Everyone’s personality changes throughout their lives. But, for Guy Montag from Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, his personality changes drastically in a matter of a few weeks. Imagine a society with no books and only TV. That is exactly the place where the characters in Fahrenheit 451 are living. In their society, citizens do not read. All they do is watch TV and go to funparks. School is pretty much a joke. The students do not learn anything. One of the most important jobs is firemen. Their job is to burn books. Everyone goes along with it because they are completely brainwashed by the government and TV. One character, Guy Montag,
dared to go against the norm. Although, at first, he was an average brainwashed citizen, he later rebelled. Throughout the book Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, the main character, Guy, transforms from an average citizen into a literate rebel.
In the beginning of Fahrenheit 451, Guy Montag is just an average citizen. He is a fireman who loves his job. Guy loved to burn books. He even states "It was a special pleasure to see things eaten, to see things blackened and changed"(Pg. 3). Guy believes that burning books is a good thing. Also, he believes in everything the society does. He is brainwashed like all the other citizens. His personality is very dull. He has no real interests, and there is nothing exciting about him. That will soon change. In the beginning of the book, Montag is an average, book-hating, TV loving, boring citizen. But, he quickly changes his ways after he meets someone.
In the middle of Fahrenheit 451, Montag meets a young girl named Clarisse. She sets off Montag's personality change, and inspires to become more intellectual.
Clarisse makes Montag begin to think, which is not something that is unusual in their society. Montag beginning to think ultimately inspires him to...