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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Beatty wants to challenge Montag to his core, telling him that Mildred and his neighbors betrayed him. In ordering him to destroy his own home, Beatty feels that he will have totally destroyed the tiniest flicker of counter-cultural tendency in Montag's attitude and character.