FAHRENHEIT 451 BY RAY BRADBURY
Important People in Montag’s Life
Ms Irina Abramov
November 9, 2012
“There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them” -Ray Bradbury. In the past there were events that affected book writers. People will get together to burn books because they thought it was inappropriate or they were against their literature. Montag is a fireman in a futuristic society who would start fires instead of put them out. After he meets Clarisse a young girl different from all teenagers in that society Montag will find himself doing things he never did before. In Fahrenheit 451 Montag will have a huge change in his life that will make him different from other people. There were people who contributed to that change, people who Montag would never thought of meeting or people he had already knew. Clarisse had Montag analyzing his happiness and questioning himself which caused him to do things he never done before. When Montag and Clarisse were walking Clarisse asked him if he was happy with the life he was living. “Of course I’m happy. What does she think? I’m not?”. Montag seems really bothered by the question Clarisse asked him. Montag is positive about his happiness, he knows he’s happy with the life he’s living He knows he’s “happy” but by someone else asking him that kind of question it doesn’t seem like he is. “He wore his happiness like a mask and the girl had run across the lawn with the mask and there was no way of going to knock on her door and ask for it”. Once Clarisse asked him about his happiness he started thinking about it and he knew he wasn’t happy at all. He thinks that Clarisse opened his eyes about it. Montag also feels like Clarisse was the one who took his happiness by asking him that question. Mildred proved to Montag he wasn’t really by the way she acts towards him. She was the one who woke him up and made him do something so he could...
Cited: Bradbury, Ray. Fahrenheit 451. Simon and Shuster paperbacks; New York, 2012
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