Fahrenheit 451 Essay | Montag's Internal Development

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Montag's Internal Development

Summary: Examines the internal development of Montag, the protagonist of Ray Bradbury's "Fahrenheit 451." Focuses on part one of the book.
At the beginning of the novel Montag is completely convinced of the system and its ideology. Corresponding to his duty as a fierman he destroys knowledge by burning books and promotes ignorance. Sentences like " It was a pleasure to burn." at the very beginning of the novel imply that Montag feels comfortable with his life and work. A fact which is supported by his whistling and his permanent smile. Due to the ideology of happiness Montag thinks "little at all about nothing in particular" as it is written on page 6. He does neither think about the distant, impersonal relationship to his wife Mildred nor about the sense of his own life. His approach starts changing when he meets Clarisse McClellan. This seventeen-year-old introduces him to the world´s potential of beauty and questions his ignorance and also his "happiness." Deeply believing in his system Montag tries to...

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