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Guy Montag the main character in Fahrenheit 451 goes through a huge change He starts out to be a fireman someone who burns banned books a book that is illegal to have or read because it is thought to be inappropriate by some group or organization or the like In the book you were said to be a criminal if you owned a banned book or even if you read it Montag changed a great deal from a fireman who burns books to a criminal who reads and owns books He does this to try and change society To make the people actually enjoy books and look at their good aspects rather than their bad aspects There are many reasons for the change in Montags life The book has several subtle hints to what causes the change First of all I think that Clarisse the sixteen-year-old girl going on seventeen influenced Montag a lot After they met they became really good friends and they began to talk seriously to each other and not just talk playfully Clarisse continued to tell Montag things the way she saw them and she talked to him a lot about things her uncle told her She always told him about how her uncle kept telling her how firemen were in the many years before and how they would put out fires rather than make them When Montag was informed that Clarisse was hit by a car and killed he got really depressed and everything that Clarisse had ever told him or done with him stayed with him and he never forgot it After her death the things that Clarisse told Montag influenced him more and he really paid attention to what she had been telling him all along I think that Clarisse had the over all biggest impression an Montag making him have a different perspective and look at things differently Not too long after Montag learned about
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