Influences on Montag

In Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury, the principal character Guy Montag tends to make a comprehensive metamorphosis. He goes from hating books to loving them. He modifications from a stolid character, incognizant of the activities in his surroundings, to a individual conscious of all the things, so enlightened by the new globe he is exposed to. There are numerous stimuli in Montag’s society that aid him modify. A important purpose is the persons in his life. The men and women who influence him to adjust are Montag’s wife Mildred, his next door neighbor Clarisse, and his boss, the chief of police, Beatty.

The initial personal influence on Montag is Clarisse. She is a pretty positive influence on him. Clarisse is the young, teenage girl, who moves next door, with her uncle, to Montag. Clarisse is classified as an odd particular person, but she is a very friendly girl. She loves to speak to Montag, ask him questions about himself, and she loves to talk about the planet and its excellent sites. She is also very perceptive which is shown in this excerpt from the novel: “…I like to watch people today. Sometimes I ride the subway all day and look at them and listen to them, I just want to figure out who they are and what they want and where they’re going…Or I listen at soda fountains…People speak about nothing…” (32-33). Clarisse teaches Montag to look about him, appear at the persons for who they seriously are. Montag never ever did that prior to. Clarisse assists him look about and see almost everything, from the smallest snowflake to the prettiest flower. She shows him, with a straightforward dandelion, that Montag is not actually in like with Mildred anymore. He doesn’t comprehend it then, but later he does. Montag by no means actually thinks about what is happening in his life, or why it seems he by no means shows much emotion towards anything. Clarisse teaches Montag to look about and to spend attention to what is genuinely essential in life, just not what his society tells him.

The second influence that I chose was Mildred. Mildred is a unfavorable influence on him, trying to push him away. Mildred is his wife of a few years. She does not know who she truly is and lives in an illusionary planet with her television shows. She is a really down particular person normally Montag feel badly about himself. One particular night she overdoses on sleeping tablets and Montag begins to…

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