Montag, who stood near the woman. "You're not leaving her here?" he protested. "She won't come." "Force her, then!" (p. 36)
Montage is a firefighter in a dystopian world where books are illegal. his job is to burn them. He is proud of his job very happy and accepts that. He also shortly talks to Clarisse but does not ask any questions.
Montag Meets Faber
"Kerosene," he said, because the silence had lengthened, "is nothing but perfume to me." (p.4)
In this scene Montag is influenced by Clarisse he starts to really think about what she said. He is no longer confident in the lifestyle he has. At home, he tries to talk to Mildrid who is just ignoring him and watch her TV. Montag is now in the middle of his friendship with Clarisse, who is convincing him to really think about what his purpose is.
"An hour of TV class, an hour of basketball or baseball or running, another hour of transcription history or painting pictures, and more sports, but do you know, we never ask questions or at least most don't." (p.27)
Before, he had no doubt in his mind that he was doing the right thing that books were bad. Now, he is almost certain that his whole life had been a lie and books are not bad. He feels very guilty about killing the woman and the fact that he stole book from her home.
Montag goes to Faber for guidance. He feels something is missing in his life and thinks the answer is books Faber says its the stuff inside the books. Montag is becoming more confident about his new self, all because of Clarisee and Faber. Faber supports Montag's idea to attempt to change more firefighters to be more like him.
"You can't guarantee things like that! After all, when we had all the books we needed, we still insisted on finding the highest cliff to jump off. But we do need a breather, We do need knowledge." (p. 82)
Montag has just killed Chief Beatty at Montag's house. He is confident that he is doing the right thing, even if it means harming others. He will do anything to make sure books are valued in society even if it means harming himself.
"In the middle of the crying Montag knew it for the truth. Beatty had wanted to die. He had just stood there, not really trying to save himself." (p. 116)
After Montag escapes the chase for him, he meets a group of people who love books. One man, Granger, shows Montag that books are wonderful, but they don't solve everything. Granger tells Montag to remember everything that
"Yes thought Montag, that's the one I'll save for noon. For noon... When we reach the city." (p. 158)