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Guy Montag In Farenheit 451 Essay

784 words - 4 pages

As the main character of Fahrenheit 451, Guy Montag is obviously an important character. Although his physical characteristics are not described in detail, his emotional, social, and intellectual characteristics are well-defined. Throughout the story, Guy Montag undergoes many hardships, which shapes a completely new personality. By the end of the story, he has a new point of view that allows him to think and feel differently.
At the beginning of the story, Montag is emotionally stable. It is evident that he is happy with his job when he says, “Kerosene is nothing but perfume to me.” He describes their routine as “Well, it's a job just like any other. Good work with lots of variety. ...view middle of the document...

” He cannot even remember where he met her, nor can she. Near the end of the story, when the city is being bombed, he finally remembers where he met her: Chicago. He also is sad that she died, even though he did not truly love her. Later on, Montag makes some enemies. It starts when he reads some poetry to Mildred’s two guests. They then report him, and Beatty takes Montag to his house to burn it. Montag then leaves to the only other person he knows, Faber.
It’s safe to say that Montag is a fairly intelligent character. All it really took was Clarisse talking to him to bring it out. If he were not, he would not ponder if books were really bad. At first, he is conflicted about taking the books. However, he said, “And I thought about books. And for the first time, I realized that a man was behind each one of those books.”
Overall, Guy Montag is an important character in Fahrenheit 451. His unique emotional, social, and intellectual characteristics set him apart. Clarisse is able to change his emotions when she discusses how things used to be.  
• Starts off happy: “Kerosene is nothing but perfume to me”
• Meets Clarisse and begins to think differently
o Realizes that he is no longer happy with his job

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