How Guy Montag Changes In Fahrenheit 451

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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. Throughout the first third of the novel Guy’s relationship with Clarisse was that she was be annoying and disrespectful to Guy. In the beginning of the novel Guy Montag gets off of work. While he is walking home. He turns the corner of the building and meets face to face with a girl named Clarisse. Clarisse notices his tattoo and starts asking him questions about his job.…show more content…
Guy Montag was fireman and his job was to destroy books. That’s why he states this, “It was a pleasure to burn” (Bradbury 3). This quote explains that he likes burning books; and he has been burning books for 20 years, and his Dad and Grandpa were also fireman. So it’s tradition to be a fireman. However Guy’s attitude changes when a woman burns herself to death because she loved her books. Guy’s firemens group receives a call from a person that is turning their neighbor in for having books. When the firemen arrive the house is on fire already because she lit her house on fire to make sure she does it herself. Then Guy thought, “A man had to think them up. A man had to take a long time to put them down on paper. And I never thought that before.” This quote explains that he realized there is something more in books than letters. So he tried to read some books he stole.
Guy Montag changes throughout the beginning of the novel in many ways. An example is his relationship with Clarisse is that he connected with her when he starts to change. Another change is his feelings towards books.
Originally his relationships and feelings towards books made him unhappy. His unhappiness with

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