Who called in the raid on Montag's house in Fahrenheit 451?

Mildred called in the alarm on Montag after her friends placed an initial call.

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Towards the end of part two, Montag returns home from visiting Professor Faber and reads poetry aloud to Mildred and her shallow friends, who are consumed by mindless entertainment and embrace the dystopia's superficial culture. The poem upsets and offends Mildred's friends, who burst into tears and rush out of...

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Towards the end of part two, Montag returns home from visiting Professor Faber and reads poetry aloud to Mildred and her shallow friends, who are consumed by mindless entertainment and embrace the dystopia's superficial culture. The poem upsets and offends Mildred's friends, who burst into tears and rush out of Montag's home. Unlike Montag, Mildred is comfortably numb with her meaningless life and has no interest in pursuing knowledge. She fears that Montag's fascination with literature will jeopardize her "comfortable" life and calls in the alarm on him.

Following the incident, Montag returns to the fire station and responds to an emergency call. At the beginning of part three, Montag is surprised when he arrives at his home and discovers that the alarm has been called on him. When Montag pulls up to his home, Mildred rushes past him and does not respond when he asks if she called in the alarm. Mildred simply ignores Montag and mumbles about her "poor family" before getting into a cab.

Captain Beatty then forces Montag to burn his home and book collection using a flamethrower. Once Montag destroys his house, Beatty confirms that Mildred called in the alarm. Captain Beatty also tells Montag that Mildred's friends were the first people to place a call but he let it go. Beatty then continues to insult Montag for quoting poetry and threatens to track down the person on the end of the green bullet, which infuriates Montag and influences him to kill Beatty.

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The fire department shows up at Montag's home at the end of Part I. In the beginning of Part II, Beatty turns to Montag and says,

"Didn't I hint enough when I sent the Hound around your place?" (pg 113)

The government was already suspicious, but it was important to Montag to find out who specifically reported him. He asks Beatty if it was his wife, Mildred.

Beatty nodded. "But her friends turned in an alarm earlier that I let ride. One way or another you'd have got it." (pg 117)

Montag had quoted poetry--reading out of the book in his hand--to the neighbors who were visiting Mildred. Faber had told him that was a big mistake, he had warned him through the earpiece not to read the poetry, but Montag was challenging the system. All of the neighbors said that they would not come to visit the Montag household any longer. Beatty tells him how silly that was.

"Give a man a few lines of verse and he thinks he's the Lord of all Creation. You think you can walk on water with your books." (pg 118)

This was a telling moment for Montag because all that his life had been was now gone, and he had to make a decision to stay and face the music or leave and start a new life somewhere else. He chooses to leave.

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