Who Is Guy Montag In Fahrenheit 451

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The book Fahrenheit 451 written by Ray Bradbury talks about a fireman named Guy Montag. Guy Montag’s occupation is to destroy books because it is illegal to have and read. Guy Montag, and majority of society never thought to question why is was illegal to read books, until he became friends with a girl named Clarisse. Clarisse makes Montag wonder why it is illegal to read books, and he begins to question the existence of life. Guy Montag goes through multiple encounters to influence his look on life and to begin to question many things. Throughout the book it can be seen by meeting Clarisse McClellan, Mildred's overdose and his other conversations with Mildred, the book burning and the stubborn woman. Firstly, Clarisse has become a big impact on Guy Montag life. After meeting Clarisse and having multiple…show more content…
Guy Montag encounters a stubborn woman who knows a lot about the British martyrs. It states in the book Fahrenheit 451, “The old woman's eyes came to a focus upon Beatty. "You know where they are or you wouldn't be here, she said.” This means that Montag angered the woman, and she became upset with what is happening to her books. This proves that by burning the books the woman owned, Montag will soon learn a lesson which will change his life. It states in the novel, “This woman was spoiling the ritual. The men were making too much noise, laughing, joking to cover her terrible accusing silence below. She made the empty rooms roar with accusation and shake down a fine dust of guilt that was sucked in their nostrils as they plunged about. It was neither cricket nor correct. Montag felt an immense irritation. She shouldn't be here, on top of everything!” This means that as the firemen continue to make fun, and burn the books, Montag suddenly feels bad and begins to tell the men the woman shouldn't be here. This proves that book burning and the stubborn woman changed Montag’s look on
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