Empathy In Fahrenheit 451

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This passage consists of the scene in the firehouse, where Montag asks what happened to the man who hid the books at a fire they had started the previous week. What is odd about this is that in the dystopia, wanting to converse and express ideas is seen as strange, and rarely done, showing he is now thinking for himself. Despite this, Montag shares his curiosity, and even expresses his empathy, saying that ,"No", any man whose house and books are burned down must go through a stage of suffering for a reason, and therefore should not be deemed insane. This shows growth in his character, and shows the reader he is not the prideful and content character he was at the beginning, as he has become aware and is deciding that the work of a fireman
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