Faber gives Montag a small two-way radio of his own invention to insert in his ear so that the two men will always be in communication. Beatty picks it up and hears Faber calling. Match to Flame: The Fictional Paths to Fahrenheit 451 1st ed. Montag sits beside his wife, watching the new blood take effect. Millie panics, insisting that they burn the books. The Mechanical Hound is an eight-legged glass and metal contraption that serves as a surveillance tool and programmable killing machine for the firemen, who use it to track down suspected book hoarders and readers. Montag is very upset to hear this news and can't believe Millie forgot to tell him.
When they catch such a rebel, they burn his books and erase his memory. Beatty emphatically stresses that books contain nothing believable. The implications of both concepts — one, a simple fact, and the other, a challenge to authority — gain immense significance by the conclusion of the book. They turn to the news and watch the chase scene in progress. Clarisse's vivacity is infectious, and Montag finds her unusual perspectives about life intriguing. Montag enters his modern home and retires to his bedroom, where he finds that his wife, Mildred, has overdosed on sleeping pills. They are a part of a nationwide network of book lovers who have memorized many great works of literature and philosophy.
Her neighbor discovered her cache of books, so they must be burned. The novel is set in a dystopia, a world that is ruled by human misery, suffering, or oppression. She neglects Montag and lavishes her attention instead upon her television relatives. Handymen, not doctors, equipped with these machines come quickly do their job, and leave. Books were ruthlessly abridged or degraded to accommodate short while minority groups protested the controversial, outdated content they perceived in literature yet comic books, trade papers, and sex magazines remained, as these fed into the mainstream population's desire for mindless entertainment.
A special limited-edition version of the book with an asbestos cover was printed in 1953. Ray Bradbury: A Critical Companion. Sensing his concerns, Beatty recounts the history of how books lost their value and how the firemen were adapted for their current role: over the course of several decades, people began to embrace new media in this case, film and television , sports, and an ever-quickening pace of life. The next day, Montag refuses to attend work, claiming that he is sick. The novel has been the subject of interpretations focusing on the historical role of in suppressing dissenting ideas. Montag decides to visit Faber to gain more understanding about books and his recurrent thoughts.
Clara Phelps are Mildred's friends and representative of the anti-intellectual, hedonistic mainstream society presented in the novel. Too many people were afraid of their shadows; there was a threat of book burning. One day at the fire station, the firemen receive a call that an old woman has stashed books in her house. Montag hides his books in the backyard before returning to the firehouse late at night with just the stolen Bible. Once there, Montag forces the scared and reluctant Faber into helping him by methodically ripping pages from the Bible. The introduction in the novel is written by Bradbury.
When the medics depart, the relieved yet shaken Montag reflects on the impersonal and tragic nature of his society. Though he starts to look for her, he heads to work instead. Indeed, she is partly responsible for Montag's change in attitude. Upon hearing this news, Montag feels even more ill. The dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451 written by the famous fiction writer Ray Bradbury in 1953 tells the story of a 30-year-old fireman, Guy Montag.
He notes that the book burnings themselves became a form of entertainment for the general public. When he returns home to find that his wife, Mildred, has taken a bottle full of sleeping pills, he realizes that he is not happy. Louis to commission a former printer he knows to print some books. The synopsis below may give away important plot points. Montag obeys the chief, destroying the home piece by piece with a , but Beatty discovers Montag's ear-piece and plans to hunt down Faber. There she was, oblivious to man and dog, listening to far winds and whispers and soap-opera cries, sleep-walking, helped up and down curbs by a husband who might just as well not have been there. He falls asleep that night with his stolen book hidden underneath his pillow.
When Montag fails to show up for work, his fire chief, Beatty, pays a visit to his house. Haunted by the vision of the old woman's death, and by the news of Clarisse's death, Montag doesn't go to work the next day. The next morning, Montag attempts to discuss what happened the night before, but his wife is uninterested in any type of discussion. Montag's mind is bombarded with Clarisse's subversive thoughts and the memory of his wife's near-death. He is lucky enough to find the people Faber was talking about—a group of exiles led by a man named Granger. She had swallowed too many sleeping pills, though the story is not clear whether it was on purpose or an accident.
Upon arriving at the fire station, Montag passes the , a massive robotic police dog which, once set to an individual's chemical balance, is able to locate and annihilate its prey. A new directed by and starring , , , and was released in 2018 for. In 1967, Ballantine Books published a special edition of the novel to be sold in high schools. Though he destroys the original, another is quickly sent after him as he flees. As Montag escapes the scene, the Mechanical Hound attacks him, managing to inject his leg with a tranquilizer. Bradbury demanded that Ballantine Books withdraw that version and replace it with the original, and in 1980 the original version once again became available.
Promptly, Beatty orders Montag to destroy his home and places him under arrest. Soon, he realizes he is unhappy and no longer loves his wife, Millie. When I was fifteen years old, Hitler burned books in the streets of Berlin. Just before this happens, Guy must listen to Captain Beatty's ranting about the evils of books. The women discuss their families and the war that is about to be declared in an extremely frivolous manner. He senses something is wrong.