beatty tells montag that firemen are "custodians of peace of mind" and that they stand against "those who want to make everyone unhappy with conflicting theory and thought." how well are firemen accomplishing these objectives? Are conflicting ideas the only source of unhappiness in their society? what other source might there be? can conflicting ideas exist even without books that have been destroyed and outlawed?
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This is a pretty detailed question for this short answer forum. There are too many questions here. Generally, firemen burn books that the state finds gives knowledge or meaning to people's lives. Keeping the population ignorant is a way of controlling them.