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.
Fahrenheit 451 - Character Development Ray Bradbury’s entire book, “Fahrenheit 451” is about a man whose only passion in life was to do his job, burn books. Then, by meeting a strange girl one day, Clarisse, his entire perspective was changed. He was a man who captured people that broke the law to later breaking the law himself. In the beginning of the story Bradbury uses a collection of words to show that Montag loved his job.
Imagine living in a society with barely any emotion or knowledge. In my opinion that wouldn’t be a very good or interesting life. In the book Fahrenheit 451 that is how their society is. There is hardly any schooling and there are no books. There are very strict rules that make everyone depressed.
(AGG) In the course of Fahrenheit 451, we can clearly see that the society Montag is living in very faulty. (BS-1) Montag believes that his own society is working fine. However this is because he is unaware of critical things in a human society.(BS-2)
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?”
(MIP-2) From certain experiences, Montag comes to realize that he’s not actually happy with his life because he discovers that it lacks genuine, valuable, or humane relationships, eventually driving him to find the truth about his society by making him think about and question it. (SIP-A) Montag realizes from his experiences with Clarisse that his relationships in his life lack genuity, value, or humanity. (STEWE-1)
Fahrenheit 451 is a novel written by Ray Bradbury. It is considered to be dystopian fiction which is used to display different social structures throughout the book. Published in 1953, this story takes place in a futuristic city in the United States of America. Books are illegal to own and anyone in possession of them will have to get them burnt. That is the job a the firefighters.
Montag changes in F451 Have you ever had fun and never had to work? In F451 the members of the dystopias do this all day. They are so addicted to entertainment, they barely have to think. Montag, the protagonist of Fahrenheit 451, changed due to conflicts with himself and others of this , and leads him to question the society and how technologically advanced is turning us into mindless robots with no thought or feelings.
(AGG) Many lives are being taken in the society, the murderer is technology. (BS-1) Too many people are using technology in the society which is the cause of all the problems they're having. (BS-2) Technology can take away many crucial human traits that you need to function. (BS-3) Using very little to no technology can change the way you look at things, and may have some big impacts on you and your society.
Jonathan Gonzalez Mrs. Mallafre English 10 honors 31 September 2017 Clarisse In Fahrenheit 451 Clarisse is a very important important character in this novel. Clarisse was a very influential person to many characters from the first page of the novel till even after her death. Clarisse was not your typical individual in this very dull and dystopian society.
Is there a pleasure to burn? Guy Montag has lived a quiet life as a fireman, burning books alongside the rest of the fire squad, and has always found his work to be pleasurable (Bradbury 3). Montag takes pride in his work, and finds it empowering, saying, “his hands were the hands of some amazing conductor playing all the symphonies of blazing and burning;” (Bradbury 3). A chance meeting a young girl named Clarisse, and the actions of a martyr willing to die for her books, light a spark in Montag that definitely wasn’t there before. Montag tells Clarisse that he has been a fireman for ten years, and never put much thought into his job.
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.