Fahrenheit 451


Ray Bradbury's novel, , is of the struggles of a firefighter, Guy Montag. This novel takes place during the future in Elm City where all houses are fireproof, people drive jet cars, and firefighters burn books instead of extinguishing them! Montag was pushed by his curiosity to steal some books before the firefighters burn them and store them in his house. One day, Montag met Clarisse McClellan, one of his neighbors.
Clarisse was a 17-year-old girl who had no fear of speaking her mind. "Let's talk about something else. Have you ever smelled old leaves? Don’t they smell like cinnamon? Here. Smell." (pg.40) In this passage, we are shown that Clarisse McClellan plays an enormous ...

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it by then we come and burn it for him." (pg. 68) Beatty lets Montag keep the book until that night when Montag will return to work. Meanwhile, Montag meets with Professor Faber, a retired English teacher after a phone call cut short. While at the meeting, Faber is extremely careful due to the fact that Montag might not be able to be trusted until Faber notices the book Montag has brought with him, the Bible. Montag goes to Faber in hope that Faber can copy the book for him, Faber cannot, and they decide to attempt to give Beatty the another book.
That night Montag returns to work and succeeds in switching the books, but they fire-station receives a call of a house with books. When the fire fighters arrive Montag realizes that this is his house and the switch failed. The men burn his house and all his belongings. Montag becomes enraged at Beatty and torches him with his flame-thrower. Then the mechanical hound is sent after Montag and begins injecting morphine into his ...

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