Those who don t build must burn
"Those who dont build must burn. Its as old as history and juveni... (954 people answered this)
“Those who don't build must burn. It's as old as history and juvenile delinquents.”
There is nothing magical in them, at all. The magic is only in what books say, how they stitched the patches of the universe together into one garment for us. Montag hesitated. The firehouse, our work? I mean, well, once upon a time. Fool, thought Montag to himself, you'll give it away. At the last fire, a book of fairy tales, he'd glanced at a single line.
I truly feel that this was a book that I probably needed to read 10 years ago, though truly I may not have had the insite to appreciate it as I do now. Basically, the setting is this future-esk world where society has come to devalue books, and intelligence so much, that books have become illegal. In the first chapter, Guy meets this young woman named Clarisse, who expands his paradigm a bit, and helps him to see the world a little different. Below I have put a video from John Green which explains a little more about the context of the book. This is one of the first quotes in the book that really made my ears perk up. Or, rather eyes perk up?
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During a conversation between Montag and Faber, Faber says, "Those who don't build must burn. It's as old as history and juvenile delinquents" (Bradbury, 42).
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School is shortened, discipline relaxed, philosophies, histories, languages dropped, English and spelling gradually neglected, finally almost completely ignored. Life is immediate, the job counts, pleasure lies about after work. Why learn anything save pressing buttons , pulling switches, fitting nuts and bolts? Copyrighted Image? Ray Bradbury wrote his dystopian novel Fahrenheit in
I think Beatty is trying to say that if you aren't going to make something then you have to destroy something. Since Beatty is an older man he includes that this idea is old just like history and juvenile delinquents. This society is the opposite of ours when it comes to firemen because firemen in this society burn homes instead of put out fires like in our modern day society. Also in our society we are based off of making and creating new things such as new jobs, schools, and even laws. In the novel Montag is still trying to figure out how he can make books seem like good things again instead of bad.