She says these words as she feels she is now to be a martyr for the “cause” of letting people be free in a democratic society, with the freedom to own and read any book they desire. Her hope is that people will look back on her act of bravery and change the current society for the better.
What is key about this quote is that it comes from Master Ridley , who was burnt alive because of their insistence of spreading the translated Bible in England which was viewed as heresy at the time.
Nicholas Ridley ( c. 1500 – 16 October 1555) was an English Bishop of London (the only bishop called “Bishop of London and Westminster”). Ridley was burned at the stake as one of the Oxford Martyrs during the Marian Persecutions for his teachings and his support of Lady Jane Grey.
What is the significance of the refrain repeated by the woman whose house was burned ? What did it mean ? What is its effect on Montag ? The significance was that she would rather die with her books than live a day without them.
The Oxford Martyrs were Protestants tried for heresy in 1555 and burnt at the stake in Oxford, England, for their religious beliefs and teachings, during the Marian persecution in England. The three martyrs were the Anglican bishops Hugh Latimer , Nicholas Ridley and Thomas Cranmer, the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Latimer believed that his death would light a candle that might never be put out. By repeating this phrase, the woman expresses the hope that somebody will follow her example and realize the dangers of censorship. As such, this quote foreshadows Montag’s own (impending) rebellion against the state’s control over books.
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.
Physically, the main thing that goes wrong with Mildred in Part One of the book is that she almost dies. She accidentally takes a whole bottle full of sleeping pills and is near death before Guy gets these guys to come over and pump her stomach and replace her blood.
In the topsy-turvy world of Fahrenheit 451, where firemen start fires instead of putting them out, kerosene comes out of fire- hoses instead of water . As a colorless liquid, kerosene is an ideal symbol for the emotionless, matter-of-fact way that the firemen go about their business.
Explain Latimer’s last words to Ridley in the allusion made in the book Farenheight 451. The quote is: “Play the man, Master Ridley ; we shall this day light such a candle, by God’s grace, in England as, I trust, shall never be put out!”
6) What happens to Clarisse ? Mildred later tells Montag that Clarisse was run over and killed by a car and that her family moved away. Clarisse’s death could have been an accident by the joyriding teenagers Clarisse admitted she was scared of.
2) Why was Latimer confident that they were doing the right thing ? Because Latimer and Ridley felt that preaching and putting out the English Book of Common Prayer they were being loyal to their faith of the Protestant religion.
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.
Beatty comes to Montag’s house because Montag’s sudden illness arouses his suspicion . Later Beatty issues a veiled threat, informing Montag that if a fireman has possession of a book, “We let [him] keep the book twenty-four hours.
There are several ironies in Beatty’s death: Montag believes that Beatty actually wanted to die; he was intentionally goading Montag into losing his temper. It is ironic that Beatty , who was supposed to be the face of calm, rational order and sensibility, and a figure of the government’s power, was eager to die.