Who Is Guy Montag A Hero In Fahrenheit 451

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A society hooked on TV and police brutality hinders individual’s independent thinking. In a novel Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury writes about a futuristic dystopian society that burn books about history and knowledge. In this society, technology has replaced socialization. Ray Bradbury is trying to show the non-reading society and how people are depending on technology more and more to fulfill human needs. No use of books with the overuse of technology can create numbness to the outside world. Guy Montag is a firefighter who burns books because it is what is expected from him, not because he knows that books are dangerous. Guy Montag throughout the book has a major change as a character, and tries to save civilization. Montag might be considered a heroic figure. A hero is a person who makes the right decisions and does …show more content…

When Guy met Clarisse, it was only the start of Montags change. Her curiosity and questioning was so unique that she struck Montag. He has never met someone who asks “why” instead of “how,” who knows that there is dew on the grass in the morning, or who takes walks for pleasure and relaxation. When Clarisse asks Montag if he is in love, he really begins to feel uncomfortable because his immediate answer should have been yes since he is married. He still had to question his answer before he could reply. In his mind, since Clarisse was so different from normal people, he relates to her death to his own burning of books. Just her as human was so unique, each book is the unique product of a creative process, the people who wrote the books live through them after their deaths. Clarisse didn't write a book, and her life was so meaningless to others that Montag's wife simply forgot to mention it. Montag realizes that Clarisse will live only through his

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