Analysis Of Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury Essay

1152 Words Jan 29th, 2016 5 Pages
People can hugely impact one another’s lives. By their actions, things they say, beliefs, and opinions, they can affect the personalities of the people around them and change someone’s viewpoints. When damaging views become popular in a community, it is difficult for people to go against society and restore their dystopian lifestyles. The people in Guy Montag’s city do not care for literary works, nor for each other, but are only concerned about trivial matters such as television and cars. Montag, a fireman whose job is to burn books and erase knowledge from the society, encounters people who challenge his beliefs and provoke a change in him. In Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, several characters assist in reeducating Montag and changing his morals from being complacent with his destructive job and empty relationships to realizing the errors in his civilization. With influence from Clarisse, Mrs. Blake, and Faber, Montag undergoes a major transformation as a character, and his persona ultimately shifts from being indifferent to impassioned.
By compelling Montag to think about his life and satisfaction, Clarisse McClellan acts as a catalyst for Montag’s transformation of character. After their first meeting and discussing nature and their surroundings, Clarisse asks Montag if he’s happy as she leaves for home, to which he realizes that “He wore his happiness like a mask and [Clarisse] had run off across the lawn with the mask and there was no way of going to knock on her door…

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