Guy Montag: A Maturing Teenage Girl Imagine a very dramatic group of teenage girls. Each girl looks to the other for what she should do, who she should talk to, who she should like, and so on. She does not think on her own. Depending on who the girls are around at a particular time affects their attitudes. One of the girls befriends an outsider to the group and begins to see things differently.
In the novel Fahrenheit 451, the main character Guy Montag who believes that television rules and literature are on the brink of extinction. Instead of stopping fire he starts the fire. His job is to destroy the illegal of commodities. When the other characters Mildred attempts suicide while Clarisse suddenly disappears, Montag started to doubt himself and begins to questions himself. He begins to hide books in his house and when people had found out about what he was doing, he decided to run away.
Can books and people change a person’s way of thinking? Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury is about Guy Montag who is a fireman who burns books and houses. Throughout the book he realizes he’s not happy so he has to transform his mindset by using books and people. Guy Montag changes in the story through his increasing problems in his relationship and his perceptions in books.
Guy Montag has a moral dilemma whether to rebel against the government or comply with the law. The law has illegalized books, whether it is owning or reading them. Montag’s responsibilities of being a firefighter ironically is to ignite fires rather than put them out. Guy Montag lives in a very uniform society where everyone acts the same, dresses the same, and even thinks the same. Therefore, it is uncanny to be different and unique.
In stories, a character can be influenced by many things. In Bradbury’s, Fahrenheit 451, Montag meets new people, and finds out new things about people whom he already knows. Along the way, the people he interacts with influences his choices and actions; including Clarisse, Mildred, and Faber. Frequently, Clarisse influences Montag’s choices and actions. In the beginning of the book, she influences Montag by making him realize that he is not happy with his life, by asking him the simple question, “Are you happy?”
Is ignorance bliss, or do knowledge and learning provide true happiness? The book Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury depicts a dystopian society, the main character in the novel Guy Montag is a fireman, in his society books have been banned by the government in fear of independent-thinking by their citizen. Montag starts to question the government and whether the government 's motives behind books are just. In the story Fahrenheit 451 the main character, Montag is constantly questioning his decisions, ideas, and what is wrong and what is right. In Fahrenheit 451 Montag 's encounters, the parlor walls, books, and people whom he meets reveal the idea that knowledge leads to happiness and that, with ignorance, you only wear a mask of happiness.
“Its heartbreaking to see so many people trapped in a web of enforced idleness, deep debt, and gnawing self-doubt” (William J. Clinton). Propaganda forces people to remain in an unfulfilling life that does not value the importance of knowledge. In Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury, Montag is a fireman who never finishes his journey home to happiness. Montag runs from conflicts instead of facing them, but he is still a hero. Montag is happy with his life but soon feels different about himself and the dystopian society he lives in, which does not provide him the knowledge he seeks.
The creator of a piece of literature is at hands to display an array of themes and allegories. Yet, many texts that have been renowned for excellence have also been censored and banned because of these themes and allegories. History has not been kind to the controversial words written by authors. So, should books only express hopeful and positive narratives? The evident answer is no.
Ray Bradbury, one of the most prolific science-fiction authors of the 20th century, wrote of the complexities of the human condition in his novel Fahrenheit 451. Montag, the protagonist, is a dutiful servant of his society, and is perfectly content with his life. He lives with his wife, Mildred, and they are well off and their lives appear to be fulfilled and untroubled. After a chance encounter with a curious girl named Clarisse, Montag’s perception of aspects of his world, specifically his happiness and the happiness of the people around him, changes considerably, and his life is forever transformed. Through a journey of questioning, analysis of his society, and contemplation, Montag’s idea of happiness develops throughout the novel until he reaches a state of understanding.
In the world of Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, society as a whole is an uneducated mess. For nearly all of the novel, leading character Guy Montag had been just another man among the uneducated masses, consequently, he is oblivious to the emptiness and the unimportance of his existence. Montag slowly realizes how intensely his society’s lack of education halts their ability to thrive together. Because most of the people in his society are ignorant, not moronic, there remains a chance for them in the future, as long as the right person comes along to guide them. Throughout the novel, in his connections with the few others who recognize the issues with their world, Montag’s growth as a character, growth of knowledge, and the growth of awareness of himself and others shows that even someone with the utmost ignorance can achieve an education, and learn to think rationally.
Ralph Waldo Emerson once said “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” Some people choose to believe in fate while others choose to believe in free will. Fate is a power that is believed to control what happens in the future. Free will is the ability to choose the decisions in your life to be whatever you want them to be. One cannot live their life depending on luck or chance which is why free will depicts our future.