Fahrenheit 451 Character Analysis

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Imagine, a dystopian society where everyone was so dependent of technology that they have lost all human qualities. In Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, the main character is a fireman. However, the meaning of a fireman is different in this society. Today, a fireman is someone who saves people and things from fire, from wildfires, to fires in houses. But in the novel, they burn all the literature showcased in the world. They believe books are cause of all bad things. But this is not true. People have lost so much. Guy Montag is the only one that realizes this due to a couple of people. First, Clarisse, a teenager, shows Montag how much we have lost through her thoughts and emotions. Next, Faber, a ex-professor, teaches Montag about how much in our lives we are missing. Finally, Granger comes into Montag’s life after the end of the police’s chase for Montag. Granger, a leader of a homeless group, teaches Montag how many things the government is changing for us. At the beginning of the novel, Montag is an ordinary fireman, but then he meets Clarisse, and she changes his mindset about the government and burning books. Next, Faber helps Montag stabilize his goals of reading books. Finally, Granger pulls Montag out of his rebirth and into his new life were he encourages Montag to persevere through his hard times.

Clarisse, a not normal girl in this society, talks to Montag for only a minute, but Montag’s takeaway from the conversation stayed with him for life. Happiness is
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