How Did Clarisse Change Montag's Life

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How did Montag became the person he is at the end of the book? Guy Montag, the main character of “Fahrenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury was a fireman and he burned books for a living. He always thought that what he did was right, but what if it was not though? He soon began to realize that what he was doing was wrong and found a better way. Montag only found his way because, of the people he encountered and by questioning his current lifestyle. Some of the people who helped him were Clarisse, the Old Woman, Faber and Beatty. How did those characters specifically affect his life and who he is now? Would he be the person in the ending if he did not meet all of the characters? This essay is about how these specific characters changed Montag and how he would not be the person he is today without them. Who was Clarisse and how did she affect Montag’s life? Clarisse is a 17 year old girl who lives with her uncle and live next door to Montag. She accidentally meets Montag in his daily route during the beginning of the story.…show more content…
Beatty is the captain of the firemen in the town and enjoys burning people’s houses because, they own books. He helped Montag become a fireman and almost gave him a promotion at the beginning of the book. When he met Clarisse, he began to question his daily life and what Beatty had taught him. One night he realized what he and the firemen were doing was not right, like burning a woman and her house. “We’re due back at the House. Besides, these fanatics always try suicide; the pattern’s familiar.” (Radbury 36). A day later, Beatty talked to Montag stating that books are only outlawed because it made other people unhappy. “Not everyone born free and equal, as the Constitution says, but everyone made equal. Each man the image of every other; then all are happy, for there is no mountains to make them cower, to judge themselves against!” (Radbury 55-56). This Proves that Beatty made Montag realize what he was doing was
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