Influence Of Montag In Fahrenheit 451

American author and public speaker Deepak Chopra proclaimed, “Our minds influence the key activity of the brain, which then influences everything; perception, cognition, thoughts and feelings, personal relationships; they 're all a projection of you.” The impact that the characters in the novel have had on Guy Montag influenced the events that have occurred in the novel. Guy Montag towards the end of the novel does allow his mind to depict what actions he takes compared to the beginning of the story. Ray Bradbury illustrates the significant impact that Montag, as a dynamic character, had in Fahrenheit 451 and how he has been influenced by other characters in the novel. Many characters have influenced Montag in the story such as, Clarisse, the …show more content…
She is an older woman who had been caught with books in her possession, therefore; the fire department was called to burn down her house. As the fire department arrives Montag goes into the house to try and get the old woman to come with him and leave so that they can burn all the books. While in the house a book drops into Montag’s hands and he doesn’t leave it, he decides to put it in his coat pocket. Montag continues to try to get the woman to leave the books. He tells her there is kerosene everywhere and that Beatty will be kindling this place any second; the woman refuses to move and responds to Montag with “You can’t ever have my books.” She then grabs a kitchen match and ignites herself on fire right as Montag and the rest of the firefighters are walking out of the house. Montag is immediately in shock and disbelief of what he just witnessed. He is shaken up by the event and this causes him to reassess how books affect someone’s life. The woman shows that she isn’t afraid to die when she commits suicide surrounded by books because she doesn’t want to live in a society where the possession of books is …show more content…
Captain Beatty, is the chief of the fire department that Montag works at, he is considered a book-burner but knows a very large amount about books. He is constantly quoting literature throughout the novel that leaves Montag feeling confused and curious to whether Beatty reads books too, even though it would be illegal for him to. At first Beatty comes to Montag’s house after the woman on Elm Street committed suicide to talk to Montag because he is sick but then Beatty begins to lecture Montag. He tells Montag that this is a normal feeling and that every firefighter will go through someone like this, he also tells Montag about why the government banned the reading of books in the first place. After convincing Montag to come into work that night, Beatty continually will say different literary quotes to jab at Montag. In addition, he tries to tell Montag that books are better burned than read. This frustrates Montag but then Beatty does something even worse; he brings Montag to his own with the fire department to burn it down. He is ordered to burn his own house with his flamethrower and after he does that Beatty notices that Montag is listening to something in his ear, so he hits him across the head. While still at Montag’s house Beatty continues to taunt Montag and tells him, "Go ahead now, you second-hand litterateur, pull the trigger." Montag pulls the trigger of the flamethrower

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