Fire Changes In Fahrenheit 451

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Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury, is about a fireman named Guy Montag. In the story firemen burn books, and after one job, Montag starts to realize what he is doing is wrong. When he is caught with a book he is hunted down by his boss, coworkers, and the police and ends up setting with a group of book enthusiasts. Montag’s understanding of fire changes from fire being the destroyer of books and evil to fire being the destroyer of books and knowledge. The first example of Montag’s understanding of fire is when Montag is burning a house of books on the job. Montag is shown to like fire very early in the book. He thought “it was a special pleasure to see things eaten, to see things blackened and changed” (1). He is shown to like his job again when
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