What are some questions to ask about Fahrenheit 451?

Fahrenheit 451

  • Why did the government ban books?
  • Why does Mildred overdose on sleeping pills?
  • Why does Montag want to read books?
  • How does Montag know about Faber?
  • How does Beatty learn about Montag’s book stash?
  • What happens to Clarisse?
  • Why does Mrs.
  • Why does Montag think Beatty wants to die?

What does Faber mean when he says so few want to be rebels anymore?

Faber means that “So few want to be rebels anymore.” People are too distracted — that is, too “happy” — to want to change things.

Why does Faber say that firemen are rarely necessary why won’t people be rebels anymore?

Why? Faber says it is because “People are having fun” (87). Consequently, people would rather have a good time than become more educated and literate; therefore, the firemen aren’t as needed as they seem to be. Through this comment, Faber is drawing an important conclusion about the nature of society.

What caused Montag to rebel?

Montag stole books from the houses he helped to burn as a fireman. As he read, he realized that the problems in society weren’t because the books, the problems were due to society’s lack of awareness brought on by lack of reading. He rebelled by killing Captain Beatty and running away to join the Book People.

What are 3 things Beatty talks about in his speech?

He talks about the condensation of entertainment and media into shorter and shorter forms. Books cut shorter. Condensations. Digests, Tabloids.

What does Faber say is missing from society?

In the book Fahrenheit 451, Faber says there are 3 elements missing from a world without books. The three elements are quality information, the leisure to digest it, and the freedom to act on what they’ve learned.

Why is Mildred poor family?

Mildred mumbles as she’s running out, “Poor family, poor family, oh everything gone, everything, everything gone now…”. By “family” she means the t.v. walls that she had in the house that she and her friends were so emotionally attached to.

What are the 3 things Faber described as missing?

What mistakes did Montag make?

The mistakes Montag refers to are the regretful decisions that the population and government have made to cultivate a superficial, destructive society. Montag detests his ignorant, materialistic society, where citizens are self-centered, callous, and comfortably numb.

How does Montag respond to Faber in Fahrenheit 451?

Nevertheless, Faber is skeptical and pessimistic of whether books can help their society. As if responding to Faber’s pessimism, Montag presents Faber with an insidious plan that entails hiding books in the homes of firemen so even they will become suspect.

Is it necessary to pick up Fahrenheit 451?

“Yes!” [said Montag] “But that would just nibble the edges. The whole culture’s shot through. The skeleton needs melting and reshaping. Good God, it isn’t as simple as just picking up a book you laid down half a century ago. Remember, the firemen are rarely necessary. The public itself stopped reading of its own accord.

Are there any firemen in the book Fahrenheit 451?

Remember, the firemen are rarely necessary. The public itself stopped reading of its own accord. You firemen provide a circus every now and then at which buildings are set off and crowds gather for the pretty blaze, but it’s a small sideshow indeed, and hardly necessary to keep things in line.

What happens at the end of Fahrenheit 451?

He strode in a swarm of fireflies. He wanted above all, like the old joke, to shove a marshmallow on a stick in the furnace, while the flapping pigeon-winged books died on the porch and lawn of the house. While the books when up in sparkling whirls and blew away on a wind turned dark with burning.