Beatty's Speech Analysis Project

By: Mary Catherine Cook

Quote 1

"The zipper displaces the button and a man lacks just that much time to think while dressing at dawn."

This quote means that people have too much time to think about things. The society always has something to do but still not enough because people still have time to think and digest things and think about they mean. This relates to our society because we constantly have things to do or want to do things. We sit around playing games and watching TV at night but also during the day. Society today is crazy. There are cars on the streets going one way or another 24/7.

Quote 2

"More cartoons in book. More pictures. The mind thinks less and less."

This quote means the society hates books, although the society allows comics books those are filled with pictures not words. Novels make the brain think and novels give you knowledge. The society doesn't want people to be smart because it is easier to trick dumb people then people with knowledge. This quote applies to our society today because lots of people do not like to read. Many people only read when they are forced to read.

Quote 3

"So! A book is a loaded gun in the house next door. Burn it."

This quote means that it is dangerous to have a book in possession mainly because books make you smarter. Books also influence you to act differently in society. In there society you can tell who is smarter like compare Mildred to Clarisse. Clarisse is raised in a very intelligent family she is very observant of her surroundings. Mildred is stuck into her TV show that she calls her "family". This relates to our society because some people dislike books because they are "offended" by books that is one reason people don't like books. Books are very good to read but lots of people do not like reading them. Although some people treasure books in our society and Montag's society lots of people don't.

Quote 4

"Out of the nursery into the college and back to the nursery; there's your intellectual pattern for the past five centuries or more.

This quote means they were babes then they went to school and the didn't grow any smarter. So they came back to the nursery just as smart as they were. This society has no intelligence what so ever! This relates to our society today because some teachers don't teach but also some students don't listen to learn. I think eventually our society will be like Montag's.

Quote 5

She didn't want to know how a thing was done , but why. That can be embarrassing."

This quote means that Clarisse doesn't really want to know what people do to get it finished, but why they would do such a thing! This quote relates to our society today because a lot of people do not consider and think about facts that they learn from other people in society.