Our story begins later on in the future after 2022, in a dystopian society where firemen in this story set books on fire instead of put them out like in our present-day society. Enter our main character Guy Montag, who is one of said firemen. He is introduced as a man who enjoys his job as a fireman quite a bit.
TEXTUAL EVIDENCE: Thinks the smell of kerosene is like perfume, is described as setting houses filled with books on fire with a smile on his face
THE INTRODUCTION OF MONTAG
On the way home from work one night, Montag is introduced to a seventeen-year-old girl named Clarisse. As they talk, Clarisse says a lot of thought-provoking and interesting things that make Montag's view on his life start to change.