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What is Montag's job, and how does he feel about it?
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Montag's job in Fahrenheit 451 is that of a fireman. He is charged with the task of burning books. This act is done in the hopes of calming the masses by eliminating material that may drive them to express themselves in a negative manner. At the beginning of the novel, Montag does not mind his job; he just does what he is told without question.
Then after meeting a young woman named Clarisse, he begins to change. She questions his role as firefighter which causes him to question what he does for a living. Montag soon realizes that everyone is dulled into a false sense of happiness. This is achieved through the removal of the things which could stimulate people mentally and so forth, namely the books he is burning at work.
Posted by chicagorilke23 on November 30, 2009 at 2:21 PM (Answer #1)
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