How Does Montag Change In Fahrenheit 451

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Fahrenheit 451 In Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury has his main character Guy Montag do many changes throughout the novel. He changes from hating books to liking them. Montag changes in many ways; he changes from an unemotional or dependable character, and unaware of the activities in his surroundings, to a character aware of everything and engrossed in the new world he that has come in to a new view. There are many events that happen in Montag’s society that impact his change in character. The major reason that Montag changed is because of the people he has in his life. The people that caused him to change are his wife Mildred, his new next-door neighbor Mildred and his boss, also known as the chief of police, Beatty. The first major character that influenced Montag is his next-door neighbor Clarisse. She is classified as an odd person in their society, but despite the fact she is very friendly. She is a…show more content…
He is the chief at the firehouse and he knows a lot of information. When Beatty learns about Montag having a book, which is when the rising action really begins. Beatty is not trying to be an influence. He always pushes Montag to his limits and Montag always seems to get against whatever Beatty says. Beatty has a talk with Montag saying that books are not good and that nothing is good about them. “At least one fireman gets an itch. What do the books say, he wonders. Oh, to scratch that itch, eh? Well Montag take my word for it, [he has] had to read a few in my time, to know what [fireman] was about, and the books say nothing...[he] come[s] away lost,” (Bradbury 66). Beatty tries to keep Montag from reading books, but all that causes is for Montag to go a different direction that Beatty wants. Beatty helps Montag change into a better person without even trying and noticing. In many ways this is good that Beatty is trying to push Montag away from books because it just makes Montag rebel against
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