Essay about Malcom Bradbury 's Fahrenheit 451

1136 Words Apr 30th, 2015 5 Pages
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 woman on Elm Street, and Beatty. They all encompass many good and bad qualities that impact his life. Clarisse helps to open Montag’s eyes about how he feels about himself in this totalitarian society, to reflect, look at himself in the mirror and ask himself “Am I happy?” The woman on Elm Street impacts Montag by causing him to look at books differently when he witnesses how much books can impact someone’s life. Lastly, Beatty hypocritically prompts Montag to not read books when in reality he used to be in the exact same place that Montag is in currently. These characters help to create the premise of the story and influence the events that occur throughout the book.

Clarisse McClellan helps to open Montag’s eyes, realize how society…

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