Guy Montag Characteristics

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In Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, Guy Montag portrays a firefighter whose life begins to change in the dystopian world when he meets a strange girl named Clarisse McClellan who is different than most people. “Strange. I heard once that a long time ago houses used to burn by accident and they needed firemen to stop the flame”(8). As Montag begins to know McClellan more, he also becomes more curious, which lands him in serious trouble in the 24th century dystopian world. Although Montag has a good job with a loving wife and a nice house, he is not pleased with his life, there is no meaning or purpose to life, which makes him important to the story. Montag wonders if his happiness lies in the books. Characteristics that Montag has are very similar to ours, he is curious and is very ambitious. Curiosity is a strong characteristic that Montag has. He…show more content…
There’s dew on the grass in the morning”(2) , Montag could not remember if there was dew on the grass in the morning. This began his curiosity and it gradually increased as his life progressed and he viewed more traumatic experiences. Montag still heads to work because Captain Beatty, the Firefighter Chief, will become suspicious. One day, the firefighters get a alarm, it’s like a call, that a lady has books in her house. When they arrive, she refuses to leave her house, they prepare to burn the books along with the house. This time it was different because the lady burned herself along with the books. Montag was traumatized from the incident. "You weren't there, you didn't see...There must be something in books, things we can't imagine, to make a woman stay in a burning house; there must be something there. You don't stay for nothing"(51). After this traumatic experience, it lead to him wanting to find out what is so important about books. This is where his ambitious characteristic begins to set on him. His goal was to find out why books are important and what meaning do they
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