Summary Of Fahrenheit 451
In the beginning of the book, the main character, Guy Montag, is a fireman that seems to be content with his life of setting fires to people’s and the everyday grind of work and marriage. He loves his job and his wife and thinks that his job does a service to everyone that it involves in the community. It’s the All-American situation in his mind. His world is much different from the world we live in and the differences are obvious from the start. To start, his job is to set fires, not to put them out as he learns was the way of the past. This is done to punish people for what is viewed as a serious crime, owning a book.
In my view, the rise of events starts when he walks home after a long shift at the firehouse. He meets a teenage girl named Clarisse McClellan and his whole life starts to change. She questions everything from the way he smells to how long he has been doing his job. To Guy, she …show more content…
Guy searches out help and finds it in an old teacher named Faber. It takes a bit of coaxing to convince Faber to join the plight of Montag. Guy is searching for answers. He is wanting to read more and more without getting caught which would result in his own house being burned. The main character is questioning everything including his desire to continue being a fireman. His relationship with Mildred is rocky at best but the desire and thirst for more knowledge is getting the best of him. Within time he is caught by the fire chief and burned his house, killing his wife. The fire chief Beatty was killed by Montag as