Fahrenheit 451

  • Montag meets Clarisse

    Clarisse Mclellan is Montags´s 17-year-old neighbor who he immediately grows a liking to. She loves to take walks and socialize. She notices that he is a fireman and she isn´t scared of him.
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    The Hearth and the Salamander

    Part 1
  • Mildred OD

    When Montag comes home he walks into a dark bedroom and kicks and sicks and empty pill bottle. He calls the emergency room and two handymen arrive and make her healthy again using their machine. The next morning she remembers nothing and refuses to talk about it
  • Clarisse disappears and they get a house call

    On his way to work, Montag doesn´t see Clarisse as he usually does which causes him to worry. He continues to work and they get a call for a house. When they arrive, there is an old lady reciting quotes from books which makes Montag uneasy. As they are pushing kerosene on her house Montag swipes a book and continues on. The lady decides to burn with her books and sets her house on fire so no one can stop her.
  • Montag stays home

    Sick to his stomach about the last job, Montag decides to take a sick day (a rarity) but Beatty notices immediately. Beatty alerts Montag that every fireman goes through a moment of skepticism, but is sure that the history will set him straight. He leaves Montag with a warning that if he does have a book he has 24 hours to get rid of it.
  • Montag finds out Clarisse is dead

    After the last job, Montag feels sick and uneasy about what just happened. He seeks comfort in Mildred, but she doesn't understand and makes things worse by telling Montag that Clarisse is dead.
  • Montag tells mildred about the book

    Mildred shows the first signs of emotion towards Montag and is worried about his odd behavior. He finally tells her about his stash of books, which freaks her out. She attempts to burn them, but Montag stops her and begins reading.
  • Montag and mildred start reading

    Montag forces Mildred to listen to him read. She hates it and panics, suddenly picking up some books and successfully burning them in their furnace. They hear the Mechanical Hound come around their house which brings fear to Montag. The bombers are heard up ahead. Mildred talks to her friends on the phone about TV, causing Montag to think of how worthless she is and how she will never change.
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    The sieve and sand

    Part 2
  • Montag calls Faber

    Faber is an old English professor who Montag met one day in the park. They talk and Montag jumps onto a subway.
  • Montag and Faber come up with a plan

    Montag arrives at Faber’s house and shows him the book to prove he means no harm. Montag and Faber come up with a plan to plant books in the firemen’s homes to frame them for hoarding books. Faber gives Montag a mock-seashell that he invented, and that’s how they communicate.
  • Montag shows the books to his friends

    When Mildrid has her friends over to watch TV, Montag unplugs it because he gets irritated by how this is the only way they socialize and focus on. He starts yelling at them and begins to read poetry, causing Mrs. Phelps to cry. Then he burns the book. He goes back to work and returns a book to avoid suspicion, but then an alarm goes off alerting them of a house containing books. When they get there, it’s actually his house.
  • Montag has to burn his own house

    Montag sees Mildred fleeing their house, which brings Montag to the conclusion that she was the one who called in. Beatty forces Montag to burn down his own house, which unexpectedly brings Montag pleasure.
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    Burning Bright

    Part 3
  • Montag kills Beatty & is attacked by hound

    Beatty discovers the Green Bullet and threatens to trace the call back to Faber. Montag kills Beatty with the firehose to save Faber and his identity. He is then partially injected by the Mechanical Hound but burns that up as well.
  • Escapes down a river

    When Montag successively gets away the TV station pretends the hound catches Montag so they don’t look weak, when really Montag is floating away peacefully on a river. During this time, Montag has a chance to think about everything that has happened and what he has done. When Montag gets out of the river he feels the weight of the world on his shoulders.
  • City is Bombed

    While Montag and the other men are safe at the railroads a nuclear bomb is set off, decimating the entire city. He thinks about Mildred and hopes that Faber got out okay. After the dust settles, they head in to see what they can salvage from the city and hopefully rebuild from.