Fahrenheit 451 Character Analysis

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In the novel, Fahrenheit 451, the setting is based in the future where books are not allowed and reading is illegal. In this novel it does not clearly state if the people of this society are or are not happy. By the information presented from the characters, it does not appear to the reader that they are happy. For example, some people are trying to commit suicide and some are just dull and not living life to the fullest. One of the only happy characters was Clarisse, but she died. Montag, the main character, has his moments where one could say he is happy, but at the same time he’s confused most of the time. He’s always running from something, someone. The society portrayed in this novel is not a happy one, but one that is covered up by parlor walls and lies. Ray Bradbury portrays Mildred, Montag, and Clarisse as unhappy characters.…show more content…
Mildred, his wife never acts very happy either. Her mood seems to bring Montag down also. They don’t have a good relationship at all. They have a terrible marriage and they barely ever talk, unless they really have to. Guy enjoyed talking to Clarisse. She always had a good attitude and was very nice to him. Montag was confused from time to time. He didn’t know if he really wanted to be a fireman and didn’t know why books were illegal. After he took a book from one of the houses they were burning down, he started to read it. He even tried to get Mildred involved in reading, but all she wanted to do was watch the tv. Captain Beatty got suspicious about Montag and began to pay more attention to him. His own wife, Mildred, told Beatty about the book. Guy fled the town and went to hide out at his old professor, Faber’s, house. With problems like this, Montag had no time to be happy, no time to really enjoy

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