Who Is Montag In Fahrenheit 451

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Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury was about a firefighter named Guy Montag. In this society, firemen start fires instead of putting them out. Books in this society are illegal and you aren’t allowed to read and if you were to get caught reading the book, it would be set on fire. People watched lots of television as big as the wall, called parlors. They also listen to the radio attached to their ears. Montag meets this girl while walking to work named Clarisse. Clarisse was a girl that had different thoughts and feelings then the normal society. She asked Montag about his work and what made him become a fireman. One question that really got him to think was Are you happy. Montag believed that Clarisse was strange and odd. She wasn’t like the …show more content…

She is an outsider and that starts to make her happy because she doesn’t want to be like everyone else. As Clarisse and Montag grow into a relationship, Montag soon realizes hes not in love with Mildred. Clarisse to me really changes Montag into a person he never dreamed of being. Later on, a sudden car accident involving Clarisse changes everything and Montag soon feels lost. “Do you think I'm anti-social?” 32(Book) The relationship between Montag and Mildred isn’t a good relationship in todays world. Montag knows that his wife loves to watch television. He reflects back on Clarisse and he decides to open up and tell Mildred about his books he has been storing. A very important question pops up about when and how they ever met, but there was no answer. Montag sees that he doesn’t exactly love her anymore. Montag starts to have unhappy feelings and it’s upsetting because he wants to love Mildred, but he cannot bring himself to. He tries to gain a connection back with Mildred by reading books to her which would possibly lead to him some how loving her again. “If you hide your ignorance, no one will hit you and you'll never learn.”

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