Fahrenheit 451 Summary

How does Fahrenheit 451 end?

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At the end of Fahrenheit 451, Montag has escaped the city and joined a small community of survivors who successfully fled the repressive society and are dedicated to memorizing books. The group is moving north to start anew, and for the first time in his life Montag has a future to look forward to. 


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As Ray Bradbury’s science fiction classic Fahrenheit 451 comes to an end, Montag has assimilated himself into the small but growing community of refugees who had successful fled the autocratic, repressive society that saw books as tools of dissent and rebellion, and from which this former fireman was now cast adrift.  Montag, of course, fled the city to escape the consequences of his actions.  He had illegally possessed a book of fairy tales, and was now at risk of being prosecuted for this unspeakable crime.  Bradbury’s novel takes place during a time of war, however, and the city from which Montag has fled is destroyed.  Among those with whom Montag has taken refuge is Granger, one of...

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