Guy Montag In Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury

489 Words2 Pages

Guy Montag is a fireman who lives in a futuristic city. In this world, the firemen burn all books and literature. Instead of putting out fires, they start them. In this society, books are not appreciated at all. The people just watch television and listen to the radio instead. Then one days, Guy meets a young girl named Clarisse McClellan. She makes him see the emptiness of life within this society. Then a few disturbing events take place. First, his wife, Mildred attempts suicide by swallowing a bottle of sleeping pills. Then, he encounters a woman who has a stash of hidden literature, and decides to be burned alive with all of her literature. After this, He finds out that Clarisse has been killed by a speeding car. Guy’s dissatisfaction …show more content…

Beatty tells him that he understands what he is going through, and explains why books were banned. He gives Guy twenty-four hours to read the books, and see is he can find anything worthwhile within these books. He realizes that he need help understanding what he is reading, and turns to a retired English professor that he had once met, named Faber. He agrees to help him, and together they create a dangerous scheme to overthrow the abandonment of books and literature. The plan was that Faber would ask a printer to start printing books once again, and Guy would put books in the home of firemen, so that no one would trust them, and they would have to stop burning books. To secretly communicate, they used a two way earpiece, so that they could hear whatever the other person hears and also talk to each other. At the fire station, an alarm sounds, so they go to answer it, when the see that is coming from Guys house. Guy sees Mildred leaving, and realizes that she has betrayed him. Guy is then forced to burn his own house, but he then uses the flamethrower to burn Beatty, and knocks out the rest of the firemen. A mechanical hound is now chasing after Guy, but he escapes with some of his books. He places them in the house of another fireman, and calls in an

Open Document