Examples Of Society In Fahrenheit 451

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A society in where knowledge, open minds and feelings aren’t a big part of people’s life is the society in which Montag lives in the novel Fahrenheit 451. The novel Fahrenheit 451, which was written by Ray Bradbury, was published on October 1953. The main characters in the story are Guy and Mildred Montag, Clarisse McClellan, and Captain Beatty. In the futuristic society, where books are forbidden, Guy Montag is a fireman. The job of a fireman in a society is to burn all books. Montag, the main character, meets a girl named Clarisse and that changes his mindset and makes him do things that others in the society don’t accept. In Fahrenheit 451, Clarisse shows Montag how unhappy he really is, and causes him to change for the better. Clarisse…show more content…
But because he’s now met Clarisse, he now sees everything differently. He starts doubting things around him as if everything isn’t the way it’s supposed to be. An example of this is when Montag contradicts Captain Beatty by saying “He wasn’t insane” (Brandbury 31). Montag asked Beatty what had happened to the man after his house was burned down, and Beatty answered with saying that he was crazy, so he was sent to a asylum. Before, Montag would’ve just done his job with no questions asked. He realized he had been thinking more like Clarisse and more for himself. Montag no longer thinks like everyone else, and he now questions everything because he sees everything from a different perspective…show more content…
Another thing she does is change his view on society and makes him motivated to change. Montag realizes that he doesn’t want to be like the rest of the people in the society and that he already isn’t like them. Because of that mindset, is that he starts thinking for himself and starts breaking rules. Bradbury stated, “Montag had done nothing. His hand had done it all, his hand, with a brain of its own...Look here! Innocent! Look!” (Bradbury 35). Showing us that with this Montag had the book in his hand for a reason. He had the chance to put the book that fell on his hand down, but he didn’t. Clarisse is the reason he held on to the book instead because he’s now mentally changed and wants to know
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