an English Professor named Faber.

After meeting Clarisse, Montag starts experiencing a series of disturbing events, like his wife attempting suicide by swallowing sleeping pills, a women chosing to be burned alive when she was caught with her stash of books, and Clarisse getting killed by a speeding car.

The people in this society don't read books or think independently. They spend their time watching an excessive amount of television and listening to the radio.

Fahrenheit 451

Montag goes to Fabers house and finds out that the Mechanical Hound is after him following his trail. Faber helps Montag get rid of his sent so the hound won't find him. Montag takes some of Faber's clothes and runs off. Montag jumps in the river to escape the police and the Hounds and starts drifting downstream. He ends up by railroad tracks that are abandoned and meets this guy name Granger. Granger is a part of a nationwide network for books lovers who have memorized great literature and philosophy.

Enemy jets appear in the sky and completely obliterate the city with bombs, and Montag and his new friends move on to search for surviors and rebuild civilization.

Later on Montag finds out that his wife betrays him with the books that he's been hiding and now Capt. Beatty is going to make him burn his own house. When Montag refuses Capt. Beatty places an arrest warrant on Montag and Montag is on the run from the cops.


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