“Books can not be killed by fire. People die, but books never die. No man and no force can abolish memory... In this war, we know, books are weapons. And it is a part of your dedication always to make them weapons for man's freedom.” -Franklin D. Roosevelt
The song above is "Down" by Marian Hill which includes lyrics that are connected to what happens to the main character, Montag. A song lyric that connects to Montag and his life is "Didn't even really wanna go" which is talking about Mildred when she left after she pulled the alarm on him and he still had feelings for her no matter what. Another lyric is "There's so many bodies on the floor, so" which translated into the book is talking about Beatty and the firefighters when Montag hit them to escape and all the people who were burned along with their houses and books.
The drawing above symbolisms the power that the firefighters have when they wear it.
I am a third generation firefighter. I have no one from my family, except my wife, or so I thought. I was good friends with this seventeen year old, Clarisse, who showed me this new world until she disappeared. I had this need for books...I ached for them. This college professor, Faber, turned out to help me and inform me that I didn’t need the books, but I wanted what was in the books. I’m supposed to be known as a firefighter who doesn’t have mercy on books or anything else...including thinking or myself. My society explains to us that reading and thinking is a bad lifestyle and they indirectly force us to live a life without pursuing our happiness and dreams.
“...one suitcase held with a dreamlike clenching rigidity in her fist…” I couldn’t bear to see her go and it hurt like hell. I wasn’t able to move or else Beatty would have killed me right there and then. He held a flame thrower in his hand waiting for me to ruin my life by burning my house. Mildred was gone and I couldn’t do anything, I couldn’t stop her just like my other mistake with Clarisse. It pissed me off a tad bit that my wife was the one to pull the alarm and just ditch me like that. After all, she is my wife, I don’t even know where life will take us or whether or not I’ll get a divorce with her. Mildred leaving me when I needed her the most hurt like bloody hell with all the money spent on her parlor "family". She couldn’t even do me a small favor by not telling anyone anything. Most importantly, she’s gone now...and I’m not sure I’ll ever see her again. She’s gone. She left. She betrayed me.
The drawing above represents what the entire book is about. The book talks about the characters not wanting people to read or think. The firefighters think that it is their job to burn the houses along with the people who are involved with books.
Interests and favorites
My best skills that I’ve ever had in my entire life was that I’m a freethinker, not many people in my society are like this or approve of this. An old interest of mine was to burn things, until I met Clarisse, who showed me this different perspective of the world. Now I enjoy reading what’s in the books, but my society doesn’t allow it so it’s basically illegal for me to pursue what I want to do in my life.