Fahrenheit 451: The Meetings Between Montag And Cl Essay

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Fahrenheit 451: The Meetings Between Montag And Clarisse

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 Clarisse begins a series of events and
changes in Montag's way of thinking and lifestyle. Clarisse remarks " Are you
happy? " (10). Montag begins to realize that he is not happy after Clarisse
asks the question and arrives in his home. Montag observes " Darkness. He was
not happy. He was not happy. He said the words to himself. He recognized this
as the true state of affairs " (12). Montag's awareness is triggered at the
point in which Clarisse states " But you're just a man, after all " (7). This
statement by Clarisse makes Montag think of a time when he was a child during
power failure, and he wishes it not to end.
In Montag's second meeting with Clarisse, the two of them find a
dandelion and Clarisse tells Montag of rubbing it under his chin. Clarisse
explains " If it rubs off, it means I'm in love "(22). Clarisse rubs the
dandelion under Montag's chin and Clarisse remarks "What a shame, you're not in
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