Who Is Montag In Fahrenheit 451

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Fahrenheit 451 is a book written by the critically acclaimed author Ray Bradbury this book showcases the struggle in the dystopian society. Books are forbidden, people do not have individuality, and everyone follows the rules blindly. Despite the influence this society has there is a special individual named Montag that in the beginning, could not think for himself, but soon he will take matters into his own hands to change the way they live. Along with other characters who will help him accomplish his goals and characters that will get in the way of his goals. In Fahrenheit 451 there are messy character relationships, for example the relationship between Montag and Mildred is the epitome of messy relationships. Though their relationship…show more content…
For example, this event takes place after Montag had revealed the book to Mildred that he got from the woman's home. “‘You weren’t there, you didn’t see,” he said. “‘ There must be something in books, things we can’t imagine, to make a woman stay in a burning house; there must be something there. You don’t stay for nothing” (51). This quote shows that Montag is willing to understand why the woman decided to stay in the house. He is also realizing that there must be something important in the books and foreshadows that Montag will change as a person for the better, while Mildred does not care about the books and thinks that the woman deserved to die it also shows that she is a shallow person. The author did this to show a critical moment in which Montag will start making decisions for himself and no longer follow blindly and will stop being a good person that stands by and does nothing. Mildred as the opposite shows that she will always be the same person, someone who is apathetic,simplistic, out of touch with reality, and not inclined to change for the better. This is important for the readers to know seeing as this is a moment that will foreshadow the future showing that a character like Montag stuck following society's restricting rules
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