Book Report Fahrenheit 451

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Fahrenheit 451- Guy Montag is a fireman, but instead of putting out fires he starts them on the houses of people that read books. One day, on his way home from work, he meets his new neighbor, 17 year old Clarisse McClellan, on the street who is very different from anyone he had ever met before. They began to talk and she opened his eyes to things in the world he had never known about, and had never thought about before. After talking with her, he reached home to find that his wife, Mildred, overdosed on her sleeping pills. He frantically called the emergency hospital, and two plumbers arrive to help instead of medics, they took care of the problem, but Montag was suspicious of them. As Guy talks more and more with Clarisse, he starts to question things he thought about the world before. …show more content…

Clarisse disappears soon afterwards, presumed to be dead, and Guy becomes depressed. The fire captain slowly grows suspicious of Guy and keeps telling him how dangerous books are. Montag tries to read some of the bible, feeling very rebellious. He decides to go against the firemen and talks a former professor, whom he met in the park several years ago, into helping him. The professor, Faber, gives him a “seashell radio” that he had engineered to listen as well as talk so that the two of them could communicate secretly. Later that evening, Guy’s wife has some friends over, and he reads poetry from a book to them. The freak out and run away. When Montag goes to work that night, the fire chief taunts him by reciting things as well and then takes him to a fire call- Guy’s house. Mildred had called the firemen on her own husband. The fire chief, Beatty, forces Guy to torch his own house. He continues to provoke him and then Guy torches him as well. He kills the other two firemen, but then the mechanical hound goes after

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