Beltran 1 Marcos Beltran
10 October 2014
Montag’s Personality Struggles 1A. When Montag interacts with Beatty, he becomes a good fireman with a carefully hidden secret.”’ Why? You got a guilty conscience or something?” Montag glanced up swiftly,” (25) (Ray Bradbury). Montag becomes more guarded, but also more friendly, to help hide his secret.1B. When Montag interacts with Mildred, he becomes the confused and concerned husband. “’ We’ve got to start somewhere here, figuring out why we’re in such a mess,”’ (63). Montag loves Mildred and wants them to find a way to help improve their marriage. 1C. When Montag interacts with Clarisse, he becomes more thoughtful about the things that happen around him, and also curious. “As he walked, he tilted his head back in the rain, for just a few moments, and opened his mouth,” (21). Montag starts to pay attention to the world around him and notice things that he had not noticed, or ignored, before. 2. Montag has various sides that are present at different times. For example, the fireman Montag, who enjoys his job of burning books. “It was a pleasure to burn. It was a special pleasure to see things eaten, to see things blackened and changed,” (1). Then there is the open minded Montag who talks with Clarisse. “And then, very slowly, as he walked, he tilted his head back in the rain, for just a few moments, and opened his mouth,” (21). Finally there is the paranoid Montag, whose guilty conscience makes him think that someone is knows his secret and is out to get him. “‘You haven’t any enemies here Guy.” “None that I know of,”’(24). 3A. Although the world can be easily seen and identified, people rarely know what it is that they are looking at. “’ We have everything we need to be happy, but we aren’t happy. Something’s...
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