What did Captain Beatty tell Montag in part 1? What are the 3 (or more) main things in Beatty`s speech? What does that express in the book? In part one, when Montag is sick and Beatty visits him. He tells him why firemen burn book, and the significance of book burning...  Please help me... Thanks~

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In Part One, Montag witnesses a woman commit suicide with her books during a routine call and refuses to go to work the next day. Sensing that Montag is experiencing a crisis, Captain Beatty stops over and has an enlightening conversation with him. Captain Beatty begins by telling Montag that the fireman institution was established around the time of the Civil War but did not fully develop until the advent of motion pictures in the twentieth century when things began to "have mass." Beatty goes on to tell Montag that as the population increased, technology began to make books obsolete because entertainment became instant. Classic works of literature were shortened and reading became an afterthought. Beatty continues to give Montag an insight into their society by saying,

"Out of the nursery into the college and back to the nursery; there's your intellectual pattern for the past five centuries or more" (Bradbury, 26).

As the population continued to increase, people became more easily...

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