Unable to contain his contempt any longer, Montag kills Chief Beatty and sets out to see Faber, his mentor, before fleeing police and certain death by floating down river. At home, Guy hides the book he stole. Guy Montag: A 10-year fireman veteran. He is the captain of the fire department where Montag works. Although Guy cares very deeply for her, she has evolved into a person he finds alien and horrifying. Guy has nightmares that night about The Hound, a robotic dog that assists the firefighters in their duties.
However, Montag is able to successfully destroy the Hound with the flamethrower. He despises books because they failed him, and he embraces his work because it is simple and comprehensible. The firemens' sole purpose is to sniff out and destroy books and, therefore, destroy the seeds of free thought. For a while Lauren provided Defile with some info, but ultimately she betrayed him and managed to regain her powers. He reaches out to a retired professor named Faber, who agrees to help Montag in his studies and even hatches a scheme to start printing books again. Her recalcitrance and nonconformity allow Montag to discover how jaded his view of life has become.
The bigger your market, Montag, the less you handle controversy, remember that!. The next day, the leader, Granger, tells the group about the mythical creature of the Phoenix and the group heads back to the city, determined to rebuild itself from the ashes. We do not know the whereabouts of her when bomb blew up. Captain Beatty The antagonist of the novel, Captain Beatty, runs the fire house where Montag works. When her powers first manifested she caused the deaths of her father and everyone else in her home when she burned it down.
Then, one day, Clarisse doesn't show up at their usual meeting spot. If they are discovered with books in their possession, their possessions are burned. As a Fireman, Beatty brings the passion of the converted to his work. Clarisse McClellan Montag's new neighbor, seventeen years old, who calls herself crazy and enjoys conversations. Even when she had died she still was in the mind of Montag. Anyone who goes against what society believes is subject todestruction by the Mechanical Hound, which kills free thinkers. Old Woman The old woman is one of the victims of the firemens' fury.
She has overdosed on sleeping pills at least once. Origin Fahrenheit is a Seedling. He sought answers—the sort of simple, rock solid answers that could guide him to the right decisions—and instead he found questions, which led in turn to more questions. The community believes that society will one day regret its decision and want the books back. Professor Faber An aging intellectual in a world with no place for such people, Faber greatly disapproves of the dehumanized, oppressive society in which he lives. Guy Montag is the protagonist for the novel Fahrenheit 451. She thinks that she is mistreated even though she lives very comfortably.
He is committed to uphold literature through the current Dark Age. Man on Commuter Train uncredited. Faber represents the triumph of ignorance, which often comes in the form of blunt practicality, over intellectualism, which often comes in the form of weightless ideas with no practical application. At one point, he asks his wife to turn the television off and she replies, 'That's my family'. She says that she is not scared of firemen.
He tells him about the history of the book burnings. After Montag murders Beatty, the Hound stabs and injects Montag's leg with procaine. Beatty throws it away and tells Guy that he had a dream they were discussing literature. His attempts to reclaim his own humanity range from the compassionate and sensitive, as in his conversations with Clarisse, to the grotesque and irresponsible, as in his murder of Beatty and his half-baked scheme to overthrow the firemen. Plot Summary The title Fahrenheit 451 is a reference to the temperature at which paper burns. He makes Guy destroy his own house. In order to make Mildred and her friends feel something, Guy takes out a book of poetry and reads one of the poems Dover Beach.
Guy even tells his wife that maybe the government is right and they will burn the books if they have no value, but he wants to decide that for himself. Together, Granger, Montag and the others witness an atomic blast that destroys the city, and begin on a quest to assist in the rebirth of a new society based on truth and knowledge. While in her house, Montag steals a book that he later hides in his home. The government outlawed books when people could not stop arguing about their worth. This is because in Fahrenheit 451 books are illegal and firefighters are tasked with the job of burning any books they find.