Montag's Happiness In Fahrenheit 451

519 Words3 Pages
Happiness can easily be taken away when one's mind begins to wander off. Mind-wandering compels an individual into a state of unhappiness. Guy Montag, in Fahrenheit 451, is unhappy due to the condition of his married and social life. There are several factors which are affecting Montag’s happiness. Montag’s job in this novel is that of a fireman. He is given the task of burning books. This act is done in the hopes of calming the masses by eliminating material that may drive them to express themselves in a negative manner. At the beginning of the novel, Montag does not mind his job; he just does what he is told without question. However, when he first meets Clarisse his mind starts wandering off and he begins to lose focus in his daily activities.
Open Document