Essay On The Relationship Between Clarisse And Montag

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Although Montag takes many steps to change. His relationships, the obvious strive for knowledge and his curiosity will eventually change him and the world. On the first page, Montag says that “It was a pleasure to burn.”. (1) This is the first glimpse you get of Montag. He proceeds to talk about how he likes the way the fire burns the books. Montag’s motivation is not to burn books, although it did seem that way in the beginning. Montag's ultimate motivation for what he does is to find substance in his life. Not only in his marriage and relationships, but in the society that he lives in. The people in Montag’s life have motivated his actions drastically. It doesn't matter the amount of time that those people are in his life. A prime…show more content…
In part two he tells Faber “We have everything we need to be happy, but we aren't happy. Something's missing. I looked around. The only thing I positively knew was gone was the books I’d burned ten or twelve years. So I thought books might help.” (78) This quote shows how he is looking for something in his life that is missing. The quote helps readers understand that Montag's relationship with Mildred has been a motivation, but it isn't the main motivation. his quote also helps us understand that he wants substance. The substance in his life just isn't there. Everything he knew to be true in his life is slowly unraveling. What I mean by this is that thought that he was happy with his life, that most (I say most because Mildred did try and kill herself.) everything was fine. Bringing it back to my thesis, Montag's first step was realizing there was an issue with his relationship and his life. He came to this conclusion with the help of the relationships he had with Clarisse and Mildred.

One of Montag’s important personality traits is how curious he is. Montag’s curiosity plays a major role in his life. Clarisse told Montag that he wasn't like the others. She says “When I said something about the moon, you looked at the moon. The others would never do that.” (21). This quote matters because it shows that he is a curious person. That is weird because the people in his society, don't wonder what
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