Fahrenheit 451 Character Analysis

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William Ellery Channing once said “The great hope of society is individual character.” The novel Fahrenheit 451 is a dystopian society written by Ray Bradbury. The protagonist Guy Montag, is a fireman who rebels against the government that didn't want people to think. With all the conflict throughout the society, Guy Montag changed from an inexpressive and unimaginative man, to a very emotional person who began basing his actions off of his feelings. Montag went from someone who was simple minded who didn't really think of anything. To a man who began to make deeper thoughts and second guess himself, his marriage, and his job. In the beginning of the book Montag starts out by loving his job as a fireman,“It was a special pleasure to see things eaten, to see things blackened and changed.”(Page 1) He loved watching books and houses burn. He even wanted to roast a marshmallow in the fire and he always had a smile stuck to his face when thinking about the kerosene and the fire he made. Soon though this all changes when he met Clarisse, a 17 year old girl who was different than everyone else. She changed the way he thought about everything. In one of their first conversations she said, “You laugh when I haven't been funny and you answer right off. You never stop to think what I've asked you.”(page 6)This is the exact moment where Montag actually began to question everything he knew. After that encounter Montag was called for a job where an older woman decided that

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