The hearth and the Salamander can also mean happiness and if Montag chose to be happy or not. The two things in his life his home and his work. Did it really make him happy. He chose happiness over this home and his work by reading the books.
the most precious jewels you'll ever have around your neck are the arms of your children. so true! Happiness is when you realize that your kids have turned out to be good people-Inspiring Motherhood Quotes - Meadoria