If I Can T Talk To The Walls In Fahrenheit 451

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In Ray Bradbury’s science fiction novel, “Fahrenheit 451,” Montag undergoes an evolution from once being an Arrogant-Model Human Being of their society, to a Book Thinker, or in other words, someone who reads and thinks, which in their society is someone they do not affirm of. In the beginning of the science fiction novel, “Fahrenheit 451,” Montag was in a state of mind where he was indoctrinated by society to believe that books were inadequate and that they should be burnt by people who were the “firemen”: “It was a pleasure to burn… He wanted above all, like the old joke, to shove a marshmallow on a stick in the furnace, while the flapping pigeon-winged books died on the porch and lawn of the house… You think too many things,’ said Montag, uneasily” (7&9). In the society of Fahrenheit 451, since …show more content…
I can’t talk to my wife; she listens to the walls. I just want someone to hear what I have to say. And maybe if I talk long enough, it'll make sense. And I want you to teach me to understand what I read” (82). Montag undergoes the transition from thinking books are inadequate, to wanting to learn more about them, and even shows that he wants to talk to someone. He wants to learn to comprehend the material that books have to offer and also wants to converse about it when before, he had trouble communicating with another person. In the end, Montag was caught with having books, runs away, and joins the Book People, a group of people who preserve books for future societies by memorizing them. Montag and the rest of the Book People return back to the city, in hopes to reconstruct it, brick by brick, and create a new society in which everyone can read books: “To everything, there is a new season. Yes, a time to break down, and a time to speak. Yes, all that”

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