. This negative change of the
machine picture from the opening scene to its later portrayal is strengthened
through the account voice. In the opening scene, the storyteller talks in
decisive articulations, emphasizing the affirmation Montag feels about his
work, his general public, and his personality. In the endeavored suicide scene,
the story voice consolidates many inquiries—all inquiries that flitter through
Montag’s brain as he witnesses this scene. These inquiries mirror Montag’s
developing vulnerability: ?Did it drink of the dimness? Did it suck out every
one of the toxins collected with the years? . . . What did the Eye see? (14).
Looking at his poise in the opening scene with his self-restraint in this scene
uncovers that Montag is unquestionably agitated by this experience.
change happens from the opening scene to the second house-consuming scene, the
one in which a lady penances herself as opposed to abandon her books to be
singed alone. In the opening scene, the storyteller points out Montag’s face:
the wild smile of all men scorched and driven back by fire. He realized that
when he came back to the firehouse, he may wink athimself, a minstrel man,
consumed stopped, in the mirror. Afterward, going to sleep,he would feel the
searing grin still grasped by his face muscles, in the dark.It never left, that
grin, it never at any point left, as long as he recollected. (4)
While in the
opening scene Montag dreams he’ll lay down with a grin, his later experience
that night clearly challenges this thought. When of his better half’s medicinal
safeguard, his grin has positively left his face, and, actually, instantly
before finding Mildred in her medication actuated daze, Montag revalues the
grin portrayed in the opening scene: he acknowledged now that ?he wore his
joy like a mask? (12). Since his joy cover has been uncovered, never again does
the book relate Montag’s satisfaction with book burnings. Be that as it may,
the following book consuming scene underlines the fire commander Beatty’s
outward appearances. Rather than concentrating individually confront, Montag
thinks about Beatty’s face: Captain Beatty, keeping his nobility, supported
gradually through the front entryway, his pink face consumed and glossy from a
thousand flames and night fervors (39).
sparkly face amidst these night excitements? turns out to be considerably more
threatening on the grounds that this fire has ended somebody’s life. From
numerous points of view, this third scene portraying the hose hardware at work
falls the initial two into one: in it, the opening book consuming is compared
with the human cataclysm of the second. Furthermore, Beatty’s insensitivity,
verging on titillation, at the possibility of a lady’s demise gives a grim
reframing of the opening scene pictures.
As again with
the restorative save scene, Montag isn’t the one responsible for the apparatus.
Be that as it may, this absence of control is consider on Montag’s part; he is
by all accounts avoiding the edges of the activity, attempting to keep from
partaking in what he has come to abhor. Furthermore, in this scene, the
storyteller’s decisive articulations from the opening scene have now changed to
exclamatory ones, mirroring a developing feeling of criticalness on Montag’s
part, stirred in him by seeing his significant other’s out cold involvement
with the stomach-pumping machine and by watching his kindred firefighters’
ignore for the life of the lady whose books they have come to consume.
While the other firefighters holler at each
other to get the lamp oil and to pick up the pace with setting their fire,
Montag alone coordinates his shouts at the lady, importuning her to abandon her
books what’s more, spare her life. Go ahead, woman!? he shouts: Snap out of it!
. . . Come on now!? (38). At the point when Beatty discloses to him the lady
won’t abandon her books, Montag yells:?Force her, then!? (39). Montag’s clamors
in this segment are punctuated mightily by shout marks, mirroring his
passionate tumult. What’s more, his unsettling is further underscored by the
shout marks interspersing his considerations, as he understands why
firefighters work just by night—on the grounds that their fire gives an
exhibition to the group, impelling trepidation through the show: ?God, thought
Montag, how obvious! . …Never by day!? (39).