The same books that can be used to support one point of view can also be used to refute that point of view. Tehnologija, masovna eksploatacija i pritisak manjina polučili su cilj, Bogu hvala. A book is a loaded gun in the house next door. It tells me what to think and blasts it in. They have to come round in their own time, wondering what happened and why the world blew up under then. Each man the image of every other; then all are happy, for there are no mountains to make them cower, to judge themselves against. But every time he burnt himself up he sprang out of the ashes, he got himself born all over again.
Normalcy and conformity may not always be healthy. Faber had said, 'I don't talk things, sir. Just as he begins to feel used up and thrown away, Clarisse brings new light into his world. Nije do ovoga došlo odozgor, od vlade! One of those damn do-gooders with their shocked, holier-than-thou silences, their one talent making others feel guilty. The mind drinks less and less. And I thought about books. This sentence highlights how Montag will be able to remember a whole book of the Bible Ecclesiastes by the end of the novel.
No one has time any more for anyone else. If the government is inefficient, top-heavy, and tax-mad, better it be all those than that people worry over it. Oh, but we have plenty of off-hours. This could be the subject of a great paper! Not everyone born free and equal, as the Constitution says, but everyone made equal. He was part of us and when he died, all the actions stopped dead and there was no one to do them just the way he did. Important Quotes with Page Numbers These important quotes from the novel reveal themes, character development or symbols used by Bradbury.
About something important, about something real? Its real beauty is that it destroys responsibilities and consequences. Baseball Almanac is pleased to present an unprecedented collection of baseball related quotations spoken by Brooks Robinson and about Brooks Robinson. This, however, is more of an authorial intrusion. He wore his happiness like a mask and the girl had run off across the lawn with the mask and there was no way of going to knock on her door and ask for it back. We stand against the small tide of those who want to make everyone unhappy with conflicting theory and thought. You're one of the few who put up with me.
He was part of us and when he died, all the actions stopped dead and there was no one to do them the way he did. No wonder the landslide was for Winston Noble. As long as everyone has ten thousand insurance everyone's happy. That's all there is now. I cried because he would never do them again, he would never carve another piece of wood or help us raise doves and pigeons in the back yard or play the violin the way he did, or tell us the jokes the way he did. Whirl man's mind around about so fast under the pumping hands of publishers, exploiters, broadcasters that the centrifuge flings off all unnecessary, time-wasting thought! Guy Montag, the protagonist of Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, is facing a personal crisis as he begins to realize that he needs more out of life.
Analysis: Another animal-like machine, the mechanical hound is a metaphor for Montag and other members of his society. Here we have a simile, a stomach pump being compared to a snake. Nobody thinks, one of many Bradbury predictions that have come true. How long is it since you were really bothered? Mildred suggests the beetle because while driving it one sometimes runs over rabbits and other creatures. Explanation: Social rules define normalcy.
Later, the novel incorporates a reference to Shakespeare, as Montag compulsively washes his hands at the fire station in an attempt to cleanse his guilt. Come on now, we're going to go build a mirror-factory first and put out nothing but mirrors for the next year and take a long look in them. He drove forty miles an hour and they jailed him for two days 9. The difference between the man who just cuts lawns and a real gardener is in the touching, he said. It rushes you on so quickly to its own conclusions your mind hasn't time to protest. And most of the time in the cafes they have the jokeboxes on and the same jokes most of the time, or the musical wall lit and all the coloured patterns running up and down, but it's only colour and all abstract.
I tell them that sometimes I just sit and think. But even when we had the books on hand, a long time ago, we didn't use what we got out of them. But you can't make people listen. The world was bankrupted of ten million fine actions the night he passed on. When I talk, you look at me. Don't step on the toes of the dog lovers, the cat lovers, doctors, lawyers, merchants, chiefs, Mormons, Baptists, Unitarians, second-generation Chinese, Swedes, Italians, Germans, Texans, Brooklynites, Irishmen, people from Oregon or Mexico.