What message is Beatty trying to convey to Montag when he says "Fire is bright and fire is clean" ?

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In part 1 of the novel, Montag witnesses a woman commit suicide with her books, and he begins to second-guess his occupation as a fireman. Montag decides to call in sick for work, and Captain Beatty visits his home in an attempt to persuade him that firemen play a valuable role in their society by maintaining the peace and making sure citizens are content at all times. Captain Beatty supports censoring literature because he believes that authors and critics are a threat to society. Beatty's answer to dealing with any uncomfortable subject or obstacle in society is to burn it. As Montag is lying in his bed, Beatty...

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