Many people have different views on life. Some views are good and some are bad. In the Novel Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury shows the readers that Guy Montag’s views on life are changed by the way others also view the world around him, which helps him figure out who he is. Many people that Guy Montag meets throughout the story change his old views on life. Clarisse McClellan teaches Guy Montag many new ways to look at life, and taking a step back to take in his surroundings and not to be so closed minded is one of the lessons she taught him.
Clarisse McClellan is one of the few people in Fahrenheit 451 that is not brainwashed by the media. Clarisse enjoys nature and the outdoors, she doesn’t just sit inside all day and watch television. One day while Clarisse and Guy are outside it starts to rain, she tilts her head back and tastes the water droplets. At first Guy thinks that drinking rain is stupid and he refuses to do it, but once Clarisse leaves him he “[tilts] his head back in the rain, for just a few moments, and [opens] his mouth”(21). When Guy opens his mouth to taste the rain he realizes that there is more to life than just going to work then coming home and watching television. Once Guy tastes the rain he figures out the beauty of nature and all it has to offer. Clarisse changes Guy Montag’s view of nature from him not noticing it at all to finding the little details in the outdoors like rain.
Once Guy Montag starts to read books, that he took from the houses he burned, he goes to Faber for help on getting more books. At first Faber doesn’t trust Guy Montag, but once he sees that Guy is carrying a book he starts to trust him. Guy explains to Faber that something is missing in his life and he wants to be happy.
Guy Montag thinks that books can help fix that. Faber doesn’t think that Guy fully appreciates books so he...