• Fahrenheit 451; Humsn Hypocrisy
    Hypocrisy In this visual human hypocrisy is expressed by the words Captain Beatty shouts at Montag, as Montag has to burn his own house down. Captain Beatty is a man that one cannot simply understand. Although, throughout the novel Beatty hinted at the fact that he had read many books throughout his life...
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  • Analysis of Farenheit 451
    Fahrenheit 451 Character Analysis- Beatty Captain Beatty, a strong, confident man on the outside, had a secret. The chief fireman position made him intimidating by all his people because of his harsh mysterious ways. While he quotes books regularly, he denies he is a man of literature. Also, when he...
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  • Fahrenheit 451 Lyrics Assignment
    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...
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  • Realism vs. Surrealism
    Essay Topic:  "Why does Ray Bradbury create Beatty? Why is he so important? What makes is death so significant?" Realism vs. Surrealism Books are a major piece in the puzzle of life. When books, a source that points out a society’s imperfections, are taken away, humanity is lost. In Ray Bradbury’s...
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  • Fahrenheit 451 Paper
    into action because Captain Beatty is such a cunning person that Montag couldn’t overbear. Bradbury indicates the deceit of the government by writing that: “A child feigning illness, afraid to call because after a moment’s discussion, the conversation would run so: ‘Yes, Captain, I feel much better already...
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  • pig is a beast
    pleasure to burn. It was a pleasure to see things eaten, to see things blackened and changed" (3). Obviously fire is a symbol of destruction, but in this quote fire has multiple functions. It destroys the book in one sense, but in another it changes the book and even creates something new. Montag himself discovers...
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  • Fahrenheit 451
    I talk long enough, it'll make sense." This means that nobody understands him the way Clarisse does. Here is another one, so in this statement Captain Beatty says "Its real beauty is that it destroys responsibility and consequences." So he is saying that books don’t open people’s minds they destroy them...
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  • Mr. Justin Baken
    the image of every other; then all is happy, for there are no mountains to make them cower, to judge themselves against." (Bradbury 58). Captain Beatty uses this quote to explain to people that the law is to burn books and it has to be that was for everyone whether they are happy or not. This shows that...
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  • Fahrenheit 451
    says, but everyone made equal . . . A book is a loaded gun in the house next door. Burn it. Take the shot from the weapon. Breach man’s mind.” Captain Beatty says this as he explains the revisionist history of firemen to Montag. During his speech, he was undoubtedly ironic, using his profound knowledge...
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  • Fahrenheit 451 symbolism paper
    had done it all, his hand with a brain of its own, with a conscience and a curiosity in each trembling finger, had turned thief” (Bradbury 37). This quote is from the scene where Montag is opening his first book to read. Montag talks about his hands having a conscience because he is not ready to acknowledge...
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  • Fareheight 411
    homes along with the knowledge of books. Fire-Captain Beatty’s job is to make sure no one in the world will open a book and believe what is written in the inside. The town simply believes “books are useless, and waste of time and lies”. Captain Beatty is a complex character. He is hard to understand...
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  • F451
    different threads: Mildred’s growing fear of her husband’s renegade activities boils over and she turns him in. Montag faces his own guilt and his nemesis (Beatty). The Mechanical Hound finally shows up (and ends up in cinders). Faber comes into the mix; Montag reads Dover Beach aloud. (Good poetry; bad decision...
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  • Fahrenheit 451 Critique
    make Captain Beatty say that to show the readers how ignorant and stupid society really was. I think Bradbury purposely put that in the book to show us someone who had knowledge, before becoming a part of this “no book society” could really be dumb enough to mis-quote important documents. Beatty said...
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  • fh451
    from this quote that he understood fire as the weapon for creating destruction, and because of this, he felt powerful thanks to the fire. 2. "Forget them. Burn all, burn everything. Fire is bright and fire is clean" (60). Fire is used to get rid of knowledge Montag sets Captain Beatty on fire, cleanse...
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  • quotes on Fahrenheit 451 part 2 explained
    whereas the books are black and white and don’t make sense to anybody and doesn’t make her laugh instead makes her feel bad. Page 70, 71 1. This quote was said by Faber to Montag. In Montag’s world, people are superficial; they don’t think or talk deeply about anything, and seem to be even scared to...
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  • Fahrenheit 451 Lit Notes
    back to work where he has to return a book back to Beatty because his 24 hours are up * He notices that The Mechanical Hound isn’t there * When Montag gets to Beatty he hands him a book and Beatty throws it in the bin disinterestedly * Beatty already knew that Montag was having doubts but Montag...
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  • Fahrenheit 451 Conformity vs Indivduality
    Period 6 9/5/13 Pre-AP Landing Gear “Do you ever read any of the books you burn?” ‘That’s against the law!’ “Oh of course” (Page 23) This quote shows conformity because when Clarisse asked Montag “Do you ever read any of the books you burn,” Montag quickly replied with “That’s against the law...
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  • Fahrenheit 451
    that rampant ignorance and censorship in the society will lead to a destructive society; he shows this through his characters, Montag, Mildred and Beatty. Montag, a third generation fireman lived enjoyed his job for ten years until he meets a seventeen year old girl, Clarisse, who opens his eyes to...
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  • Farienheit 451 Essay
    people that have censoring by explaining the circumstances going on in their lives and if they want to rebel or go along with it. Clarisse, Millie, Captain Beatty, Faber and Montag all resemble a person in society with different views on censorship. Clarisse is the most dangerous person in this ideal metropolis...
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  • A Closer Look at Beatty
    A Closer Look at Beatty “Any man who can take a TV wall apart and put it back together again is happier than any man who tries to slide-rule, measure, and equate the universe, which just won’t be measured or equated without making man feel bestial and lonely. I know, I’ve tried it; to hell with it(61)...
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