The Introduction of Montag Montag is at this point unquestioning of the world. He is bored and numb, and almost joyful at the idea of destroying books. "He wanted above all, like the old joke, to shove a marshmallow on a stick in the furnace," (Bradbury 1)
Montag influenced by Clarisse Clarisse shows Montag a real way to look at the world around him. He is becoming inquisitive and self aware. "I'm afraid of children my own age. They kill each other. Did it always use to be that way?" (Bradbury 27)
Montag Grows Sick Montag takes a book and Beatty comes to discuss it with him. He is becoming upset at the world and himself. "We stand against the small tide of those who want to make everyone unhappy with conflicting theory and thought." (Bradbury 59)
Montag becomes a Student Montag goes to Faber, a retired professor, for guidance. He is becoming confused and angry, while also feeling real and drive. "The whole culture's shot through. The skeleton needs melting and reshaping. Good God, it isn't as simple as picking up a book you laid down half a century ago." (Bradbury 83)
Montag Rebels Montag kills Beatty. He is horrified by what the world had become and determined to fix it. " Beatty, he thought, you're not a problem now. You always said, don't face a problem, burn it." (Bradbury 115)
Montag Finds Fulfillment Montag undergoes a chase and finds his tribe. He is sad yet understanding of his community being gone and ready to start his new life. " To everything there is a season. Yes. A time to break down, and a time to build up." (Bradbury 158)
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