On page 113, "And then he was shrieking blaze, a jumping, sprawling gibbering mannikin, no longer human or known, all writhing flame on the lawn as montag shot one continuous pulse of liquid fire on him" what does triggered montag to burn beatty? What does montag realize once he does this?
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Beatty certainly got on Montag's nerves. Beatty tormented Montag and even caused him to burn his house down. I think, however, Beatty wanted Montag to kill him. In the end, Beatty just kind of stood there screaming at people. He was egging Montag on to end his life. It makes sense. Beatty certainly understood what Montag did. Beatty was well read and an intellectual. Instead of seeking salvation in books, he turned all his conflicting emotions to hate. He could not go on like this, he wanted to die the same way he spent his life destroying the truth.