Montag's Big Change In Fahrenheit 451

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Montag’s Big Change : Fahrenheit 451 Some may say time changes things, but in reality a person has to change things themselves. In the novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, the main character Guy Montag, a fireman who lives in a futuristic society that does no put out fires but starts them realizes that he is actually interested in the one thing he burns. Being a fireman for this community Guy is to burn all books he comes into contact with making it harder for him to find the answers he seeks. Throughout this book Guy shows a change of heart towards the books and their value in this society. This change makes him aware of what is wrong with this society and wanting to read books rather than being like rest of the society by watching and…show more content…
She had a different out look on life; she was more likely to ask why something was done rather than how something was done aside from everyone else in the environment. It’s obvious she was a major contribution to Montag’s identity crisis after their first conversation. Before departing Clarisse says “Are you happy? ‘Am I what? He cried.’ But she was gone running into the moonlight. Her front door shut gently. ‘Happy! Of all the nonsense’”(Bradbury 7). When being asked if he was happy, Montag’s seemed to search for the answer to that question throughout the whole book. Montag’s conversations with Clarisse gave him a different outlook on society. She was a young girl but made a big impact on Montag to the point were he was questioning his state of happiness. Bradbury says “He wore his happiness like a mask and the girl had run off across the lawn with the mask and there was no way of going to knock on her door and ask for it back”(Bradbury 9). This line from the book is when Montag notices that Clarisse has seen through the act that he is putting on and by her seeing through his fake happiness, he seeks to find true…show more content…
Feeling unhappy and not understanding the reason why seems to be a main focus in this story. Discovering that he was unhappy was influenced by Clarisse his next door neighbor, Mrs. Blake the elder women that burned in the fire and Faber the ex-English teacher. Throughout the book these three characters gave Guy Montag a different understanding of life. At the end of the book Montag had seem to find the happiness he’d been looking for, he felt reborn, like a

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