The Way A Man Breaks The Bonds

TV walls blurring, the sound dulls out all knowledge. BOOM! The sound of University doors closing. Jets fly over a city. BOOM! The sound of a city dying. "'A man running… the running man… a man alone, on foot… watch…'" BOOM! The sound of a man awakening from his stupidity, a man at the dawn of a new era in his life. Fahrenheit 451, a novel by Ray Bradbury, has Montag, a man who becomes driven to justice, to change society from reliance on evil technologies. At first Montag was one of them, a man with one passion, a passion to burn, to destroy. He was a fireman, a fireman who burned. He loved to pump kerosene on books and homes. He watched the serpent spit its fiery ...

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to burn, to see things eaten, to see things blackened and changed. With the brass nozzle in…[my]…fists, with this great python spitting its venomous kerosene upon the world, the blood pounded in…[my]…head" (3)
He thought all there is to life, is TV and burning books. He liked to speed around at upwards of 300 mph, just like everyone else, hoping to hit an animal or a person, just for fun. He believed everything that was fed to him. But he changed.
TV walls are a technology that caused Montag to be the way he was, but they are also one of the reasons that he changed. The media and the government fed people ideas and beliefs, through this technology. TV is one reason he changed because he got tired of his wife watching the storyless walls.
"'What's on this afternoon?' he asked, tiredly…
'It's sure fun,' she said.'
'What's the play about?'
'I just told you. There are these people named Bob and Ruth and Helen.'
'It's really fun.'"(20)

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was near death, he called the emergency hospital. The hospital sent over two technicians who filtered her blood and pumped her stomach. They said something that upset Montag very much:
"'Got to clean 'em out both ways,' said the operator, standing over the silent women, 'No use getting the stomach if you don't clean the blood. Leave that stuff in the blood and the blood hits the brain like a mallet, bang, a couple thousand times and the brain just gives up, just quits.'
'Stop it!'" yelled Montag. (15)

The way they described the situation is as if they are plumbers, just out on another job and not dealing with a human life close to death. Montag began to realize the faults of his ...

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Added: 4/14/2007 01:48:09 AM
Category: English
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