Analytical Essay On Fahrenheit 451

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Confused and Unsure While ready 451 Fahrenheit by Ray Bradbury, impression that this book was pretty simple to understand and characters are completely straight forward might appear. However, analyzing behavior of each character and taking a different perspective on their actions will give more details about them and why did they react this way. Montag, the main character of the story, is very dedicated fireman that lives his daily routine. He never asks questions, until he meets Clarisse and Faber that open a whole new world to him. Now he is taken out of his routine and he faces new reality. Montag now has a choice to make, but with such little information known and read, how can he make that choice? Montag is confused and unsure of what …show more content…

Montag used to follow Beatty’s orders, as Montag was a very good fireman. Montag was burning books and not questioning anything, Beatty used to be a role model for Montag. However, as soon as he meets Faber, Montag is no longer believing in all propaganda that Beatty has told him about the books “ Maybe the books can get us half out of the cave” (96). Montag is now fully convinced that Faber will answer all his questions and show him the right way. Montag believes that Faber’s point of view is the only true one, and the one that should be followed. It is important to realize that in his mind Montag is uncertain of his point of view on this world, subconsciously when he sees an old man with same love for books as he has, Montag automatically assumes that Faber is his savior “Nobody listens anymore. I can't talk to the walls because they're yelling at me. I can't talk to my wife; she listens to the walls. I just want someone to hear what I have to say. And maybe if I talk long enough, it'll make sense. And I want you to teach me to understand what I read”(107). Montag was not happy his whole life, especially about his wife. Mildred never understands him or even pays attention to what Montag is saying. Montag was in

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