this story is based in a futuristic world where all the firemen are in reverse and they start and fires and burns all the books they find. Then Montag meets a woman and she asks if he is really happy and makes him think his whole life over,
Montag watches the woman who burns herself with the books, then later sneaks a book with him even though he said he would burn it
Montag's chief knows that he has a books and tries to explain why they do their jobs and why they have to be burned to try to get him to burn it.
the story reaches a climax when Montag reads a poem to his wife and her friends who came to watch television. The friends leave disgusted with what he is doing and his wife reports him.
Montag is ordered to burn the book but he kills the chief and the other firemen to escape. He makes it down the river and find a group of people who love books
Now he is with the people and he wants to go to St. Louis where he can talk to the book printer and try to reproduce and make more books.Then jets come overhead of the colony and the story ends with the group searching for survivors as hope for rebuilding a new civilization and a better life.