Guy Montag's Characterization In Farheit 451

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The characterization in this novel gives many examples of the people in the society and how they interact with the media. Guy Montag, the protagonist of this novel, begins as a firefighter following the government 's instructions to burn books in order to limit individuality. He believes what he is doing is right and never goes ahead to question the morality and the ethics of his society. However after an interaction with Clarisse McClellan, it opens his mind to the world around him and makes him curious. He begins to feel divided between the views that the society has and the ones he begins to develop for himself. This is seen on page 24 when the author writes, “He felt his body divide itself into a hotness and a coldness, a softness and a

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