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The Characters Of Men In Fahrenheit 451, By Ray Bradbury

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Fahrenheit 451 Imagine a world of living in constant fear that you might be caught in possession of a book, where a firefighters primary duty is to burn books and anything or anyone associated to the literature. For the people in Ray Bradbury’s novel, Fahrenheit 451, this was the cruel reality. The main character, Guy Montag, was one of these dreaded firemen, and most people feared him. At first Guy was ruthless, burning books and houses was fun for him, but throughout the book he began to change. With influence from others, Guy changed in many ways. These changes included questioning orders, taking an interest in books, and taking action against the government. In the beginning, Guy Montag was just another fireman; he burned books, houses, and people without questioning why. He was blind to the fact that he was doing something terribly wrong everyday, because he had done it all his life. Guy had never questioned his orders, but when he met a young girl named Clarisse, that all changed. Clarisse was very strange. She wasn’t like other people who would avoid a fireman at all costs. Instead, she talked to Guy about his job and asked him why he burned books, but he could never really answer the question. On page 5, she asked, “Do you ever read any of the books you burn?” (Bradbury). This question confused Guy, why would he read books if it’s against the law? As Guy and Clarisse talked more about the subject, he realized he didn’t know why books were illegal, so he began to
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