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Theme Of Montag In Fahrenheit 451

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Montag’s Inspiration
Montag starts off as a trigger happy fireman. He is content with his life and job, he enjoys burning thing to a burnt crisp; “it was a pleasure to burn.” (1). But Montag does not stay that way. Fahrenheit 451 lets you have a front row seat of Montag’s journey from a mindless fireman to a rebel. He transforms into a knowledgeable martyr, fighting for what he believes in. Before the change, he was an insecure, quiet man, what changed him? Montag encounters many influential factors in the novel. But there were three that stood out. Clarisse, Faber, and books, all motivated Montag to steal and gain knowledge. Montag couldn’t have transformed into the person he became without them.
Clarisse is a very mysterious character. Although she comes and goes quickly from Montag’s life, she leaves a great impact on him. Clarisse is a young girl, but has
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Before she came along he viewed his life as normal. “It’s fine work. Monday burn Millay, Wednesday Whitman, Friday Faulkner, burn ‘em to ashes, then burn the ashes.” (6) Clarisse points out the abnormalities in their society. She mentions that the firemen running their world want everyone to be ignorant. “That’s not social to me at all. It’s a lot of funnels and a lot of water poured down the spout and out the bottom, and them telling us it's wine when it’s not.”(27) Even though she is just seventeen, she is able to see past the façade of their society and know that something is wrong.
Montag looks at the world differently after Clarisse opens Montag’s mind to new ideas. He starts to view his wife, Mildred differently. “You acted funny last night.” (46). He notices that everyone was living for nothing, and all that mattered in their lives are their T.V family, or winning a card game. Montag used to be like that, but Clarisse broke through the dam in his mind and the knowledge rushed
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