Fahrenheit 451 Part 1 Answers

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Part 1 Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451’s protagonist, Guy Montag, is what can be best described as a reverse-fireman. In his reality, Montag starts fires rather than preventing them. It’s all he knows, in fact, he takes great personal pleasure in starting the fires, and describes those pleasures in depth. On his way home, Guy feels as though he’s being followed, like there was a presence where he was looking, he recounts it as the air being warm. He meets Clarisse McClellan, a girl that not only makes him feel uncomfortable, but points out that firemen didn’t always begin fires. Clarisse’s words make Guy question his happiness as well. When he arrives at his home, he realizes that perhaps he was never happy. His wife, Mildred seems …show more content…

The dog growls at him and Guy claims that someone had programmed it to react that way to him. The chief teases him for it but eventually promises to have the dog examined. Every day after work Montag would talk to Clarisse, who would slowly but surely open his mind to the real world. She tells him she stopped going to school because it was too “repetitive.” One day Clarisse wasn’t there but he had to catch the train to go to work where he’s told the owner of the library they burned down was sent to an insane asylum. They’re called to go start a fire and in the midst of he burning, Guy takes a book and hides it in his …show more content…

He comes in and starts to talk to Guy. He explains that with the elimination of books came the elimination of sadness itself. Their exchange seems charged with the tension of Beatty’s knowledge that Montag has the book. Beatty leaves Guy with a warning that if a fireman were to have a book that he could have it for two days at which point it would be burned. After Beatty’s departure, Guy decides to never return to the fire station and tells Mildred about the books he’s been keeping. Mildred tries to burn them, however, Guy’ refuses and begins to read Gulliver’s Travels in order to gain some helpful

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