Thus, Bradbury seems to suggest that life is dependent on knowledge and awareness.
Upon realizing this, Montag begins to wonder what life truly is and why it feels so empty and dead.
Furthermore, the tool the medics use to pump Millie's stomach is referred to as the Electric-Eyed Snake, and the tool the firmen use to hunt down book owners is the Mechanical Hound, both inanimate objects that appear to have lives of their own.
Among all this destruction, Montag survives and is given new life, reborn after his trip down the river and after meeting Granger and taking the concoction to change his chemical balance.
While Montag survives, the city and everyone he knew there are destroyed.