Guy Montag As A Dynamic Character In Fahrenheit 451

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Guy Montag as a Dynamic, Three Dimensional Character

“Are you happy?” (Bradbury 10). This quotes is taken from the science fiction novel Fahrenheit 451, which is written by Ray Bradbury. It encompasses the struggle that society faces as characters such as Montag -the confused fireman,- Clarisse -the only person who appears to be alive;- and Faber -the owner of knowledge unused,- share their thoughts and feelings about how to find true meaning in life. Throughout the novel, Guy Montag appears as a dynamic, three dimensional character, because he illustrates the changes that come about through acquiring knowledge; he undergoes dramatic internal changes while presenting himself as a relatable human who struggles against his own flaws.

Guy Montag proves to be a dynamic character in Fahrenheit 451 because of the momentous changes he makes in his life. An example of can be found in how his opinion about burning books changes throughout the text; at the beginning he believed that “it was a pleasure to burn...to see things eaten, to see things blackened and changed.” (Bradbury 3) Whereas water has the ability to flush out undesirable traits, fire has the innate gift of destroying negative objects or ideas completely. To be able to control a substance of that nature-one that is non living yet so alive while purifying all in it's path- brought Montag great pleasure because it gave him the ability to exercise
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So he began a pursuit of knowledge; making enormous changes internally; while showing his personal imperfections externally. Without a doubt, Montag proved to be a dynamic, three dimensional character. To be sure, learning about the world's complexities adds meaning to one's life and makes it so that true happiness can
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