Fahrenheit 451 - The Meetings between Montag and Clarisse
The novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury is about a futuristic society that has
banned books. Firemen that start fires are used to burn the books when they are found.
One fireman, Guy Montag, remembers a time before book burning and tries to right this
horrible metropolis of zombies. An important part of the novel Fahrenheit 451 is the
meetings between Montag and Clarisse.
The meetings between Montag and
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between Montag and Clarisse trigger an awareness and change in
Montag's life. Montag realizes that his life and the lives of all the other citizens are not
as great as they are worked up to be and that he is not happy at all. In the end Montag
decides that he must change the way society is run once and for all. All of this is a result
of the meetings between Montag and Clarisse.