What page does Beatty talk about books?

Part 1 Directions: On pages 52-55, Beatty explains to Montag how books became banned.

What does the last quote in Fahrenheit 451 mean?

a note of hope

Why does Montag say Beatty wanted to die?

Montag thinks Beatty wants to die because even though Montag is armed with a flamethrower, Beatty just stands there, “not really trying to save himself . . .

Who does Faber say the real enemy is?

In Fahrenheit 451, during a conversation with Montag, Faber reveals who he believes to be the real enemy: But remember that the Captain belongs to the most dangerous enemy of truth and freedom, the solid unmoving cattle of the majority.

Who did the Lady quote as the firemen burst into her house?

Beatty recognizes that the comment the old woman made when the firemen arrived was actually a quotation of Hugh Latimer’s words to Nicholas Ridley as the two of them were about to be burned at the stake as heretics in sixteenth-century England. This is the first hint of Beatty’s impressive knowledge of literature.

Why does Beatty say books are dangerous?

Beatty’s explicit reason for destroying books is to maintain social order. According to Beatty, society got so overpopulated, so sensitive to insult, and so concerned with pleasure, that things which created divisions became so unwelcome as to be dangerous to social order itself.

What secret does Montag reveal Mildred?

After Beatty leaves, Montag reveals to Mildred that he has hidden several books in the house. They begin reading, but he finds the books hard to understand, and Mildred prefers TV. Montag remembers that he has the phone number and address of a retired English professor, Faber.

Why does the woman refuse to leave her books?

The woman refuses to leave her books because they are all she has, and she would rather die with them than live without them. Montag is effected because he sees the woman burn alive and he is filled with guilt.

Are you happy quote Fahrenheit 451 page number?

Clarisse asks Montag, “Are you happy?” (Bradbury 10).