Character Summary In Fahrenheit 451, By Ray Bradbury

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Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury is a science fiction book that looks into the future. This book is about a man named Guy Montag, who is a fireman who burns books along with people’s houses. Montag eventually learns from a young girl named Clarisse, who is 16 years old, that there is actually something special about these books that he is burning. Clarisse shows Montag that there is curious people out there in the world seeking for answers. Beatty is the fire chief, who turns out to be not a very good guy. Beatty is known as the evil in this book who has to die. Beatty is very manipulative, intelligent, and sadistic. Montag is married to Mildred who is a very unhappy person, she is known as a betrayer. Mildred betrays Montag by turning him …show more content…
Montag thinks that since the government wants to burn all these books for no reason, there must be valuable information inside them that the government wants no one to know about. Montag wants to learn more about the past and why the government wants people not to read. He wants to figure out why they would want to burn peoples houses down with books inside. An example of his curiosity is when Montag got a call out on a fire mission to burn down a lady’s house. The lady refused to leave her house, she would rather start the fire and die there with her books, than let the firemen get the satisfaction of burning down her house. Montag did something different this time while in that house, he took one of her books home. Montag has been taking books from peoples houses without Beatty really knowing. There were also many suicides that happen in this time. “Beatty wanted to die,” (p122). Beatty wants to die because he has no will to live. Beatty thinks his life has no purpose or meaning so he would rather die instead of live another day. Clarisse was run over by a car because she thinks different thoughts, and is curious. Her family is also targeted by the government because they are odd. They are odd because

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