Thoughts, observations, comments, and concerns regarding our readings and classroom discussions.
posted by annes @ 1:16 PM
Is this thing called a blog working yet??Just wondering...
Since it is...to continue the discussion on F451...Why do the firefighters have the curiosity and the inteligence that the others of the population lack? Why do they sucumb to curiosity and almost all pick up a book and read it?
I don't understand why there aren't more firefighters that don't pick up a book and read it. I think that so many would be curious as to what was so bad about it and would want to read it. Maybe every firefighter, or does it not? Is Montag just "special" becuase he is more capible of thought?
I dont know, erinl. I think one thing might be that many firefighters worry a lot about the risks of possesion. I think many of them take the "burn it in 24" rule to heart. Personally, I would be intrigued, but I must admit the risk would not be worth it to me. I would be like everyone else. Books are forbidden. End of story. I would not think they are so important to risk everything: my house, my freedom, and maybe even my life.
In the book, it is said that every fireman succombs to curiosity sometime in his career. I think that being aroung these books that are so bad, they start to wonder why they burn them and what's so bad about them. They are also often at their jobs, so they aren't as brainwashed by TV. And look at the games they play with cards and the Hound. Those are all THINKING games! Through simple games that no one would expect, they think a little more than others in the society do, so they are more seceptible to curiosity.
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Montag seemed like he was waiting for his wife to give him attention and she wouldn’t. Why to both sides Montag because he has never cared that Mildred give him attention and Mildred because she has never given him the attention she deserves? Also, it seems like Bradbury is telling the future when Montag talks about the “joke” where wives are on the phone so much that the husband have to call there wives to ask what is for dinner and that is in a way what’s going on in the society today. Also, every so often Montag all the sudden starts caring about little things a lot, like their marriage, and cares so much then Mildred says it doesn’t matter then he is okay with it why does he allow that to happen? Mildred seems not to care about Montag at all then why did they marry, like when he is she why doesn’t she get up to help or what is causing her not to help, or like about Clarisse dieing she’s like oh I forgot like she doesn’t care? How does Beatty know so much about Clarisse, I know he is a fireman, but how does he know her so well? When Beatty says “I’ve had to read a few in my time, to know what I was about, and the books say nothing!” Does he truly think that or is he just flowing with the society? And why did he open up to Mildred just like that, when he knows he can’t trust her?
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