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The term "Dystopia"
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FAHRENHEIT 451 The term "Dystopia" pessimistic visions of future societies society that relies on the extreme control of its members, often characterized by a non-democratic form of government and the suppression of the individual Dystopian literature in general: a background story of war, revolution, uprising, overpopulation, natural disaster or some other climatic event which resulted in dramatic changes to society a protagonist who questions society, often feeling intuitively that something is wrong as dystopian literature typically depicts events that take place in the future, it often features technology more advanced than that of contemporary society Gouvernement Control. Censorship (Not allowed to read Books) Environnement destruction (Montag dors not care about nature). Lass of individualism (everyone Haus the same opinion/ides of happiness) No diversity Human misery in form of oppression, enviromental destruction, or war X - - main aim of dystopia: criticize negative tendencies in contemporary societies, which if unaddressed may become uncontrollable in the future - Fahrenheit 451 - futuristic dystopian society where the firemen start fires instead of putting them out. books are not allowed, instead, people watch television because it supports the mindless conformity society embraces - in this world, individuality is a sin, anyone who is different is considered dangerous the society is cold and unfeeling - people live for superficial desires lost in a fog of immediate validation and happy pills there is no deeper meaning to life, in...

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fact this is mandated by the state - people mindlessly go through their day addicted to their mindless screening rooms. and relationships void of meaning. society is marked by entertainment, speed, restlessness and superficiality for example: extremely fast driving, multi-screen television at high volume with very shallow programmes, constant exposure to sound and advertising brainwashed citizens → consume media which is controlled by the government, only knowledge source, obey the law futuristic technology →four wall-TV, wireless headphones people living in fear →→ if they read books illegally utopian impression → the society says everything is perfect and does not even know about the upcoming war or the wars happening outside their world rebellious protagonist → Guy Montag a firefighter who worked for the system gets rebellious and tries to fight against the system by- reading books and spreading his knowledge about books oppressive government → oppression by banishing books Philosophical control : Society is controlled by a philosophical · ideology In Fahrenheit 451 the society believes that literature destroys peace and due to the lack of knowledge people have by not reading books it divides the society ,,Not everyone born free and equal, as the Consitution says, but everyone made equal." p.55 1.52f. ,,A book is a loaded gun[...]" - p.55, 1.55 The society is controled by the government and through the media The only medium which is allowed to be consumed is the media which is controled by the government and that leads to a brainwashed society The Characters Guy Montag FAHRENHEIT 451 a fireman + the protagonist at first, he is really satisfied with his job & is loyal to the state, but slowly starts questioning the system he lives in and obliges to after certain events (his wife almost kills herself, his neighbor vanishes) he secretly keeps some of the books he is supposed to be burning & starts reading them ´ later becomes a state criminal and needs to flee; he lacks knowledge and believes what he hears Clarisse McMellan a teenager who lives in Montag's neighborhood accompanies him on his way home a few times the exact opposite of the illiterate average person living in society an outcast (unliked by fellow students and teachers) because she is interested in the why instead of the how and is interested in nature instead of technology eventually gets killed in a car crash after disappearing a few days after meeting Montag for the first time Mildred "Millie" Montag Montag's wife; addicted to sleeping pills (almost kills herself one time) and absorbed by the TV shows on her parlor walls (→ "TV family"), but very indifferent and unaware to the outside world described as very thin (→ follows a strict diet) and very pale Montag tries to free her from her toxic obsession with the TV multiple times, but she remains indifferent and disapproves of her husbands behavior eventually betrays him by reporting him to the police for hording books after he scares off her friends dies during the first bombardment of Chicago Captain Beatty - Montag's boss he had once been an avid reader but stopped reading due to the controversy books stir (→ books polarize) Montag kills him after he forces him to burn his own house - he only realizes later that Beatty actually wanted to be killed, he handed him the flamethrower he used as a murder weapon Faber a former English professor & Montag's only supporter in the story Spent years regretting his behavior of not defending books when they first got banned; Montag seeks his guidance after first starting to question the system he lives in Faber refuses to help at first, but after realizing Montag is keen on learning something about books, he joins Montag helps him on his escape out of the city Granger & The Outcasts group of wandering exiled ex-citizens living outside of Chicago all of them are intellectuals and memorize books in order to preserve their contents they team up with Montag after he flees Relationship between Mildred and Montag beginning of the novel → Montag thinks that their relationship is just fine (He's trying to convince himself he's happy) After Mildreds suicide attempt → Montags begins to think about if they are both really happy. Montag can't remember when he and Mildred first met →→Strange, since normally you don't forget something like that They are in general not very connected to each other → no love, no feelings, no real conversations, It doesn't seem like they're married and living together, the only thing they share is their home The two do not have the same idea and view of life → Monday has a strong character development after he has started questioning the ideology of the state (begins to read books and hates his job) Mildred, on the other hand, accepts everything from the state as it is and does not see the problem behind it (is not interested in books) She calls the alarm on her own husband: → distant/not close → loyal to society but not to her husband - FAHRENHEIT 451 Comparing Mildred and Clarisse Mildred - middle-aged (30) even paler and thinner - dull eyes Cares about her appareance - hardly has any thoughts always abiding by the governments rules - doesn't question pallor walls → Her thoughts are in line with the governments ideas. - always avoiding conversations - little empathy likes to watch TV - Married to protagonist .- distanced attitude towards each other -has 2 Friends who like also watching parlor walls - unemotional, cold and obscure - she distracts her real feelings by watching TV in oder to feel happy - While thinking she is happy Mildred is deeply depressed and attempts a suicide. -- character is standing for the ideals of the dystopian government Her loss of individualism and dull life are triggers for Guy Montags will for change -Young (17) -pale, thin Clarisse *- ,,shinning eyes" - calls herself crazy Her appearance doesn't match the social norms - a critical thinker with own ideas. - keeps opposing ideas of the government - feels uncomfortable about the social behavior of her peers (shocked that they kill themselves, do not talk etc.) -has rebellious thoughts - ready to meet new people and likes to see through them - cares for others and their opinions - has a closer relationship with Montag who is her neighbor - lives with her uncle who also rejects the. Ideologies of the government - emotional character -- likes nature and rain - appears to be happy despite being exclu ded from society - symbolizes the remainder of our world in the dystopian society FAHRENHEIT 451 1) Part One: The Hearth and the Salamander -The reader gets to know the protagonist, Guy Montag, and the type of work he does (→ he is a fireman, working for the state by burning books). -While returning from a shift, he meets his neighbor, Clarisse McCellan for the first time and they have a chat which clearly reveals that Clarisse sees the world totally different compared to Guy sees it - She asks him if he is happy → he tries to convince himself that he is happy, but soon finds that he, in fact, is unhappy (he has to wear his happiness like a mask because everybody in the town is supposed to be happy) and begins questioning his faked happiness after he met Clarisse - When he returns home, he finds his wife Mildred unconscious after she tried to kill herself by overdosing on sleeping pills He calls an emergency hospital whose operators proceed to pump the poison out of Mildred guts (→ they get lots of cases similar to hers each night, which shows that not only Mildred was suffering under the faked happiness and vision of utopia that is forced onto the citizens of Chicago) The next morning, Mildred doesn't remember anything of last nights incidents and feels sore, for which reason Montag lies to her by telling her that they had a party at their place - Later, he tells her the truth, but Mildred completely denies her attempted suicide and doesn't seem to believe it →→she rather changes the topic quickly and demands for a new TV wall to be installed into her parlor - The chapter also introduces the Mechanical Hound, a canine device which is meant to kill traitors and criminals by injecting needles with high doses of morphine into their bodies → Montag is really afraid of it as the Hound they have at their office doesn't really like him He talks to Clarisse a few times and watches her often, but suddenly, she disappears On an ordinary mission to burn books, Montag and his team discover a house filled with books which is owned by a lady who then proceeds to light her house on fire herself (after Beatty drowned it in Kerosene) making her burn together with her books - Montag is restless after that incident and he begins questioning the way and where he and Mildred live after she remains completely indifferent to the things he tells her →he begins to realize the big emptiness filling him & also realizes that books are more than just paper He took a book with him from the incident that has happened at the woman's house he burned which he hides under the pillow Mildred eventually tells him that Clarisse died after being run over by a car - The next morning, Montag feels sick and doesn't want to go to work, but Mildred tries to convince him that he should go nevertheless; he also tells her about the incident with the woman burning, to which Mildred remains rather indifferent → he realizes that Mildred's personality & her true person are deeply buried under the person she is under the outside, the person that suffers under all the TV programs and shows that are constantly being vomited up unto her and make her numb to the real world Beatty comes to visit Mildred and Montag; he eventually allows Montag to take the night off and to return when he feels better Beatty talks about the way society has become & why books are banned; he explains that things started to have mass, therefore, there was no time for reading. Books in particular were cut shorter to columns or resumes in order for the people to keep up with the accumulating masses of media. The school system was also switched, children went from learning about literature to learning how to work with digital media. Partly the citizens are at fault for the banishment / extinction of books: after some time, books stopped selling due to the increase in technology. The government wants people to be equal, for which reason books became forbidden - it allows certain people to have an advantage due to their intellect that others won't be having. He also explains that books stir too much controversy because their topics and contents polarize people, which, on a long term effect makes people unhappy, something that is absolutely unwanted by the government (→ it also doesn't want people to engage in thinking by themselves); the 'intellectuals' are seen as enemies - Montag asks about firemen taking home books & Beatty explains that a fireman is allowed to keep a book for one day, if it hasn't burned by then, it will be burned by the firemen - during the whole conversation, Mildred tries to interrupt Beatty and Montag and eventually finds the book the latter has been hiding, but she soon returns back to her TV walls - After the conversation, Montag is really upset & talks about happiness with Mildred, he finally expresses how gradually unhappy he is. Mildred still thinks she is happy. - Out of his unhappiness and helplessness, he takes out all the books he has been keeping since he started working as a fireman; keen on finding an escape out of the misery he is living in by changing something - Mildred is really upset, but he begs her to stay and eventually, she gives in - The doorbell rings again, but he doesn't open this time FAHRENHEIT 451 people living under the government's rules are the sand that falls through the sieve (because they accept their environment the way it is), Montag, the intellectuals and Faber represent the stones that remain on top of the sieve and don't fall through (because they think differently & don't put up with the governments rules) 2) Part Two: The Sieve And The Sand - Montag reads the books he has kept and has a hard time understanding what they mean, while Mildred is devastated and seems out of it (mostly because the parlor walls are turned off and she has nothing to watch) - They talk about Clarisse again; Mildred finds her selfish and egoistic, while Montag explains that she was the only person he had genuinely liked for years - The mechanic hound is at the door (the doorbell doesn't inform them about that because Montag turned it off for a more secure and quiet environment to read in) - Mildred expresses her unhappiness over the books Montag keeps; she compares them to the people in her parlor and explains that she finds them more real (& more entertaining) - some bombers fly by the government doesn't tell the people about the dawning war & about the bombers that fly over Chicago every single day - Mildred escapes the situation because a friend of hers calls her & Montag recalls a meeting he had with an old English-professor in the park one day (he put him under possible future investigations); the man's name is Faber - He calls Faber and decides to drive over to his house because the professor hang up on him As he leaves, he feels numb & his facade seems to fall In the tube, he reads the bible and tries to reorganize his thoughts, but the constant advertisements playing over the train's radio interrupt him because of the information they vomit upon him → he flips within the train & only manages to get off in time before a security guard can snatch him As Montag arrives at Faber's home, he explains that Faber is the only person he can rely on because he feels as if he is the only one listening, he also wants Faber to teach him how to understand what he is reading. → he also realizes the societies' main problem: » We have everything we need to be happy, but we aren't happy. Something's missing. I looked around. The only thing I positively knew was gone was the books I'd burned in ten or twelve years. << - Faber explains that it's not the books Montag should be looking for, he should instead be looking for some of the things that once were in the books; he says books are used to store things in them people were afraid we might forget their contents, the things they say are the real magical parts of the book. - Faber explains that books have three qualities that make them so important for mankind: Quality; they contain texture of information and details; they contain slices of life → Leisure; you can interrupt books to give yourself time to think about what's said in them →The right to carry out actions based on what we learn from the interaction of I & II - They manage to agree on a plan to revolutionize the world, even though Faber was not agreeing at first - The plan is to print more books, plant them in firemens houses and then burn the firemen's houses → a revolutionary movement - They agree on involving former intellectuals in said plan to fuel their rage and project a revolution onto the society - After Montag realizes Faber hesitates to help him, he forces him into helping him by ripping apart the bible During the whole time, a bomber is interrupting the men's conversation (→→war is more at dawn than before) - As Montag leaves, promising to bring back money for a printer, Faber gives him an earpod to wear (a modernized wiretap) so that he can listen to the conversations Montag indulges in - At home, Mildred has her friends, Mrs. Bowles & Mrs. Phelps, over for watching a new TV drama together with her (→ they are also obsessed with television) - Montag indulges in a conversation with them (even though he wants to go back to Fabers' to bring him the money) and asks them about the war, which makes them nervous (→ every time they are not watching TV, they get lost and helpless), as they are left in the dark about news about the war and other political topics and know practically nothing about it, so they quickly change the conversations' topic back to the series they watched on their parlor walls - Montag still insists on not giving up and tries engage in a conversation about politics, which the ladies' also seem to know nothing about (which really upsets Montag) - Then, the topic changes to poetry, which the ladies also don't know and ridicule, so Montag decides to read out a very sentimental poem (The Sea Of Faith) & gets encouraged by his wife to read it because she wants to show the poems stupidity → It makes Mrs. Phelps cry - The ladies get very upset and leave (→ they can't stand real sadness as they are not used to it) - Mildred runs off into the bathroom and pops some sleeping pills; Montag rushes outside to hide his books behind some bushes - He then goes to the firehouse with the goal to find out if Beatty is merely an operator of the state or also on the intellectuals' side; they play poker and he feels incredibly guilty for reading books (→ develops a fit in which he thinks he needs to wash the sin off his hands) - Beatty wants him to come back to the team and tries to talk him back into it by infiltrating Montag's mind and confusing him · him advice over the earpiece - The alarm bell rings, interrupting the conversation, and the firemen rush to their new case, taking Montag with them It turns out that the house they need to burn is the house of Mildred & Montag →→→Faber realizes that and gives

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FAHRENHEIT 451 The term "Dystopia" pessimistic visions of future societies society that relies on the extreme control of its members, often characterized by a non-democratic form of government and the suppression of the individual Dystopian literature in general: a background story of war, revolution, uprising, overpopulation, natural disaster or some other climatic event which resulted in dramatic changes to society a protagonist who questions society, often feeling intuitively that something is wrong as dystopian literature typically depicts events that take place in the future, it often features technology more advanced than that of contemporary society Gouvernement Control. Censorship (Not allowed to read Books) Environnement destruction (Montag dors not care about nature). Lass of individualism (everyone Haus the same opinion/ides of happiness) No diversity Human misery in form of oppression, enviromental destruction, or war X - - main aim of dystopia: criticize negative tendencies in contemporary societies, which if unaddressed may become uncontrollable in the future - Fahrenheit 451 - futuristic dystopian society where the firemen start fires instead of putting them out. books are not allowed, instead, people watch television because it supports the mindless conformity society embraces - in this world, individuality is a sin, anyone who is different is considered dangerous the society is cold and unfeeling - people live for superficial desires lost in a fog of immediate validation and happy pills there is no deeper meaning to life, in...

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fact this is mandated by the state - people mindlessly go through their day addicted to their mindless screening rooms. and relationships void of meaning. society is marked by entertainment, speed, restlessness and superficiality for example: extremely fast driving, multi-screen television at high volume with very shallow programmes, constant exposure to sound and advertising brainwashed citizens → consume media which is controlled by the government, only knowledge source, obey the law futuristic technology →four wall-TV, wireless headphones people living in fear →→ if they read books illegally utopian impression → the society says everything is perfect and does not even know about the upcoming war or the wars happening outside their world rebellious protagonist → Guy Montag a firefighter who worked for the system gets rebellious and tries to fight against the system by- reading books and spreading his knowledge about books oppressive government → oppression by banishing books Philosophical control : Society is controlled by a philosophical · ideology In Fahrenheit 451 the society believes that literature destroys peace and due to the lack of knowledge people have by not reading books it divides the society ,,Not everyone born free and equal, as the Consitution says, but everyone made equal." p.55 1.52f. ,,A book is a loaded gun[...]" - p.55, 1.55 The society is controled by the government and through the media The only medium which is allowed to be consumed is the media which is controled by the government and that leads to a brainwashed society The Characters Guy Montag FAHRENHEIT 451 a fireman + the protagonist at first, he is really satisfied with his job & is loyal to the state, but slowly starts questioning the system he lives in and obliges to after certain events (his wife almost kills herself, his neighbor vanishes) he secretly keeps some of the books he is supposed to be burning & starts reading them ´ later becomes a state criminal and needs to flee; he lacks knowledge and believes what he hears Clarisse McMellan a teenager who lives in Montag's neighborhood accompanies him on his way home a few times the exact opposite of the illiterate average person living in society an outcast (unliked by fellow students and teachers) because she is interested in the why instead of the how and is interested in nature instead of technology eventually gets killed in a car crash after disappearing a few days after meeting Montag for the first time Mildred "Millie" Montag Montag's wife; addicted to sleeping pills (almost kills herself one time) and absorbed by the TV shows on her parlor walls (→ "TV family"), but very indifferent and unaware to the outside world described as very thin (→ follows a strict diet) and very pale Montag tries to free her from her toxic obsession with the TV multiple times, but she remains indifferent and disapproves of her husbands behavior eventually betrays him by reporting him to the police for hording books after he scares off her friends dies during the first bombardment of Chicago Captain Beatty - Montag's boss he had once been an avid reader but stopped reading due to the controversy books stir (→ books polarize) Montag kills him after he forces him to burn his own house - he only realizes later that Beatty actually wanted to be killed, he handed him the flamethrower he used as a murder weapon Faber a former English professor & Montag's only supporter in the story Spent years regretting his behavior of not defending books when they first got banned; Montag seeks his guidance after first starting to question the system he lives in Faber refuses to help at first, but after realizing Montag is keen on learning something about books, he joins Montag helps him on his escape out of the city Granger & The Outcasts group of wandering exiled ex-citizens living outside of Chicago all of them are intellectuals and memorize books in order to preserve their contents they team up with Montag after he flees Relationship between Mildred and Montag beginning of the novel → Montag thinks that their relationship is just fine (He's trying to convince himself he's happy) After Mildreds suicide attempt → Montags begins to think about if they are both really happy. Montag can't remember when he and Mildred first met →→Strange, since normally you don't forget something like that They are in general not very connected to each other → no love, no feelings, no real conversations, It doesn't seem like they're married and living together, the only thing they share is their home The two do not have the same idea and view of life → Monday has a strong character development after he has started questioning the ideology of the state (begins to read books and hates his job) Mildred, on the other hand, accepts everything from the state as it is and does not see the problem behind it (is not interested in books) She calls the alarm on her own husband: → distant/not close → loyal to society but not to her husband - FAHRENHEIT 451 Comparing Mildred and Clarisse Mildred - middle-aged (30) even paler and thinner - dull eyes Cares about her appareance - hardly has any thoughts always abiding by the governments rules - doesn't question pallor walls → Her thoughts are in line with the governments ideas. - always avoiding conversations - little empathy likes to watch TV - Married to protagonist .- distanced attitude towards each other -has 2 Friends who like also watching parlor walls - unemotional, cold and obscure - she distracts her real feelings by watching TV in oder to feel happy - While thinking she is happy Mildred is deeply depressed and attempts a suicide. -- character is standing for the ideals of the dystopian government Her loss of individualism and dull life are triggers for Guy Montags will for change -Young (17) -pale, thin Clarisse *- ,,shinning eyes" - calls herself crazy Her appearance doesn't match the social norms - a critical thinker with own ideas. - keeps opposing ideas of the government - feels uncomfortable about the social behavior of her peers (shocked that they kill themselves, do not talk etc.) -has rebellious thoughts - ready to meet new people and likes to see through them - cares for others and their opinions - has a closer relationship with Montag who is her neighbor - lives with her uncle who also rejects the. Ideologies of the government - emotional character -- likes nature and rain - appears to be happy despite being exclu ded from society - symbolizes the remainder of our world in the dystopian society FAHRENHEIT 451 1) Part One: The Hearth and the Salamander -The reader gets to know the protagonist, Guy Montag, and the type of work he does (→ he is a fireman, working for the state by burning books). -While returning from a shift, he meets his neighbor, Clarisse McCellan for the first time and they have a chat which clearly reveals that Clarisse sees the world totally different compared to Guy sees it - She asks him if he is happy → he tries to convince himself that he is happy, but soon finds that he, in fact, is unhappy (he has to wear his happiness like a mask because everybody in the town is supposed to be happy) and begins questioning his faked happiness after he met Clarisse - When he returns home, he finds his wife Mildred unconscious after she tried to kill herself by overdosing on sleeping pills He calls an emergency hospital whose operators proceed to pump the poison out of Mildred guts (→ they get lots of cases similar to hers each night, which shows that not only Mildred was suffering under the faked happiness and vision of utopia that is forced onto the citizens of Chicago) The next morning, Mildred doesn't remember anything of last nights incidents and feels sore, for which reason Montag lies to her by telling her that they had a party at their place - Later, he tells her the truth, but Mildred completely denies her attempted suicide and doesn't seem to believe it →→she rather changes the topic quickly and demands for a new TV wall to be installed into her parlor - The chapter also introduces the Mechanical Hound, a canine device which is meant to kill traitors and criminals by injecting needles with high doses of morphine into their bodies → Montag is really afraid of it as the Hound they have at their office doesn't really like him He talks to Clarisse a few times and watches her often, but suddenly, she disappears On an ordinary mission to burn books, Montag and his team discover a house filled with books which is owned by a lady who then proceeds to light her house on fire herself (after Beatty drowned it in Kerosene) making her burn together with her books - Montag is restless after that incident and he begins questioning the way and where he and Mildred live after she remains completely indifferent to the things he tells her →he begins to realize the big emptiness filling him & also realizes that books are more than just paper He took a book with him from the incident that has happened at the woman's house he burned which he hides under the pillow Mildred eventually tells him that Clarisse died after being run over by a car - The next morning, Montag feels sick and doesn't want to go to work, but Mildred tries to convince him that he should go nevertheless; he also tells her about the incident with the woman burning, to which Mildred remains rather indifferent → he realizes that Mildred's personality & her true person are deeply buried under the person she is under the outside, the person that suffers under all the TV programs and shows that are constantly being vomited up unto her and make her numb to the real world Beatty comes to visit Mildred and Montag; he eventually allows Montag to take the night off and to return when he feels better Beatty talks about the way society has become & why books are banned; he explains that things started to have mass, therefore, there was no time for reading. Books in particular were cut shorter to columns or resumes in order for the people to keep up with the accumulating masses of media. The school system was also switched, children went from learning about literature to learning how to work with digital media. Partly the citizens are at fault for the banishment / extinction of books: after some time, books stopped selling due to the increase in technology. The government wants people to be equal, for which reason books became forbidden - it allows certain people to have an advantage due to their intellect that others won't be having. He also explains that books stir too much controversy because their topics and contents polarize people, which, on a long term effect makes people unhappy, something that is absolutely unwanted by the government (→ it also doesn't want people to engage in thinking by themselves); the 'intellectuals' are seen as enemies - Montag asks about firemen taking home books & Beatty explains that a fireman is allowed to keep a book for one day, if it hasn't burned by then, it will be burned by the firemen - during the whole conversation, Mildred tries to interrupt Beatty and Montag and eventually finds the book the latter has been hiding, but she soon returns back to her TV walls - After the conversation, Montag is really upset & talks about happiness with Mildred, he finally expresses how gradually unhappy he is. Mildred still thinks she is happy. - Out of his unhappiness and helplessness, he takes out all the books he has been keeping since he started working as a fireman; keen on finding an escape out of the misery he is living in by changing something - Mildred is really upset, but he begs her to stay and eventually, she gives in - The doorbell rings again, but he doesn't open this time FAHRENHEIT 451 people living under the government's rules are the sand that falls through the sieve (because they accept their environment the way it is), Montag, the intellectuals and Faber represent the stones that remain on top of the sieve and don't fall through (because they think differently & don't put up with the governments rules) 2) Part Two: The Sieve And The Sand - Montag reads the books he has kept and has a hard time understanding what they mean, while Mildred is devastated and seems out of it (mostly because the parlor walls are turned off and she has nothing to watch) - They talk about Clarisse again; Mildred finds her selfish and egoistic, while Montag explains that she was the only person he had genuinely liked for years - The mechanic hound is at the door (the doorbell doesn't inform them about that because Montag turned it off for a more secure and quiet environment to read in) - Mildred expresses her unhappiness over the books Montag keeps; she compares them to the people in her parlor and explains that she finds them more real (& more entertaining) - some bombers fly by the government doesn't tell the people about the dawning war & about the bombers that fly over Chicago every single day - Mildred escapes the situation because a friend of hers calls her & Montag recalls a meeting he had with an old English-professor in the park one day (he put him under possible future investigations); the man's name is Faber - He calls Faber and decides to drive over to his house because the professor hang up on him As he leaves, he feels numb & his facade seems to fall In the tube, he reads the bible and tries to reorganize his thoughts, but the constant advertisements playing over the train's radio interrupt him because of the information they vomit upon him → he flips within the train & only manages to get off in time before a security guard can snatch him As Montag arrives at Faber's home, he explains that Faber is the only person he can rely on because he feels as if he is the only one listening, he also wants Faber to teach him how to understand what he is reading. → he also realizes the societies' main problem: » We have everything we need to be happy, but we aren't happy. Something's missing. I looked around. The only thing I positively knew was gone was the books I'd burned in ten or twelve years. << - Faber explains that it's not the books Montag should be looking for, he should instead be looking for some of the things that once were in the books; he says books are used to store things in them people were afraid we might forget their contents, the things they say are the real magical parts of the book. - Faber explains that books have three qualities that make them so important for mankind: Quality; they contain texture of information and details; they contain slices of life → Leisure; you can interrupt books to give yourself time to think about what's said in them →The right to carry out actions based on what we learn from the interaction of I & II - They manage to agree on a plan to revolutionize the world, even though Faber was not agreeing at first - The plan is to print more books, plant them in firemens houses and then burn the firemen's houses → a revolutionary movement - They agree on involving former intellectuals in said plan to fuel their rage and project a revolution onto the society - After Montag realizes Faber hesitates to help him, he forces him into helping him by ripping apart the bible During the whole time, a bomber is interrupting the men's conversation (→→war is more at dawn than before) - As Montag leaves, promising to bring back money for a printer, Faber gives him an earpod to wear (a modernized wiretap) so that he can listen to the conversations Montag indulges in - At home, Mildred has her friends, Mrs. Bowles & Mrs. Phelps, over for watching a new TV drama together with her (→ they are also obsessed with television) - Montag indulges in a conversation with them (even though he wants to go back to Fabers' to bring him the money) and asks them about the war, which makes them nervous (→ every time they are not watching TV, they get lost and helpless), as they are left in the dark about news about the war and other political topics and know practically nothing about it, so they quickly change the conversations' topic back to the series they watched on their parlor walls - Montag still insists on not giving up and tries engage in a conversation about politics, which the ladies' also seem to know nothing about (which really upsets Montag) - Then, the topic changes to poetry, which the ladies also don't know and ridicule, so Montag decides to read out a very sentimental poem (The Sea Of Faith) & gets encouraged by his wife to read it because she wants to show the poems stupidity → It makes Mrs. Phelps cry - The ladies get very upset and leave (→ they can't stand real sadness as they are not used to it) - Mildred runs off into the bathroom and pops some sleeping pills; Montag rushes outside to hide his books behind some bushes - He then goes to the firehouse with the goal to find out if Beatty is merely an operator of the state or also on the intellectuals' side; they play poker and he feels incredibly guilty for reading books (→ develops a fit in which he thinks he needs to wash the sin off his hands) - Beatty wants him to come back to the team and tries to talk him back into it by infiltrating Montag's mind and confusing him · him advice over the earpiece - The alarm bell rings, interrupting the conversation, and the firemen rush to their new case, taking Montag with them It turns out that the house they need to burn is the house of Mildred & Montag →→→Faber realizes that and gives