Posted at 12.16.2018
Guy Montag, the main personality in the book Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, is a man lacking a sense of any concerns or cares on earth. Apparently, that is the way to live in their society, where these are blinded by the power that the federal government has over their lives. His occupation is firefighting, however, he is not the modern day firefighter. Montag doesn't stop the fires, he helps ignite them. The reason behind that is, of their society they are not allowed to read literature or have knowledge previous to their era. This rules is enforced with such depth because, the federal government worries that knowledge in one's head will donate to overthrowing whomever is in charge or gets the most power within that world. Despite the framework of the government, Montag does not have any problem with it and executes his job wholeheartedly, but limited to a short amount of time.
Within the start of this book, Montag was a dedicated staff member, one who can take take great pride in in his job. One day as he's walking home from work, he meets a girl known as Clarisse McClellan. A loner you might call her, she is a reader, which is places Montag in a awkward place because the books she reads, he has to shed, but she asks him, "Do you ever read the books you burn off?" (8). He chuckles, and then find that she actually is not laughing along with him, the question she asked was with all integrity. This sort of changes his perspective on certain things or things he needs to know.
"Have you been happy?" (10). This question is the peek of what is to come, Montag takes some time to analyze his life and where is. Something more is out there and he wishes to know about it, being oblivious to the world around him is not gratifying. While repeating this he does not make any radical changes within his life. However he commences to look at things just a little differently.
Montag is also a wedded man, however being committed in their era is entirely different from being married in our period. After his encounter with Clarisse he mind home merely to find his partner lying unconscious, she has overdosed on sleeping pills, again. "Surely got to clean 'em out both ways, " said the operator, standing on the silent girl. "No use getting the tummy if you don't clean the bloodstream, Leave that stuff in the bloodstream and the blood hits the brain such as a mallet, bang, a couple of thousand times and the brain just offers up, just quits. " (15) The operator is the person who runs the machines that are being used to pump Mildred's abdomen to eliminate all the unsafe chemicals, replace her blood and serum. The very next day, Mildred is completely unaware of what took place the night before. Certainly, her overdosing is a standard thing and she is merely as nonchalant about any of it as the next guy.
Montag's job, performs a major role in the changes he undergoes throughout the novel. These changes were mainly influenced by the stresses of his co-workers, more so his supervisor. The Captain of the Hearth House, Captain Beatty is Montag's employer and tries to get knowledge to hinder his notion that Montag is ownership of a book. Until then, he just is constantly on the do his job, which isn't always the easiest move to make. There are other occasions within the book that alter Montag's state of mind, not only psychologically but bodily. "You can't ever have my catalogs, " (38), while Montag and his co-workers are on employment, they come to a residence where there continues to be an aged girl living inside. She refuses to leave her books there so she decides to stay there as they attempt to burn the house down. "You could stop keeping track of, " she said. "She exposed the fingers of 1 hand somewhat and in the hand of the hand was an individual slender object. An ordinary kitchen match. " (39). Rather than allowing the firemen shed her catalogs, she burns them herself, thus committing suicide. Montag has a complicated time dealing with occurred and his mental state isn't the same, it isn't as it used to be.
These occurrences cause Montag to ponder, what was so excellent about those literature that could cause you to definitely commit suicide for the kids. His curiosity begins to get the best of him, whenever he has a house to shed, he will take one book and maintains it, though he never reads it. That is ammo for Captain Beatty because he starts to get suspicious and now decides to transmits warnings to Montag. "A natural error. Curiosity only, " said Beatty "We do not get over troubled or mad. We let the firemen keep the book for twenty four hours. If he hasn't used up it at that time, we simply come burn up it for him. " (62). That was alert number one, and also a hint to Beatty that Montag is at ownership of a book.
Montag also recollects on achieving a retired british professor called Faber. He was very impressed by the way that Faber spoke to him. They discussed meaningful things, not merely what was on television the night time before. Faber becomes a buddy of Montag and is aware that Montag is at possession of books. He later becomes his spouse in crime when it comes to keeping the books a key from Beatty. Montag has learned that Beatty is coming to shed down his house, however he sustains the same pride as the aged old woman performed when Montag and his co-workers burned up down her homes. He wasn't heading to let anybody eliminate his new lease of life or new way of living.
Montag is at more of a success mode, now than ever. He seems he has to protect what is his. In while doing this, he kills Beatty as he will try to burn off down his house. Though he says it was an accident, deep down the audience can tell that Montag secretly wished to kill Beatty. This is the end of the book and now you know Montag to be a very different person right from the start of the book.
Guy Montag a identity in the novel Fahrenheit 451, is a improved man. Though it is probably not in an optimistic way, the audience got to see, detail by detail how Montag evolved. Whether it was through his marriage, his job or perhaps himself as a whole. Montag is a new person by the end of the novel, who finally has his own take on life.
Bradbury, Ray. Fahrenheit 451: The Temp at Which Books Burn. New York: Ballantine, 1991. Print.