Guy Montag is walking back from work and he feels the presence of someone around a corner, he meets Clarisse. They talk and he answers her questions without thought as mentioned, You never stop to think what I've asked you, (Bradbury 6). He's quick to respond without using any analyzation.
Montag Becomes a Student
Guy realizes how he has never observed his surroundings or furthered his dialogue with anyone, he doesn't think. On page 14, Montag observes Clarisse's house and thinks about the laughter and joy heard from there and looks at his own house with a certain feeling of confusion.
Well, I’m sick now. I’m not going to work tonight. Call Beatty for me” (Bradbury 63). After finding out Clarisseis dead, Guy wakes up with a fever the next morning. He has started to really think about things after his interactions with Clarisse. he even steals a book and hides it. Montag continues with an empty feeling.
Montag Finds Fulfillment
“We’ll start over again, at the beginning” (Bradbury 83). Guy reveals all the books he's had stored up to Millie. Montag spends time reading the books to her while trying to understand it himself. He fails to do so and rummagesthrough some things to find a card with a written addressto a old man he met in the past, he wants to understand.
‘It is computed, that eleven thousand persons have at several times suffereddeath rather than submit to break their eggs at the smaller end.’
Go home and think how it all happened and whatdid you ever do to stop it? Go home, go home”(Bradbury 116). Montag releases all of his pent up rage towards one of Millie's friends. He goes agaisnt all the wrong things that she has done and ignored without any show of emotion. While doing this he quickly realiseshis mistake and feels terrible about himself.
Go ahead now, you second-hand litterateur, pull the trigger” (Bradbury 133). After Montag burned his house, he points the flamethrower at Beatty and pulls the trigger. Beatty was a problem to Montag and he finally gets rid of it, he feels fulfillment from doing so.