by Isabella Razmi, Grace Hayashi, and Ana Kirkpatrick
Beatty orders Montag to burn down the house on his own, with a flamethrower, or else he will have the Mechanical Hound attack Montag.
Why did you feel the need to keep books?
Montag gives in and burns down everything.
I guess I am going to have to trace this and "drop in on your friend."
When finished, Montag stands in front of Beatty, but still holding on to the flamethrower.
Beatty asks why Montag felt the need to keep books. Montag doesn't answer and there is an awkward silence.
Beatty hits him, knocking Faber's secret radio from his ear. Beatty picks it up. In silence, Montag switches the safety catch on the flamethrower. At first, Beatty is taken aback, but he quickly recovers and continues his speech, demanding that Montag turn the weapon over.
Montag refuses, flips the switch, and burns Beatty to death.