Fahrenheit 451

why does beatty tell montag to burn his house?

why didnt baetty do this why he ask montag to burn his own house

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He is trying to teach Montag the lesson of the fireman; burning is what one does for books and the house must be taken from those who possess books. It is another way of showing Montag that the rules are unbreakable and that there is no other way to live in this society.