Fahrenheit 451 Part 1 Summary

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The novel opens with Guy Montag, a “fireman” in a futuristic society where he and his coworkers start fires rather than put them out. Books are banned and burned upon discovery, and Montag has no qualms about his responsibility. But then he meets Clarisse McClellan, a seventeen-year-old Bohemian girl who happens to be his neighbor. She’s very chatty, and opens his eyes to the world of nature.

Montag grows increasingly dissatisfied with his life the more he talks with Clarisse. He starts to wonder if perhaps books aren’t so bad after all, and even steals one from a house he burns down. Meanwhile Clarisse disappears, and his boss, Captain Beatty, is growing suspicious. He lectures Montag on the dangers of books and explains the origin of their profession. Far from rejuvenated, Montag feels more rebellious than ever. He spends the afternoon with his wife reading a secret stash of books
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Major settings in this story includes Montag's home, and the firehouse. Montag's home was not described in detail, except for the TV Parlor. The TV Parlor was a room with huge TV screens instead of walls, and you can interact with them. Montag's house is not a place that seems very comfortable. His room is always described as dark and cold. It's not a happy place, and he seems to be very depressed and sad when at his house. The firehouse is described as having a brass pole, and the list of forbidden books posted on the wall. To me the firehouse is kind of a scary place.

The theme of Fahrenheit 451 is literature and writing. Books are banned in thas world. If you’re caught with any books in your possession, the fire department will come and set house on fire, Even though we don’t see too many of them, books are a huge deal in this story. The book is full of debates on the advantages and disadvantages of literature. Books are banned because the government thinks that we don't need them, since we have

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