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Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury is a capturing novel set in the 24th Century where society is far different from its present state The protagonist Guy Montag is a fireman but not in the traditional sense In the society presented in Fahrenheit 451 it is illegal to own a book or to read one The solution to making sure this does not happen is the firemen which have burned every book in existence However not long into the story Montag begins to question his profession and whether or not books should be abolished Eventually he flees the oppressive society by which he was bound and joins an underground community and witnesses the destruction of his previous society by an atomic explosion and dedicates his life to restoring literature and reading In the beginning of the novel Montag develops a relationship with his 17 year old neighbor Clarisse McClellan Clarisse proves to be an inquisitive young individual who often questions why things are instead of what they are This eventually leads to Montags questioning of his own principles and morals He asks himself Why are books such a forbidden source of information and why are their rebels that stay so dedicated to keeping these forbidden pieces of literature Is there some hidden power within them This leads Montag on an adventure to obtain one of these wicked collections of ink and paper and discover their true meaning He soon discovers that this is not as easy as he thought considering that he works for the fire department and they are the ones helping to keep books out of circulation Shortly afterwards Montag gets a call to go to an old womans house who is secretly keeping a stash of books and thus they must be burned Him and his fire crew rush to the scene break down the door and discover the woman hiding in her house along with a massive stash of books Immediately Captain
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