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Montag's Character Development In 'Fahrenheit 451'

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Montag’s character development was essential to the plot of the story due to the way he wanted to salvage the books and memories of them. Near the end of the novel, he was willing to kill an old coworker in order to protect himself and the stories his mind retained. Upon escaping the city he was a wanted man in, Montag sought refuge with other rejected members of the broken society, all holding passages of stories safely in their brains. These former professors held on to these stories because they believed that someday they would be wanted again. They could pass them down to their children and to their grandchildren because they still believed that man, “... never gets so discouraged or disgusted that he gives up doing it all over again.”
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