Fahrenheit 451 How Montag Changes

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“He turned the corner. The autumn leaves blew over the moonlit pavement in such a way as to make a girl who was moving there seem fixed to a sliding walk letting the motion of the wind and leaves carry her forward” (Bradbury 5). The firefighter, Guy Montag is a normal guy like everyone else until one person changed everything and her name is Clarisse McClellan. “I’m seventeen and crazy” (Bradbury 7). She realizes something that Montag doesn’t soon that crazy does not sound so crazy after all. She asked the questions that have never been asked before she has seen what no one has seen before. In Ray Bradbury story Fahrenheit 451 Clarisse McClellan changed the actions of Montag the theme and the main character, Montag. Clarisse changed the …show more content…

Montag’s actions changed drastically before he was a hardworking fireman that had one job to burn Clarisse made him think and wonder if there was something more. Then his adventure begins, he starts looking for answerers. “do you ever read any of the books you burn” he just laughs and said, “that’s against the law” (Bradbury 8). He soon finds an old English professor that is willing to help him. He has many books hiding at his house. He would not trust Montag at first, he thought he what going to burn his books and jail him. Faber soon realized that Montag was doing something for the good and was trying to save the books. “are you happy” she said, “am I what” he cried “happy! Of all the nonsense” he stopped and just laughed (Bradbury 10). Even though he is a fireman and no one agrees with him he still stands up for what he thinks is right. Clarisse made Montag wonder and think she made him question everything that he was ever taught about books being bad and that’s when he took a stand. Montag actions changed throughout the whole book not just with Clarisse. She may have helped the change but it was not just her. He is not what he used to be. He used to be a husband and a fireman to what he ended as a criminal and a dangerous person running from the police. A voice cried “there’s Montag! The search is done” (Bradbury 149). Until everything changed she died. “tell me now what is it?” “I think she is gone” “Gone” the whole

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