Fahrenheit 451 Structure

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This story follows Guy Montag a fireman. One day on his way home from work he meets a girl. That girl completely changed the way he thought about things. He decides to begin reading the books that he had stolen in the past after witnessing a woman burn herself along with all of her books. Before he began reading he is visited by his boss, Beatty, who tells him that this sort of thing happens to every fireman eventually. Beatty leaves and Montag begins to read. As he is reading he begins to realize that he is going to need help to understand what the books are saying. He then goes and visits an old English professor in hopes that he will help him to understand. He talks with Faber for a while and Faber eventually agrees to help him. After talking to Faber Montag goes home to get a book to bring to his boss. Before leaving, he hides the all of the books he has in his garden. He arrives at work and a little while later there is an alarm called in, it is treated just like every other alarm until they arrive at the house. The house that they arrived at was Montag’s. Beatty forces Montag to burn down his own house. After he burns down his house he kills Beatty and possibly the other firemen. He gathers all of the books that he can find and runs away. He runs to Faber’s house, and he helped Montag escape.

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The novel begins with Guy Montag, who seems like the typical fireman of the time. Later we find out that he hid an entire library of books inside of his house. “Old Montag wanted to fly near the sun and now that he’s burnt his damn wings, he wonders why. Didn’t I hint enough when I sent the Hound around your place? (123)” The only other person who knows about this is his wife, she later calls this in. He was able to hide all of this long enough to build up an entire library, but it still caught up with him in the

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