It is the duty of firefighters to burn any books on sight or said collections that have been reported by informants. She neglects Montag and lavishes her attention instead upon her television relatives. Porque somos humanos, falibles, inestables. It captured the irony of the entire story so well and I wouldn't have written it any other way. I stood staring after them, absolutely stunned.
In the book the firefighters burn the books because they are illegal to read. Instead, he kills his chief and the other firemen in order to escape with a few books he has left. They already have a Book of Ecclesiastes, but if he should die, Montag has to take over. Books would allow one to use ones own creativity, imagination and interpretations -- this is not allowed, ergo the censorship. Beatty seems to know, miraculously, that Montag stole a book — or books.
I found myself actually screaming at several points as Bradbury spent minutes and dozens of metaphors and allusions referring to one insignificant detail of the plot. He left so much behind when he died — so much he had touched and changed with his hands. Unable to decipher their meaning, he seeks out a man he once knew, Faber, a retired English professor. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over; so in a series of kindnesses there is at last one which makes the heart run over. His wife, Linda, is a rather ordinary member of society, glued to her huge wall televisions where she is enamored by various interactive gameshows. These are the things that make up a person, and without these things, what more are they than an empty shell with a face? Lo mejor de Bradbury, siempre, es su magnífica prosa poética, instrumento quirúrgico que sacude el alma.
The firemen are called to an alarm, and Montag is dismayed to discover that it is his own house that is to be burned. Few appreciate irony as much as I do, so understand that I understand this review. Disturbing yes, but never weird. This review is even more focused on quotes than usual, so I never forget. كانت غلطة مونتاج الشنيعة أنه تحرر من القطيع، فصار عدوًا لأمة بأكملها. The media gives the perception that they have knowledge. The final war has begun.
Fire is often used to symbolize destruction, but also passion, or enlightenment. Of course, there are people fighting this swing in our culture. In Summary I love the fact that this book is a paean to the power of the written word: that people will live and die for it, and will wither without the transformative power of fictional worlds and the insights of others. Firemen burn property instead of protect it and everyone is dialed in to their televisions, subsisting on a steady stream of sensational media stories and vapid entertainment to numb their quickly congealing brains. This book is a typical anti-utopia. They require effort on the part of the reader.
Fire will rid him of his burdens — like Montag. It was a special pleasure to see things eaten, to see things blackened and changed. He sees the moon and knows that the sun is there in the universe, constantly burning. Goodreads friends excepted from the majority, of course. Just before this happens, Guy must listen to Captain Beatty's ranting about the evils of books. The bad ones rape her and leave her for the flies.
Montag's inner emotional and moral journey from a character who burns books gleefully and with a smile on his face to someone who is willing to risk his career, his marriage, his house, and eventually his life for the sake of books is extremely compelling. It was a grass roots thing; a bunch of people starting memorizing books they liked, then they realized there were others like them in the world. During their conversation, Montag discovers from Millie that Clarisse was killed in an automobile accident. Note that a couple visual metaphors for knowledge were traditionally of a woman, sometimes bathed in bright light or holding a burning torch. The guy whose name is Montag, he was fireman and supposed to burn all the books that he finds. The majority of people stopped reading and instead wanted entertainment with bite-sized portions of educational information.
He could have read a schlocky pop novel every day for life and still been as dull as the vidscreen zombies he condemns. Those of you who know me understand that this is that I detest most about classics, tied with how everyone reveres them without reading them. He was the creative consultant on the United States Pavilion at the 1964 New York World's Fair. However, it also signifies the enlightenment that books later bring to his life. We could all do with a bit of intellectual stimulation now and then; it makes life much more fulfilling. She is his next door neighbour and she is a closet book reader; she asks him a series of questions that makes him realise how stupid and worthless his existence is. In addition, the story was about the message not the story in and of itself.