Fahrenheit 451 Montag Characteristics

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“Living at risk is jumping off the cliff and building your wings on the way down” (Bradbury). A risky and dangerous life can lead to a dramatic change in one’s personality. In Fahrenheit 451, Montag starts out as a “regular” citizen who burns books as his job. Because of the miraculous events that occurred in Montag’s life, he had no choice but to evolve to his situation. As Montag lives through many affairs, he becomes further audacious, cognizant, and nonconformist. In Fahrenheit 451, Guy Montag develops as an adventurous protagonist when he experiences many conflicts in the road of trials. For example, Mildred calls the department informing them about the hidden books in their household, consequently, Beatty drags Montag to his house to burn it. ‘“Why,’ said Montag slowly, ‘we’ve stopped in front of my house’” (Bradbury 106). Thus, Montag stands up against Beatty and fights courageously for his life as well as for the safety of books. Furthermore, another event that contrived Montag to reform into a brave character is when the firemen burned down a woman’s house who was passionate for literature. As a…show more content…
In the beginning of the story, Montag is a normal firefighter who burned books on the daily. Although, he begins to rethink his life after he meets a peculiar girl named Clarisse McClellan who questions him about his happiness. ‘“Are you happy?”’ (Bradbury 7). Afterwards, Guy Montag develops a desire for literature. Consequently, his yearning for books causes him to rebel against the legislation of his society. Montag isn’t like the rest of the people in his community, he is a unique character who sees the dilution around him. This drastic change in Montag relates to the theme of Fahrenheit 451 because everyone in their society is assimilated to a standard lifestyle. Although Montag is different from everyone else, it is important because no change can ever happen if everyone is the
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