Montag reads the poem Dover beach to Mildreds friends, Ms.Phelps and Ms. Bowles because all they do is gossip and watch television with ignorance. Mildreds friends react emotionally.
I've always said, poetry and tears, poetry and suicide and crying and awful feelings, poetry and sickness; all that mush!
don't know, don't know, I just don't know, oh oh...
Mildred reported Montag to the fire department for hiding books and ran away. So Captain Beatty took Montag to his house and ordered him to burn it.
I want you to do this job all by your lonesome, Montag. Not with kerosene and a match, but piecework, with a flamethrower. Your house, your clean-up.
Montag's radio fell out of his ear showing Captain Beatty he was talking to someone. Captain Beatty threatened to hurt the person on the other side of the radio, so Montag killed him.
Well--so there's more here than I thought. I saw you tilt your head, listening. First I thought you had a Seashell. But when you turned clever later, I wondered. We'll trace this and drop it on your friend.
Montag was being hunted so he ran to the river outside the city where he found a small camp of intellectuals who live off the grid and memorize books. This is where Montag found refuge.
Would you like, some day, Montag, like to read Plato's Republic?
The group of intellectuals and Montag see the city get struck by an atomic bomb due to the war that is going on. The intellectuals set out to start a new society where books and free thought can prosper.
City looks like a heap of baking-powder. It's gone.
They'll be needing us up that way.
Some day the load we're carrying with us may help someone.
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