Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury: Character Analysis

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The Novel, Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury,is set in a place where books are not legal and people would rather use technology than anything else. The Protagonist Guy Montag is a fireman who enjoys burning books . He lives in an environment where books are illegal because it is considered evil and where fireman start fires than stop them. The people live in a world with no reminders about the past and are addicted to the TV, like his wife, Mildred, and where the death of someone is not taken seriously. Guy meets three mentors as the story progresses who were Clarisse, Faber, and Granger who gave him very valuable life lessons. Through the lessons learned from Clarisse, Faber, and Granger, Bradbury…show more content…
First, Montag is at Faber 's house and Faber give three reasons why books were good and and Montag responds. “I can get books” (85).But when Faber says it is risky, Montag answers by saying “That 's the good part of dying, when you’ve nothing to lose, you run any risk you want” (85). Montag realizes Faber’s lesson that the good books reflect life and even though Faber said it would be risky, Montag would be willing to take the risk. Montag changed into a person who burned books and then get books for good, willing to take the risk. Montag in fact understood Faber’s lesson that books have knowledge so he would take the risk of getting books. Later, Montag reads a poem to the three ladies Ms. Bowles, Ms. Phelps, and Mildred after Mildred asks him to. One part of the book talks about “Ah love let us be true, let us be true to one another! For the world which seems to lie before us like and a land of dreams¨(101). What Montag does is read them the poem after realizing Faber’s lesson, this will change him because this will give him knowledge. MIldred in fact asked Montag to read the poem to not just her and the two other ladies realizing books can be good and the ladies wouldn 't get hurt . The poem states how people should be true to one another and the world lies behind us, clearly indicating the…show more content…
Finally, the characterization of Granger started when Montag meets Granger during the manhunt for him and through the lessons learned from Granger, people who should memorize books and preserve them so they can create a better, enlightened society after the city is bombed. Montag stares back at the city while he was with Grangers and says “ ‘It’s strange, I don’t miss her, it’s strange,’ said Montag. ‘Even if she dies, I realized a moment ago, I don’t think I’ll feel sad. It isn’t right. Something must be wrong with me’ ” (155). The reason why he doesn’t miss her is because he knows one of the things his society is about being addicted to the television like his wife. This shows change because he realized that he needs to memorize books for the better, enlightened society after the bomb and Mildred would not be a part of new society Granger was talking about. Later, after the atomic bomb strikes, Montag ended up surviving and he remembered something. “I remember, I remember something else. What is it? Yes,yes, part of Ecclesiastes. Part of Ecclesiastes and Revelation...Book of Ecclesiastes. Here. He said it over to himself silently,” Montag told Granger he forgot the Part of Ecclesiastes and Revelation, but he told him that knowledge will come later and in fact he was right. After the bombs, he remembered the Part of Ecclesiastes and Revelation and this is how he changed. If Montag did not read any books, he would not know
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