How are Beatty and Montag similar in the book Fahrenheit 451?

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
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    Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury book is absolutely amazing. It describes a time in the future where censorship prevails and minds are caged. Nobody has original thoughts; with the abolishing of books creativity was lost as well. Guy Montag, the protagonist, is a fireman (firemen burn books in this story) who has to fight to pull himself from the grip of an overpowering government and tradition, only to see that it is all useless (why teach to people who can't understand?). The novel shows what censorship can do to a society, and why individuals must not accept the norm without questioning its integrity and implications. Overall, read this book immediately and apply what you learn from it into everyday life.


  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Beatty and Montag can be similar in some ways:

    1. Both of them are firemen.

    2. Both of them were tempted by the values of books.

    3. Because both of them were questioning about books, they had the certain moment when they reflected to themselves. However, eventually Beatty decided to go/ fight against them, whereas Montag decided to fight for it.

    4. Both of them realize that something is missing from their lives. Montag, obviously, realized the emptiness of his life, especially after Clarisse asked him "Are you happy?" He hesitated and had to think whether he is really happy or not. Whereas Beatty, he seemed to be really tired of his life and wanted to die. If not, he wouldn't dare to challenge Montag, who that time, was armed (had weapon).

    Hope this helps :)

    Source(s): I just read this book a few weeks ago and I had an exam on it :)
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