Fahrenheit by Ray Bradbury; editions; First published in ; Subjects: satire, Internet Archive Wishlist, Zukunft, Ebook, Accessible Book, In Library. Ray Bradbury’s internationally acclaimed novel Fahrenheit is a masterwork of twentieth-century literature set in a bleak, dystopian future. More By Ray Bradbury. 99 Classic Science-Fiction Short Stories: Works by Philip K. Dick, Ray Bradbury, Isaac Asimov, H.G. Wells, Edgar. Fahrenheit [Rafeeq O McGiveron;] -- "In this volume, introductory essays situate the novel in its historical and cultural context and also survey its critical.
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You already recently rated this item. Actually he is a loyal supporter of the system who accepts and even defends its conditions, but when he meets Clarisse Mc Clellan one evening, his mind begins to change and above all he begins to wonder. Clarisse is an outlaw in this society, she and her family rebel against the government and its rules.
When the two meet, for the first time Montag wonders whether he is really happy. This recognization leads him to Faber, who he has once met at his job as a fireman. Guy remembers that Faber quoted poems and that he gave him his address in those days. For the reason that Montag recognized that people are not happy although they have got everything to be it, he believes books might help, because they are the only thing which is missing.
But when he talks to Faber he learns that it's not books he needs, "but some of the things that once were in books" p. At first he mentions the importance of quality. But in Fabers mind quality doesn't mean the value of entertainment, no-it means that they should contain a huge amount of life. They should be exact observers of nature. They also show the ugly and serious side of life, so that people are torn out of their daily comfort, which covers each real detail just in order to protect their unreal happiness.
But also as at the quality Faber means something special. He doesn't demand more freetime as Montag first thinks. He just wants to have more time to "digest" p. In their society spare-time it is only used to have fun or to get entertained. But Faber's understanding of leisure rather means something like a "time-out" from the reality the media pretends.
But if you are watching the four-wall televisor you are not able to take that "time-out" to have the chance to work with your mind.
In his opinion only books could provide this opportunity, because they can be shut. Only here you have time to escape from this "imposed reality" for a moment.
Now you have got time to wonder, to doubt or even to protest. Books can not blast something as the parlour is able to. In the end of his speech Faber tells Montag the third thing which is missing in their society. Namely "the right to carry out actions based on what we learn from the interaction of the first two" points. He claims that only if you are able to get qualitative information as an exact mirror of life and the leisure to digest it, you will have the possibilty to create a really lucky life.
In my mind Faber's speech must not only be understood as an enumeration of the things which are missing in the future society Ray Bradbury describes. At home, Mildred's friends, Mrs. Bowles and Mrs. Phelps, arrive to watch the "parlor walls".
Not interested in this insipid entertainment, Montag turns off the walls and tries to engage the women in meaningful conversation, only for them to reveal just how indifferent, ignorant, and callous they truly are. Enraged by their idiocy, Montag leaves momentarily and returns with a book of poetry. This confuses the women and alarms Faber, who is listening remotely.
Mildred tries to dismiss Montag's actions as a tradition firemen act out once a year: they find an old book and read it as a way to make fun of how silly the past is. Montag proceeds to recite the poem Dover Beach , causing Mrs. Phelps to cry. At the behest of Faber in the ear-piece, Montag burns the book.
Mildred's friends leave in disgust, while Mildred takes more sleeping pills. Montag hides his books in the backyard before returning to the firehouse late at night with just the stolen Bible. He finds Beatty playing cards with the other firemen.
Montag hands Beatty a book to cover for the one he believes Beatty knows he stole the night before, which is unceremoniously tossed into the trash.
Beatty tells Montag that he had a dream in which they fought endlessly by quoting books to each other. Thus Beatty reveals that, despite his disillusionment, he was once an enthusiastic reader.
A fire alarm sounds, and Beatty picks up the address from the dispatcher system. They drive recklessly in the fire truck to the destination: Montag's house.
Montag watches as Mildred walks out of the house, too traumatized about losing her parlor wall family to even acknowledge her husband's existence or the situation going on around her, and catches a taxi. Montag obeys the chief, destroying the home piece by piece with a flamethrower , but Beatty discovers Montag's ear-piece and plans to hunt down Faber.
Montag threatens Beatty with the flamethrower and, after Beatty taunts him, burns his boss alive and knocks his coworkers unconscious. As Montag escapes the scene, the Mechanical Hound attacks him, managing to inject his leg with a tranquilizer.
He destroys the Hound with the flamethrower and limps away. Before he escapes, however, he realizes that Beatty had wanted to die a long time ago and had purposely goaded Montag as well as provided him with a weapon. Montag runs through the city streets towards Faber's house. Faber urges him to make his way to the countryside and contact the exiled book-lovers who live there. He mentions he will be leaving on an early bus heading to St. Louis and that he and Montag can rendezvous there later.
On Faber's television, they watch news reports of another Mechanical Hound being released, with news helicopters following it to create a public spectacle. After wiping his scent from around the house in hopes of thwarting the Hound, Montag leaves Faber's house. He escapes the manhunt by wading into a river and floating downstream.
Montag leaves the river in the countryside, where he meets the exiled drifters, led by a man named Granger. The drifters are all former intellectuals. They have each memorized books should the day arrive that society comes to an end and is forced to rebuild itself anew, with the survivors learning to embrace the literature of the past. Granger asks Montag what he has to contribute to the group and Montag finds that he had partially memorized the Book of Ecclesiastes. While learning the philosophy of the exiles, Montag and the group watch helplessly as bombers fly overhead and annihilate the city with nuclear weapons: the imminent war has begun and ended in the same night.
While Faber would have left on the early bus, everyone else including Mildred is immediately killed. Montag and the group are injured and dirtied, but manage to survive the shockwave. The following morning, Granger teaches Montag and the others about the legendary phoenix and its endless cycle of long life, death in flames, and rebirth.
He adds that the phoenix must have some relationship to mankind, which constantly repeats its mistakes, but explains that man has something the phoenix does not: mankind can remember its mistakes and try never to repeat them.
Granger then muses that a large factory of mirrors should be built so that people can take a long look at themselves and reflect on their lives. When the meal is over, the exiles return to the city to rebuild society. Characters[ edit ] Guy Montag is the protagonist and a fireman who presents the dystopian world in which he lives first through the eyes of a worker loyal to it, then as a man in conflict about it, and eventually as someone resolved to be free of it.
Through most of the book, Montag lacks knowledge and believes only what he hears. Clarisse McClellan is a young girl one month short of her 17th birthday who is Montag's neighbor. She walks with Montag on his trips home from work. She is unpopular among peers and disliked by teachers for asking "why" instead of "how" and focusing on nature rather than on technology. A few days after her first meeting with Montag, she disappears without any explanation; Mildred tells Montag and Captain Beatty confirms that Clarisse was hit by a speeding car and that her family moved away following her death.
In the afterword of a later edition, Bradbury notes that the film adaptation changed the ending so that Clarisse who, in the film, is now a year-old schoolteacher who was fired for being unorthodox was living with the exiles. Bradbury, far from being displeased by this, was so happy with the new ending that he wrote it into his later stage edition. Mildred "Millie" Montag is Guy Montag's wife.
She is addicted to sleeping pills, absorbed in the shallow dramas played on her "parlor walls" flat-panel televisions , and indifferent to the oppressive society around her. She is described in the book as "thin as a praying mantis from dieting, her hair burnt by chemicals to a brittle straw, and her flesh like white bacon.
After Montag scares her friends away by reading Dover Beach, and finding herself unable to live with someone who has been hoarding books, Mildred betrays Montag by reporting him to the firemen and abandoning him, and dies when the city is bombed.
Captain Beatty is Montag's boss and the book's main antagonist. Once an avid reader, he has come to hate books due to their unpleasant content and contradicting facts and opinions. After attempting to force Montag to burn his house, Montag kills him with a flamethrower, only to later realize that Beatty had given him the flamethrower and goaded him on purpose so that Montag would kill him.
However, it is still unclear whether or not Beatty was ever on Montag's side, or if he was just suicidal. In a scene written years later by Bradbury for the Fahrenheit play, Beatty invites Montag to his house where he shows him walls of books left to molder on their shelves. Stoneman and Black are Montag's coworkers at the firehouse.