Guy Montag's Transformation In Fahrenheit 451

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In the famous novel Fahrenheit 451 the main character ,Guy Montag, undergoes a dramatic transformation from the first page all the way to the end. He turns from a thoughtless, hollow, futile nobody into a wise and understanding man who ends up fighting the very laws he enforced. In the beginning he considered himself to be a loyal and devoted to his job as a fireman whom in this futuristic society instead of putting out fires they burned and destroyed books and the buildings in which they were hidden from the authorities. He had been doing so for now ten years and thought nothing of it as if there was nothing wrong and it was meant to be done. That was until he met a seventeen-year-old girl who showed him how to be different and helped him open his mind to greater things in life. Montag is a normal fireman living in this society until he changes his mentality because of major events in the story, his personal experiences, and several influential characters. In the beginning of the story Montag is completely at peace with his life, his job, lifestyle and his identity. “It was the pleasure of seeing things eaten, to see things blackened and changed”(1pg.).…show more content…
“They read the whole afternoon though, while the cold November rain fell from the sky upon the quiet house”(71pg). This shows how important montag feels reading is and wants to share it with his wife mildred. Another very important experience for Montag was when while walking in the park he met an old man named Faber. He was an old retired english professor who like Montag shares the same views of the world and reading. All montag wants from then on is to learn about life and books and others. He has realized that people do not listen anymore and wants to be heard and acknowledged.”Nobody listens anymore. I can't talk to the walls because they are yelling at me. I can't talk to my wife;she listens to the
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