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It was a pleasure to burnpg 3 says Montag at the beginning of Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury At first Montag is convinced that burning books and making sure people dont read is how things are supposed to be Towards the middle of the book he meets a young girl named Clarisse She is free-spirited and strange compared to the world around her She shakes Montag up and causes him to have mixed feelings about weather or not he is satisfied with his life and if he should be a fireman At the end he is convinced and sure of his decision that burning books is not right He is determined to change the way his town lives Montag goes through three phases of character development which are burning books is good then he questions himself third he is sure that being a fireman is not for him and books should be read Montag at first believes that burning books is a pleasure He also says he considers the smell of kerosene on him a perfume He is no different from the other people in his town Montag has the same idea that books dont contain anything of importance and that authors never agree so books are pointless He also doesnt know how to think because the people of the town never engage in conversation and school is all about television ie sports He walked toward the corner thinking little at all about nothing in particularpg 4 Montag is walking down a quiet street and while most people now would be thinking he is not This sort of situation is normal for the people of this town On subways they blare a television so that it is too loud for people to carry on conversations and there are no porches where people can sit and talk It seems as though the government is trying to keep the people from
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