In Part One of Fahrenheit 451 , Beatty tells Montag that Benjamin Franklin was the first fireman in U.S. history. Specifically, he says that in 1790, Franklin’s job was to “burn English-influenced books in the Colonies.” Historically speaking, it is true that Franklin was involved in the establishing the first…
Who called the firefighters on Guy Montag?
Captain Beatty nods yes and proceeds to tell Montag that Mildred’s friends also called in an alarm on him after he read poetry aloud. Mildred and her friends call in separate alarms on Montag for possessing illegal books and reading poetry.
Why is Fahrenheit 451 a banned book?
Sometimes a few libraries will refuse to carry a certain book if they believe it is too offensive. Fahrenheit 451 was banned from a school district because it used the phrase “God damn!” The school board felt that this language was inappropriate for students to read.
Who kills Montag?
As a result, Captain Beatty has Montag burn his own house down as punishment. Beatty doesn’t let the punishment stand, though, because he keeps taunting Montag as the house is burning down. Beatty provokes Montag to kill him, which he does with a flame thrower.
Why is Clarisse considered anti social?
Clarisse is considered anti-social because she refuses to participate in the activates that the government deems as acceptable activities for people in the society of “Fahrenheit 451”.