Guy Montag. the chief character in Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. goes through a immense alteration in his life. He changes from a typical fireman who follows the Torahs. into a individual who challenges the jurisprudence. Montag wakes up from being numbed and realizes that he is unhappy. Montag’s married woman. “Mildred” . who is addicted to Television and wireless. did non care about Montag’s feelings. However ; Clarisse and Faber played a large function in Montag’s life. Montag is a metaphor for a numbed society and his bravery is demonstrated as he wakes up and evolves into his existent human ego throughout the book.
Montag’s foremost rousing starts when he meets Clarisse. . A 17 twelvemonth old miss. who liked to smell things and expression at things. and sometimes remain up all dark walking and watching the Sun rise. She asks Montag about his life and asks him. “Are you happy” . At that clip Montag was express joying and did non truly believe about what Clarisse asked him and why is she inquiring him these sorts of inquiries. But subsequently on. Montag inquiries life and his felicity. “He was non happy” . When he realizes that he is unhappy. he starts believing about Clarisse and the inquiries she asked him. He knew there is something losing in his life that makes him unhappy.
Another thing that Clarisse’s inquiries made Montag believe about his married woman Mildred. Whether they love each other or non. Montag asks Mildred is she remembers where they met the first clip. “when did we run into? And where? ” . This truly shows the affect of Clarisse’s inquiries on Montag’s sudden alterations towards his life and the society around him. And besides proves that Montag is looking frontward for his losing felicity. Before Montag meet with Clarisse. he did non believe about his life. and he ne’er thought that he is unhappy and there is something losing in his life. He realizes how hopeless his relationship with his married woman Mildred. who is unwilling to cover with real property and chooses to cover with the practical universe provided by her wireless and Television.
Another consequence of Clarisse’s inquiry on Montag is “reading” . Before Montag and Clarisse meet. Montag ne’er thought or reading a book because he thinks it is against the jurisprudence. But after. he starts disputing the Torahs by reading books that he took from firing houses. because he thinks he could happen his felicity in it. Books shows a large alteration in Montag’s personality and thought towards the numbed society he lives in.
Montag’s life got messed. he does non cognize what to make or where to travel. He admits that he did something while feelings something else. “I went around making one thing and feeling another” . This proves how Montag is confused about his life. Montag’s alterations in life is fast. he can non believe how fast he changed from on twenty-four hours to another. “it was merely the other dark everything was all right and the following thing I know I’m drowning” . This means that Montag is analysing and believing about his yesteryear. his work. his married woman Mildred. and the society he lives in.
After Clarisse is gone. there was no 1 to rede and oppugn Montag about world and life. and no 1 to act upon him more to alter to a better manner of felicity. Further in the book. Montag fitting Faber ; a retired old professor. Who admits that the current province of society is due to the cowardliness of people like himself. who would non talk out against book firing when they can make it to halt it. Montag seeks Faber’s aid and rede in most of the stairss that Montag’s take. Faber was the lone adult male that Montag could swear. and he was the lone individual that could understand what Montag is traveling through. Montag explains to Faber how no one attention about him. non the walls. non his married woman because she listens to the walls. ” Cipher listens any more. I cant talk to the walls because they are shouting at me … I merely want some one to hear what I have to say” . At that point Faber tells Montag what is losing in Montag’s life. He besides tells him that it is non the books that Montag is losing. but three other things. First. is “quality of information” . Second is. “Leisure” . Third and in conclusion is. “the right to transport out actions based on what we learn from interaction of the first two” .
Faber changed Montag from being a baffled adult male. to an cognizant. thought and analysing individual that is regardful from the society he lives in. after killing Beatty. the main fireman at the station who has read many books and memorized most of them. Montag seeks Faber’s aid once more. he was confused did non cognize where to make to get away from the mechanical hound that was running after him. Faber tells Montag to travel to the wood. where Montag rested and thought about what happened and whether he did the right thing or non. At the wood. Montag meets a group of work forces that was lead by Granger ; an writer who is the leader of a group that hopes to re-populate the universe with books.
Another incident that stayed in Montag’s head is the old adult females who set her ego and her books on fire. However. Montag tried halting her by stating her that the books were non deserving her life. Before she burned herself. Montag took one of her books and kept it. At that clip Montag did non believe about what did the old lady burned herself with the books. he did non believe about it might be the value and ethical motives that books hold to learn is. The old lady knew the importance of these books and what do they have. so she preferred to fire herself with them. and non watch the firemen burn them. who do non even know the importance of books. But they do cognize that books are unreal and there is so importance of them. plus they are against the jurisprudence!
The message and the subjects of this book that the writer was seeking to show in his book without straight stating it was a possible hereafter if we do non make something to forestall it and maintain the books alive by reading them and protecting them. The another message that the writer is seeking to state is the authoritiess wanted entire control of the society by taking off all things that would let free ideas and sentiments. which were books. The authorities is smart plenty to cognize that the books are of import to turn our heads and to do people stand up for themselves and for their rights. or even travel against the authorities if it is incorrect. Or else. the authorities would non take to fire the books and do it against the jurisprudence.
– Bradbury. Ray Fahrenheit 451 U. S. Random house. 1953