The Introduction to Montag- "Do you mind if I come back with you? I'm Clarisse McClellan" (Bradbury 4).Montag is average and unquestioning. This is the stage where Montag is a loyal fireman and has just met a girl named Clarisse.
Montag Influenced by Clarisse- "His felt his body divide itself into a hotness and coldness, a softness and a hardness, a trembling and a not trembling, the two halves grinding one upon the other" (Bradbury 21). Montag is now curious and questioning. This is were Clarisse starts to affect Montag and makes him debate himself on whether he is doing the right thing.
Montag grows sick- "Last night I thought about all that kerosene I've used in the past ten years. And I thought about books. And for the first timeI realized that a man was behind each one of the books" (Bradbury 49). Montag becomes self-thinking and independant while Mildred is still stubborn. Montag starts to realized that books are a good thing, and he regrets burning all of the books that he has, along with a woman.
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Montag becomes a student- "Faber closed the Bible. 'Well-suppose you tell me why you came here?" (Bradbury 78). Montag is now brave and courageous, while Faber is more of a coward. Montag learns that Faber is also trying to preserve books and he wants to help him.
Montag Rebels- "And then he was a shrieking blaze, a jumping, sprawling gibbering manikin, no longer human or known, all writhing flame on the lawn as Montag shot one continuous pulse of liquid fire on him" (Bradbury 113). Montag is now rebellious, heroic, and unfearing. In this part, he kills Beatty, burning him to death, and basically stands up against the government.
Montag finds fulfillment- "Yes, thought Montag, that's the one I'll save for noon. For noon.... When we reach the city" (Bradbury 158