Guy Montag was a fireman, and in the beginning of the story loved his job.On a night unlike any other Montag met a young girl named Clarisse. Although she was young, only seventeen, Clarisse opened his eyes to a world he didn't even realize he longed for, a world where people talked about things with meaning, and lived thier life with appreciation and intelligence. Montag begun a stash of books from his jobs, wanting to understand what he was destroying. Feeling an immense guilt, he told his captain, Beatty, and his wife his secret. Mildred turned on Montag and sounded the alarm to Montag's house. Beatty was going to kill Montag, but the tables turned and Montag murdered his own captain. With the whole city looking for Guy, he desperately fled. Montag had escaped, and the city needed a scape goat, they cornered an innocent man they claimed was Guy Montag. Outside the city walls, he encountered other renegades that still had hope that time for books would come back. War had ensued in the city, and the skyline...
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...was missing, it was an epidemic of tragic proportions. He ended up murdering a man he used to look up to, Captain Beatty. He fled a city and a wife he once loved, only to end up with a group of beggars who were also scholars. But like a pheonix rising from the ashes, he was reborn with a purpose to right the wrongs of the government that had oppressed his people for so long. "And on either side of the river was there a tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month; And the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations" (170). Guy Montag and his friends would heal the nation with thier knowledge and freedom. Even though Bradbury wrote this dramatic tale during a different time, there is much to be learned from the book Farhenheit 451.
Bradbury, Ray. Fahrenheit 451. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2012. eBook.
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