Character Development In Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury

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Fahrenheit 451 - Character Development Ray Bradbury’s entire book, “Fahrenheit 451” is about a man whose only passion in life was to do his job, burn books. Then, by meeting a strange girl one day, Clarisse, his entire perspective was changed. He was a man who captured people that broke the law to later breaking the law himself. In the beginning of the story Bradbury uses a collection of words to show that Montag loved his job. “A pleasure to burn.” and “ a fiery smile.” were a few. Over the course of his life Montag was constantly told that he must burn books so that was always ingrained into him. In fact, he was amused when Clarisse had asked him if he had read any books before. It was also shown how mentally stable he was because he was a very confident and organized man.…show more content…
He thought about the question that had been asked to him and he realized that he wasn't truly happy. He starts questioning everything from his marriage to his job that he's done for so many years. Then soon after that realization Mildred, his wife had attempted suicide. After that accident thing went even more downhill when he realized he didn't really love Mildred. He even stated the “she was so strange he couldn't believe he knew her at all”. And that he thought”if she died, he was certain he wouldn't cry”. Clarisse slowly and surely started to influence Montag. There was large turning point when the woman wanted to be burned with her books. And she was told to “snap out of it” This made Montag really and truly think about what he was doing. Montag even said to his wife that “there must be something in books, things we can't imagine, to make a woman stay in a burning

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