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Change In Fahrenheit 451

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In a society where books are burned, an unlikely hero Montag is awakened. In this dystopian society, Guy Montag gives us a perspective to a dark, but changing without much Montag must guide himself through a civilization of lucid vegetables. Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury, predicts a shocking future where parlor walls and violence have taken over the social life of civilians as the corrupted government promotes and restricts knowledge. At first Montag is depicted as a dense character that takes everyone’s word for it, until he faces an internal conflict he never thought of, his happiness. Quoting (Bradbury 9), “He wore his happiness like a mask and the girl had run off across the lawn with the mask and there was no way of going to knock on her door and ask for it back.” Through this conflict he begins pondering about what he has known and analyzing his life. Not only does Clarisse McClennan stir commotion in Montag’s mind, but she pushes him over the edge with the million dollar question, “Are you happy?” As I mentioned that change was part of the theme and he begins the “Hero’s Journey,” a long hard path of endurance.” Eventually throughout the story Montag still questions everything he has known, but it gets out of hands as he turns to Mildred for support, but she rejects due to the elements of his…show more content…
During a chase Montag becomes a fugitive after he burned Beatty to death in an arbitrary manner. Looking at (Bradbury 126), “ ‘Guy Montag. Still running. Police helicopters are up. A new Mechanical Hound has been brought from another district-’” Analyzing this quote this could only mean one thing, Montag is a rebel on the run. Everyone is hunting him down and all he can do is run to escape and join the wanderers. During his run, he experiences fear of the hound and begins hallucinating, flashing back to things he yearned to
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