Then Guy yells at the women to leave while Mildred goes to bed. Guy and his new friends are thrown to the ground. Still yet, Guy has an immediate problem. He forces the women to listen to him read a poem by Matthew Arnold from one of his secret books. He now has a purpose in life; he has also lost his fear of the system and stands unafraid, facing the world.
The next morning, Mildred has no memory of the night before. Captain Beatty says that he expected Guy to take a sick day, after yesterday. This terrifies the other passengers. Later we discover it was the mechanical dog, hunting. One event that made him think was when his wife, Mildred, overdosed on sleeping pills. He concludes his lecture by assuring Montag that the book-burning profession is an honorable one and instructs Montag to return to work that evening.
After a lengthy discussion with Beatty, an alarm comes into the station, and the firemen rush to destroy the next house. In 1999 he suffered a stroke, and spent the rest of his life in a wheelchair, but continued to write. Despite Montag's protests and Beatty's willingness to continue the burning regardless, the woman takes matters into her own hands. As his doubts grow, he begins to steal some of the books he is meant to burn. First, they were censored, then they were removed from schools, then the more controversial were destroyed.
In ancient mythology, the salamander was a creature that could survive fire. Beatty converses at great length with Montag and tells him that every fireman gets the itch to read a book at some point in his career. Although it was written in 1953, this we are still able to relate to this to our time and age. Clarisse had told him that her odd family actually speak to each other. He imagines sleeping in a bed of hay at a farmhouse and watching a young, beautiful woman behind a window braiding her hair — she reminds him of Clarisse. Sharing moments and serving others is what mattered. The problem is that as much as he tries, he is unable to retain any of it.
After he calls for help, two men arrive and revive her. When Montag approached him, Faber had quickly hidden something under his coat; Montag believes it was a book. He watches on television as an innocent man, strolling along the city streets, is purposefully identified as Montag and is killed for the entire television audience to see. The main character has changed a lot in this book, from normal to scared to insecure. The only books worth salvaging are comedy, lighthearted fiction such as romance novels , and trade journals. My favorite part in the book that really got me interested in it was when Montag started burning Capitan Beatty and was trying to find a way to leave that city. Surprisingly, the firemen end up at Guy's house.
Captain Beatty tells Montag he is visiting because he suspected Montag would not show up to work that day after what he had seen. Books are illegal to have and if you have some, the firemen burn your house down. After this meeting, Montag shows Millie that he has been hiding, not just one book, but a cache of books in the house for some time. I've read it years ago and really time doesn't allow for re-reads, not that I remember too much from so long ago… What egged me on was that I had always thought the book burning was only for censorship and it is but a new facet was mentioned. Guy learns that the Book People have all memorized different parts of classical books.
Concerned, Guy mentions it to his boss, Captain Beatty. This section ends with Montag beginning to read a copy of Gulliver's Travels. He was also close friends with the creator of the Addams Family. Later, when the firemen are sent to burn down the house of an elderly woman, Montag takes her —an act that he thinks his hand has undertaken on its own—and the woman chooses to die with her books. He wants to know more about life. It is only later that it is exploited by people in power. Professor Faber — the professor is an intellectual.
Empecemos con un breve resumen para situarnos. Suddenly an alarm comes through and everyone grabs their gear. Meanwhile, some of the other firemen tease Montag about his worries regarding the Hound. Faber says that Montag needs not only books but also the leisure to read them and the freedom to act upon their ideas. They burn books and homes containing the books. The people live in a world with no reminders of history or appreciation of the past; the population receives the present from television.