In Fahrenheit 451, Montag is starting to break far out of his comfort zone and try to understand the true meanings behind why firefighters burn books. He thinks for a few moments in the first part of section 3, that he can handle this on his own, including Faber of course, but he turns out to be very wrong. Montag is brought back to his house with Beatty and is told to set fire to his own house. After being taunted for too long by Beatty, he turns the flame thrower to him and tries to get away. Montag didn't get very far and got a procaine needle stuck in his leg from the mechanical dog. He was now running away to faber's house in hope to get a way while making stops to frame a fellow firefighter with books scattered within his kitchen. Him and faber, are both trying to clear everything of scent and getaway. Faber stays and hides while montag heads to the river. He loses the mechanical dog for now but since there are now two looking for hm, it will be a lot tricker to get out of this one. Montag is now way over his head and has put faber in harm's way. This will neither have a good or bad ending. Montag still has fight left in him while the hounds and firemen will not give up.

Identify Tone pgs 88-107

An author can develop the tone of a piece of writing through the way he portrays the characters, how they are communicating to one another, and how the characters are reacting to things happening. "The others in the middle of the desert watched her crying grow very loud as her face squeezed itself out of shape." (Bradbury 97). Mrs. Phelps is ugly crying. Her face is out of shape and others are just watching. That helps you infer that right now in the story things are very suspenseful, and awkward and nobody knows what to do. On the next page you can tell things have escalated into rage."Go home, go home!" he yelled. "Before I knock you down and kick you out the door!" (Bradbury 98). Montag got so overwhelmed by everything that he lost it. The way Bradbury worded that outrage helps set the tone. If he had Montag calmly ask Mrs. Phelps to leave then you wouldn't get that sense of rage. The way an author portrays a character really can set the tone of a story and it can have an impact on how you take in the information.

In the book Fahrenheit 451, we've learned a lot of things about a lot of people . Montag is unhappy and is trying to change it, firemen are apart of the system, books are illegal yet important, and so on. I believe that in part two, we got a better look at the overall theme of the story. The theme for Fahrenheit 451 is identity and censorship. In this dystopian world, book are illegal. Anyone who's caught reading a book ends up having their book(s) burn and the individual is sent off to "get help." In part two, Montag decides to visit a trustworthy acquaintance - Faber. While visiting Faber, the two talk about the significance of books and what Montag is "looking for." "No, no, it's not books at all what you're looking for! Take it where you can find it, in old photograph records, old motion pictures, and in old friends; look for it in nature and look for it in yourself" (Bradbury, p.79). This whole time while reading books, I thought books represented individuality. By hearing what Faber said, I now realize that it's not the books - but the people; the books just help people open their eyes again. "Books are only one type of receptacle things where we stored a lot of things we were afraid we might forget. There is nothing magical in them, at all. The magic is only in what books say, how they stitched the patches of the universe together into one garment for us (Bradbury, p.79). In Montag's time, books are outlawed because people had different opinions on them. Although the protagonist doesn't agree with this law, it is still a form of censorship. I believe in the near end of the book, censorship will be revoked and individuality will once live on. The two themes in the story may be tremendously different, they are crucial to the overall moral of the book - that has yet been revealed.

Faber is an intelligent character and and has a clue to what he is talking about but what do you think he meant when he said "perhaps in a thousand years we might find smaller cliffs to jump off"? Faber was talking about how people have always killed themselves or found ways to destruct. In there current society everyone is secretly unhappy and "jumping off cliffs" or taking there life. What he means by this quote is that there is no way to completely stop this from happening. All he is saying is that maybe one day in the future people would stop doing it so often. Maybe people will be a little bit happier and decide to jump off of the smaller cliff instead of the big one.

In the book “Fahrenheit 451” you start to ask yourselves a lot of questions. It is a book that you can pick up and realize that you don’t know what is going to happen next. This effect is all possible because of the tone the author out in this book. He highlights the very dark and grinn portions of the book to have you think that it’s going to change or go in a different direction, but, it’s not like that. Not everything in this book is set up to have a good ending. People who had the biggest impacts on Montag’s life have been taken away from him. Is it better or worse that they are in that state now. I think that the author wanted to show the readers that not everything in literature is perfect, not all of the stories are always going to be happy. Sometimes there just has to be some hurt to deal with for a character so they can see what they have in life to offer. Montag went ahead and started to try and make changes with how he was living and focus more on how he was able to live so long in the shadows. We often ask ourselves questions like ‘How was he able to pull through after Clarisse’s death?” , “What truly made him so upset about that little old women burning with her books?”, “ What would Beatty do if he was in this position?”. All of these are thought about while you are scrambling to try to find an answer. The author knows how to make you think like this. It’s all so you can learn what makes a good novel and what makes a better one.

Great job on these so far! A couple of you have not been keeping up on the comments, though.

In section 2 of "Fahrenheit 451," we are introduced to a new character within the first few pages. While Montag realizes he has "mud on him and Milly," he starts looking for help. While doing so, he remembers a memory from a year ago. Montag noticed this old man in a black suit getting up to leave, when Montag stops him. During their colloquy, Montag realizes that the man starts to get more comfortable with Montag, even knowing that he's a firemen. Faber (the man) recites a poem, that is believed to be read from a book. At the end of their discussion, Faber hands Montag a slip of paper with his address on it and says: "For your file, in case you decide to get angry with me." After reading this, I was a little appalled. There is so many questions rushing through my head about what happened, but there's one question in specific. Why did Faber warm up to Montag and end up citing a poem from a book, even if he knew Montag was a firemen? I know Guy isn't necessary the "toughest" or "scariest" guy I've seen in the book, but I still don't understand. Maybe this is because Montag is the one who approached him and started the conversation, or maybe it's about something the two talked about (clearly not shown in the text at this point). In conclusion, I still don't understand why Faber would put his future in the arms of Montag - who's job is to burn books, and send people to "get help."

Connections pg 67-88

In Fahrenheit 451 Guy Montag is wanting to do things he shouldn't do because he thinks it will help society as a whole. He wants to read, look at books, be unique. Now I can't connect to all of that as a whole but I can say that I know there are things that we can do to help society. "Mildred kicked at a book. "Books aren't people. You read and I look all around, but there isn't anybody!" (Bradbury 69) Mildred is annoyed that Montag is reading because they both know he shouldn't be and Mildred thinks people can benefit you more than books. "He felt like he wanted to cry, but nothing would happen to his eyes or mouth." (Bradbury 73) He knows how much him and Faber can do if they worked together but he also knows that they can get in big trouble. The feeling of not being able to cry is one I can connect to. He's so passionate about helping his society that all he wants to do is cry because he cant help.

The author characterizes in a certain way to help us understand the story and get insite on it. Mildred for example is characterized in a way to show the reader how the average citizen in this society looks and acts. Mildred is characterized by showing that she is only interested in her programs and she is constantly disconnected from the world. "Now, my family is people. they tell me things and I laugh they laugh! and the colors!". Mildred is the type of person that the goverment want the people to be, distracted. As the author shows she also has some deeply rooted issues and refuses to confront them. We can tell this because she tried to kill herself then denied it all in the morning. So the author characterizes Mildred to show how society is in this world. distracted and "happy" but deep down they have no purpose no meaning and are extremely depressed.

So far the characters in this story each have their own lives and ways they handle themselves. While reading this first part of the book, i am starting to see montag become more open minded but at the same time, scared for his future from what he now knows. He is losing the people he loves and has no one to talk to accept one man. Faber , a retired English professor, who reads books and knows more than anyone in town about the joys of reading. While Montag is feeling down, he called Faber and told him 'My wife's dying. a friend of mine's already dead. Someone who may have been a friend was burnt less that twenty-four hours ago. You're the only one I knew might help me.' (Bradbury 77). He then further asks if Faber could teach him hoe to read a book and understand what it is saying. Faber then says 'I's not books you need, it's some of the things that once were in books.' Faber continues to tell him that books are ways of telling things to you so that it is understandable. Every book can speak to you.
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