Significance Of Guy Montag In Fahrenheit 451

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Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury, is set in a large nameless city in the U.S in autumn, 2053. It’ s a scary as much as it is upsetting, and exciting novel, that tries to inform the reader not to let technology, and other things in society blind people and let them to lose sight of what's right. By setting in this mood, it makes the readers stop and think before sitting in front of a television for hours. While reading, keep in mind this was written and published in 1953, 100 years before said time in the book. Guy montag, is the first main character in the story, he's the one that's heard of the most. As well as a positive and confident man, montag also begins to think as the book goes further, “‘Of course i'm happy, what does she think?’” …show more content…
In doing so, it leads to him stealing books and start to collect them and start to read to develop his own mind and opinion. By doing this, it leads montag to start to act out on his new ideas and thoughts he has gotten from taking and reading these books. By acting out, montag now has enough information to start and try to change the world and how it works, which he does as the book get further in. the second main event, is montag meeting Fabor. By meeting him, he will later realize he has a safe haven to run to when things start to get difficult and when he starts to have questions about himself and the world of books. Later on in the book, it is said that he goes to Fabor for help and knowledge. The final main event, is Montag burning his house down. By doing this, it leads to montag being on the run form what is said to be the police in the book. Being on the run from the police, he goes to Fabor, which was said earlier. By him burning his house, he loses everything, and is forced to run to his friends house, and go off into the world to find others like him to be this new leader in making the world normal …show more content…
In this, the ‘Firemen’, don't do what they do today, rather they burn books and they houses they lay in, then put them out. Not being able to read, and have an independent opinion, the individuals in this novel are as one would say, “Braindead”. These people, don't talk to others, they talk to the tv walls. By talking to these walls, the so called government sends ‘scripts’ to each person to their house to say to these so called walls. It's said in the book, that the tv shows last about 5 to 10 mins each, expressing the fact that they don't have time to think. “‘I don't have time to think’” is a valid reason supporting why they are brain dead. These people in this society, don't have time to think or do anything for themselves. They have everything done for them, and are told what to do and say. Mostly, they rarely have anything to talk about amongst one another “‘Oh, they come and go, come and go. In again out again Finnegan, the Army called Pete yesterday. He’ll be back next week. The army said so. Quick war. Forty-eight hours they said, and everyone home. That’s what the Army said. Quick war. Pete called yesterday and they said he’ll be back next week. Quick war…’” The main conflict is the fact that no one in this community has a mind or opinion of their own and can't think for themselves. When this happens, the world goes downward and nothing

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