The main character in the book, Guy Montag, is introduced as a fireman in a world in the future where firemen burn books. At, the beginning, Montag meets a young girl, Clarisse, and she makes him question his life.
Our main character, Guy Montag, takes a book from a woman's house after seeing her burn herself with her books.
Captain Beatty, the chief of the firemen, found out that Montag has stolen the book from the woman, and lectures him as to why the books were censored from the general population in the first place.
Mrs. Montag, Guy Montag's wife, invites over some friends to watch television with. Montag reads a poem to them, and his wife and her friends are disturbed by it. Mrs. Motang eventually reports him to the authorities.
Tasked with burning the books himself, Montag refuses to do that and kills captain Beatty instead, along with the other firemen. He does this to get away with the books he still has, and finds a group of people who love books.
With these new people, Montag wants to speak to a book printer to try to get books to be reproduced. At the end of the book, Montag and the group of people try to make their civilization better.