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Fahrenheit 451

In this book called Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury,there are many characters such as Mildred Montag, Captain Beatty and Professor Faber. This book takes place in afuturistic American city where firemen start fires rather then put them out.Where people do not enjoy books, nature, and spending time by themselves. They do not think Independently or have meaningful conversations. Instead they drive fast, watch a lot of TV and listen to the radio on headphones attached to their ears.He encounters many difficulties when his wife commits suicide by swallowing a whole bottle of sleeping pills. Also when a women asks him to be burned alive with her books. He starts to question his life when he meetsClarisse McClellan. Later in the book she is killed by a speeding car.
The main plot of the book is that reading has been outlawed but yet there are still people who want to experience books and what they have to offer. When people are caught reading alarms sound and the fireman go to the house and have them burn the books and arrest them. The main event in this book is Montag trying to be able to read and to un ban reading. He does this by planting books in fireman's houses and calling the alarm himself. He also gets help from a retired English professor named Faber. Faber helps by getting a printer to reprint old books. One day Montag reads a poem from a poetry book and it offends his wife and her friends and when he leaves to go to talk to a supervisor she sounds the alarm on him and leaves. They make him burn his own house and then arrest him. He gets away and they send a hound, helicopters, and a television crew after him.He escapes by going into the river and changing his clothes to hide the scent. On the other side of the river he meets a group of people who love books and was led by a guy named Granger. Enemy Jets during the war appear and destroy the city.Montag and the new people he met set out to find survivors and r…

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Fahrenheit 451

Three of the characters depicted in Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 illustrate the damaging effects of tyrannical governments on their citizens. Thefirst one is Montag's wife, Mildred, who loses herself in television and never supports her husband. The second character is Faber who was once an English professor and is now living in poor conditions with illegal books.The last person illustrating effects of tyrannical governments is Captain Beatty, a captain of the fire department who has much hatred towards books and those who read.
The point that Ray Bradbury was trying to point out in Fahrenheit 451 is that the entertainment business shapes a lifestyle with too much stimulation. This standard of living can cause people to lose focus and become lazy. This is well exhibited in the character Mildred. All Mildred does is sit in the parlor watching her magnificent wall to wall television and listen to her seashell radio contraption. She uses this as a void from the troubles she has in her life, such as her suicidal attempt.Because of her couch-potato attitude, it is causing her marriage with Montag to drastically fall apart. On many occasions, Montag has commented that his bedroom seems very empty even with Mildred sleeping on the bed. This shows that Mildred is not being the loving wife she should be for her heart is empty for him. If the government had not made the public seem like the only point in life is having fun than having social interaction, Montag and Mildred's marriage would not be in such a crisis. The couple could be having laughs, talking in deep conversations, and making each other feel loved rather than giving one another the silent treatment.
Another character that was greatly affected by the government was Faber. Faber was once a successful English professor until the government decided books were illegal because certain stories "offended" certain readers.Now he li