Fahrenheit 451 Depression Analysis

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In Fahrenheit 451, depression caused Guy Montag to become irrational. Ray Bradbury who is the author of Fahrenheit 451 simulated a world, where depression causes Guy Montag to choose irrational actions. Ray Bradbury shows the reader the importance of depression by creating a character named Guy Montag, who begins to question everything he has ever known, and slowly sinks into a depression.

At first Guy Montag thinks that he's a happy man, an ordinary man with an ordinary job. Everyday is the same for him, except for one day in particular, when he meets Clarisse McClellan. Clarisse looks through Montag as if he was a clear window and simply tells him that he's not happy. Montag denies the fact that he isn't happy, until he thought deeper and longer about his happiness. ¨He felt his smile slide away, melt,
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Montag was never really happy with Mildred, his happiness was a mask he didn't know about. The mask had been taken off when Montag's true colors were shown. Mildred wasn't much of a wife, or friend, to Montag. Mildred was only an acquaintance to Montag, as Montag didn't feel devastated for long. ¨Mildred, leaning anxiously nervously, as if to plunge, drop, fall into that swarming immensity of color to drown in its bright happiness.¨ (Bradbury 152) This is the moment when Montag's mask of happiness drowns in itself, he is now depressed, and wants to move on.

In conclusion, Montag fell into a deep depression, which caused him to be irrational. The moment he became irrational is when Montag stole a book from the house of a female librarian. The first paragraph explains how Montag realized he wasn't happy, the second is when he becomes irrational, and the third is when he drowns himself in depression. In the real world depression, causes many people to become irrational and suicide. In Fahrenheit 451 the case is different, Montag becomes illogical, breaks the laws, and becomes a rebel of the
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