Table of Contents
What is the game the men play with the hound in Fahrenheit 451?
The firemen place bets on which animal the Hound will seize first before they let the animals loose. In a matter of seconds, the Hound pounces on one of the animals running across the floor of the station and stabs it with its long procaine needle.
What game were the firemen playing when Montag returns to the fire station with the green bullet in his ear?
After suffering from a fever, Montag returns to the firehouse to find his boss and the other men playing a card game called poker.
Why is the firemen’s game interrupted?
The poker game that is played between Montag, Beatty and the other firemen is interrupted by Beatty’s words to Montag, that insinuate he knows a lot more about Montag’s betrayal and guilt than he will admit at first.
How does Montag feel during their card game?
At the beginning of the novel, for example, Montag states that it is a “pleasure to burn–but his feelings are now changing. He begins to realize that his actions as a fireman have moral and social implications.
What do the men do with the Hound for fun on p 22?
The firemen take pleasure from watching the Hound capture and inject narcotics into frightened animals. This establishes Montag’s sympathy for animals and others, and also foreshadows his climactic escape from the Hound.
What does the Hound symbolize?
The Hound represents government control and manipulation of technology. Originally, dogs served as the rescuers for firemen. However, in this dystopia, the Hound has been made into a watchdog of society.
How old is Montag?
thirty years old
Guy Montag is thirty years old in Fahrenheit 451. He became a fireman at the age of twenty, and he has held the position for a decade.
What does Mildred want guy to buy for her?
Mildred asks Montag to install a television on the fourth wall because this will be even more immersive and “realistic” for her to interact with the characters in the show. It would then be close to a virtual experience.
Clarisse is considered anti-social because she refuses to participate in the activates that the government deems as acceptable activities for people in the society of “Fahrenheit 451”.
Why does Montag cry at night?
His fear actually stems from the fact that he doesn’t really love her and is trying to avoid acknowledging that fact. He is moved to tears only when he realizes he would not cry if Mildred overdosed again and died—the true tragedy in his life is the lack of any real feeling.
What do men do with the hound for fun?
Also, as Montag describes upon his arrival there at the beginning of the book, they play “games” with the mechanical hound. So, games to entertain themselves is what most of them do–either through poker and card games, or betting on small animals that the Hound hunts down.
Why do you think Montag says you seem so much older at times on P 21?
Montag says this to Clarisse after she tells him about how the psychiatrist is baffled at the things she does with her time. Montag sees her as a much older person than Mildred because of the difference in the things they do and the ways the think.