Fahrenheit 451- Montag is credulous? My class and I discussed the characters in the story today. Many thought Montag was credulous. Why do you think they would say that? Do you agree?

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You can interpret credulous as naive.  Montag was naive since he did not think anything of his job of starting fires to burn down books.   As poster 2 says, he was also naive because he thought he could fight against his government and win, or get away with reading and learning books without any consequences or dangers.

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I think he is simply because he thinks he can really make a difference.  But is that being credulous or is it simply what every visionary has to have?  I don't think that anyone is particularly tricking him.  I think, instead, that he believes something that seems foolish.  But I also think that every great person seems that way to others.

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