Guy Montag In Ray Bradbury's 'Fahrenheit 451'

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Guy Montag is a fireman. But not quite like the firemen we know today- his job as a fireman is to burn books and the houses they are kept in. It is the 24th century and books are forbidden by law, since technology and ignorance has taken over and people much rather spend their days in their parlors, with walls made completely out of television screens. He lives in a society of people with no independent thoughts, no time to relax and be alone and no meaningful conversations what so ever.
One day, Montag meets an unusual 17 year old girl named Clarisse, who opens his eyes with her innocent, unheard-of questions about nature, love and happiness.
On the few days to come, Montag goes through a series of unsettling events that make him question
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Suddenly the alarm rings, and when they get to the scene, it turns out it's Montag's house. Mildred reported him and ran off with her belongings. Beatty forces Montag to burn his own house and all the books he has there; when he is done, he will be arrested. After burning the house, Beatty is rebuking Montag, which leads him to point his flamethrower at his chief and burn him to ashes. After also burning the Mechanical Hound- a beast-like machine that's set to kill criminals such as Montag- he runs away, towards Faber's house. When he gets there, Faber tells him he's leaving the next morning to find the printer. He then finds out there's a new hound after him. He tells Faber to get rid of any evidence he was there and starts running away. He manages to cross the river that outlines the city, thus getting rid of the hound after him. He gets to the unused train rails outside the city and follows them until he meets a group of runaways, just like him, led by a man named Granger. They are a part of a nationwide network of book lovers who memorize books in hopes of being able to reprint them one day. Suddenly, enemy jets appear in the sky, eradicating the city with their bombs. Montag and his new group go on to search for survivors and rebuild

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