Montag’s first sacrifice was his innocence, his not knowing about the flaws and lies in society Montag’s journey starts when he meets Clarisse, he thinks he is just walking with a normal girl. Then she ask him the question that changed his life “Is it true that long ago firemen put fires out instead of going to start them …show more content…
Montag says”Since I was 20,10 years ago(Bradbury,5).” Montag joined the force when he partially just became an adult it was his dream job it was his families job. But he sacrificed his job for the one thing society hates the most books that shows how powerful knowledge is.” It was a pleasure to burn. It was a special pleasure to see things eaten, to see things blacken and change(Bradbury,1). Montag was once so passionate about his job he was the model firemen he was doing every thing he was supposed to and he was corrupted. ”You want to give up
everything? After all these years of working because, one night, some woman and her books-(Bradbury,48). By reading this quote you can tell how attached Montag is attached to books to give up all those years of work for paper and knowledge. This shows even the highest in society can fall.
This essay shows how Guy Montag’s curiosity and sacrifice grew this story and made it what it is. It showed that people that know just enough can really hurt a government. This book might seem like it is impossible or a little farfetched but it has happened and is currently happening in North Korea where it is a crime punishable by death if you read or know to much. So if you were in this situation would you take the risk and face the