Montag's Loyalty In Fahrenheit 451

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The main character in Fahrenheit 451, Montag, is not responsible for his inability to have deep feelings. After reflecting on his first conversation with Clarisse, Montag has a tough time realizing that “he [wears] his happiness like a mask” around his friends and family. Montag has even fooled himself into thinking that he is happy and it is challenging for him to discover what he really feels. The government has made him this way because in their society everyone needs to be happy so to him it is an expectation to feel this way. When Mildred explains her relationship with Montag “ he [feels]like he [wants] to cry” however, nothing happens. Montag is getting the picture that his love between Mildred and him is transparent but he lets it
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