Fahrenheit 451 Lyrics AssignmentF Hour
Song: Burning by The Whitest Boy Alive
Lyrics: “So many people telling me one way,
So many people telling me to stay”
Quote: (Captain Beatty) “Well, Montag, take my word for it, I’ve had to read a few in my time, to know what I was about, and the books say nothing!”
This quote from the story takes place when Captain Beatty is at Montag’s home and he is talking to him because of the book that Beatty knows Montag is in possession of. Captain Beatty says a number of things, but all of these things all are aimed at getting Montag to convince Montag to give up the book and continue burning. These two quotes were chosen because of the way that the song reflects the way that Montag constantly receives contradicting opinions from Captain Beatty, Clarisse, and Mildred on how he should think and feel about the way the world around him, and this quote from the book is a perfect example of Captain Beatty trying to tell Montag what he should believe.
Song: Fear of the Dark by Iron Maiden
Lyrics: “I have constant fear that something’s always near”
Quote: “He had felt that a moment prior to his making the turn, someone had been there. The air seemed charged with a special calm as if someone had waited there, quietly, and only a moment before he came, simply turned to a shadow and let him through.”
Montag for a while had had an uneasy feeling about a certain corner that he walked past on his way home. One particular day that he had gotten this strange feeling he met a strange girl named Clarisse who claimed she was crazy. These two passages were chosen because of the similarity in the narrator of the song’s constant fear that something is always near and the feelings that Montag had gotten that made him feel as something had been very near at the beginning of the book.
Song: You Are a Tourist by Death Cab for Cutie
Lyrics: “And if you feel like a tourist...