Montag is a everyday man who has a job as a fireman. His job is burn any books he can get his hands on because books are seen as evil. "He tapped the numerals 451 stitched on his char-colored sleeve." Page 6.
The Introduction of Montag
Montag Becomes a Student
After running into Clarisse, one of Montags neighbors, Montag begans to think about life. Then, when a woman goes far anough as to purposely burn along side her books, he starts to question everything. "The woman knelt among the books, touching the drenched leather and cardboard, reading the gilt titles with her fingers while her eyes accused Montag." Page 35.
Montag Influenced by Clarisse
After stealing a book and reading it, Montag becomes "sick". Beatty visits him. He tries to convince Montag that books are bad and that his house can be burned. "Mildred's hand had frozen behind the pillow ... opened to ask a question...." Page 53.
Montag Grows Sick
Montag Finds Fulfillment
Montag looks for a man called Faber hoping to seek out answers. Montag and Faber come up with the idea to plant books into firemen's homes to get them arrested so there were no firemen to enforce the law. "Faber opened the bedroom door ... bobbins and crystals." Page 86.
Montag retaliates against Beatty, and burns him and the mecanical hound. Montag then runs away towards Faber's. "'Why,' said montag slowly, 'we've stopped in front of my house.'" Page 106.
Montag runs away form a hound that was dispatched to track him. He jumps into a river to lose the hounds scent. Later, Montag finds a group of survivors who remember books and then burn then. "' Now, let's get on upstream,' said Granger ... dead.'" Page 156.