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In the last part of the book, Montag flees the authorities successfully, and yet, the televised news broadcasts his capture and killing.

Why is this?


The news team receives a false tip from Beatty, who misinformed them.


To provide a "happy ending" to the manhunt for audiences, the show communicates that authorities have captured and killed Montag, even though this proves to be false.


The news displays an alternate reality Montag is both captured/killed in one dimension and flees in another.


Guy's alliance with the news team causes the reporters to tell people that Guy is already captured, in an effort to lead the robotic hound astray.


Initially Guy is captured, but after the news is televised he is able to escape.

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