Examples Of Montag In Fahrenheit 451

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The novel, Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, takes place in a dystopian society that strictly forbids reading or have a printed book in your possession. The protagonist named Guy Montag, is a firefighter who burns any illegal books that are found. Montag in the beginning of the novel is an average citizen who hates books and does not understand the true value of them. He is known as a salamander, Montag can walk among the books he is burning, but he won’t get affected by them. But as the story continues, he begins his transformation. Montag meets a young girl named Clarisse, who opens up his eyes to the problems of society. He is then broken down into basically nothing as he questions society and even his own life. He faces many obstacles and risks of getting caught along the journey. But he ends up as a phoenix, after he is reborn from his previous life as a firefighter. Guy Montag is just a regular person when the novel begins, but he finishes his journey as a new person taking on society.
In the beginning of the story, Montag seems to enjoy his life. He especially enjoyed his occupation of being a firefighter. Author Ray Bradbury describes Montag as a salamander, he is able to interact with books but he is not affected by them. On page 1, the text describes his inner thoughts by stating “It was a pleasure to burn.” He elaborates by describing how he enjoys watching everything being burned due to his actions, and how he feels like a conductor. Montag also states that his
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