preview

Summary Of Guy Montag A Hero In Fahrenheit 451

Decent Essays
In Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury put the setting in a dystopian future. Guy Montag is a fireman. In this world. firemen are not normal., they burn books to protect the people from thinking. “If you don't want a man unhappy politically, don't give him two sides to a question to worry him; give him one. Better yet, give him none.” (Bradbury 61) Thinking and acting lead to disaster. Which is what Guy Montag is. A disaster, in the eyes of others. In the beginning Guy Montag was a simple man. He was the stereotypical fireman that grinned his crazy grin. “ Montag grinned the fierce grin of all men singed and driven back by flame.” (Bradbury 4) Montag was normal, until he met Clarisse McClellan. Everyone avoided her because they know she was a threat with all her knowledge she had. When they met , Clarisse opened up Montag's world. He started seeing what was in front of him, and in front of him where books. Being a fireman, he came to a house that a woman had stored all her books. The lady who'd rather die than not have her books made Montag think.Guy Montag was so curious to of why she was willing to die over books. Montag began to think more, and began being the odd one out in society. Montag begins as a fireman with his wife Mildred. He and Mildred are just like everybody else. Mildred always watched tv, and their tv room was called a parlor. Tvs to people were family to them. Once you get the fourth wall to the parlor you get blocked out from the rest of the world.
Get Access