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Why does Montag seem to struggle so much in trying to understand the books?

Last Updated: 10th April, 2021

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Montag wants to read books because he believes they might help him understand what's wrong with society. Following his initial encounter with the free-spirited Clarisse, Montag begins paying attention to his own emotional state and realizes that he is, in fact, quite unhappy.

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Also know, why is Montag trying to remember the Bible?

Montag compares his ability to remember the Bible verse to sand going through a sieve. Montag is only able to recall the words "Consider the lilies of the field" because the advertisement is so distracting. Montag becomes extremely frustrated with his inability to remember the entire verse and cries aloud on the train.

Similarly, what happens right before Montag and Mildred begin to read the books? Just before they start, the front door calls them to say there is someone at the door. They assume it is Beatty who has returned. There is one very important point that Beatty mentions when he is talking to Montag.

Similarly, what do you think Faber could have meant when he said that watching television feels more real than reading a book?

Faber agrees with Mildred that television seems morerealthan books, but he dislikes it because it is too invasive and controlling. Books at least allow the reader to put them down, giving one time to think and reason about the information they contain.

What seems to be wrong with Mildred?

Physically, the main thing that goes wrong with Mildred in Part One of the book is that she almost dies. She accidentally takes a whole bottle full of sleeping pills and is near death before Guy gets these guys to come over and pump her stomach and replace her blood.

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What is more important Mildred or the Bible?

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What three things does Faber say are missing from their society?

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What is Montag afraid of at work?

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What does Granger think their job is?

What does Granger think their job is? Granger says that all the people in the woods are just receptacles for the knowledge in the books. They are like human libraries and they just carry the knowledge until it is needed again.

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What does Faber mean by I don't talk things?

“I don't talk things, sir,” said Faber. “I talk the meaning of things. I sit here and know I'm alive.” As Montag recalls meeting Faber in a park the year before, he remembers Faber saying these words. When Montag visits Faber, the Professor explains how he didn't take action when books were first banned.

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What does the book of Ecclesiastes teach?

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What is a rumor Montag has heard?

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What is Faber's third factor required for happiness?

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What does Montag do with the Bible?

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Is Faber a coward?

In Part One of the novel, Faber admits to Montag that he is a coward. Faber feels this way because he saw how "things were going" and he didn't do anything about it. Faber quickly overcomes his cowardice, however, when he realizes that Montag is a potential ally and not his enemy.

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What is the importance of the dentifrice commercial?

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Why does Montag get sick and try to avoid going to work?

it's all over" (Bradbury 49). Montag feels guilty about burning so many books over the years and does not want to continue to destroy precious works of literature, which is why he gets "sick" and tries to avoid going into work.

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What did Beatty say about books?

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Captain Beatty believes that books should be destroyed because their risks outweigh their advantages. In his mind, books do not provide any real

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How old is Montag?

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What are the 2 professional symbols that Montag wears?

Montag does have a helmet with 451 emblazoned on it, the temperature at which paper burns, a symbol that firemen have been turned into censors, burning books. But he also wears two other symbols on his uniform: a salamander on his arm and a phoenix in a disc on his chest.

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Why does Clarisse find it odd that people find her antisocial?

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Why is Mildred so upset by the books?

Mildred also worries about Captain Beatty, because she says he will come and burn the house down if he finds out they have the books. The books do not talk and laugh like the television, so they aren't real to her. She has no imagination and no intellect, so she can't appreciate or understand them.