Analysis Of The Book ' Fahrenheit 451 ' Essay

1121 Words Mar 16th, 2016 5 Pages
The book Fahrenheit 451 takes place somewhere in the United States of America, we are not given a town, city, or state. The time of the story is around the 1990’s but, since the book was written in the years 1951-1953, the author predicted there would be two atomic wars after World War II. Guy Montag is the protagonist of this book. He is a middle-aged man who is a third-generation fireman. A fireman is a person who makes their money going around burning books and the houses the books are kept in. Guy is quite content burning but as the story progresses he realizes he is living an empty life and wants more from it. Guy is very intelligent and is a free-thinker. In his time, if you question anything or have your own thoughts, you are considered a traitor! Montag is in the middle of a very large midlife crisis and does not understand who he really is or what he really believes. This story is split into three parts, The Hearth and the Salamander, The Sieve and the Sand, and Burning Bright. The Hearth and the Salamander is the first part in Fahrenheit 451 and introduces us to Guy Montag and his new neighbor Clarisse McClellan. Right from the beginning you can tell Clarisse is very strange and doesn 't like the idea of a fireman and actually wonders if they used to put out fires instead of just lighting them. They walk home together and Guy has his first identity crisis and it doesn 't seem like he can separate himself from Clarisse. When they both go into their homes, Guy…

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