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Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury is a fascinating novel with many twists This novel provides a glance into a bleak world similar to our own where war is common feelings are shunned family is non-existent and thought is no longer a free right Books have been banned condemned to be burned on sight along with their owners And who should be the policemen of this world of ignorance The firemen Not unlike the firemen in our world today they dress alike drive big trucks and wail their loud sirens There is one fundamental difference however-these firemen start fires they burn the evil books because of their sin And who is the heartless unfeeling cold-warm fireman Guy Montag His father was a fireman and his father in turn so what other job could there be for a man like him Guy Montag has trouble answering that question and goes through many changes As mentioned Montag is like all the others at the commencement of the novel loving his job never questioning an authority that has never given him any reason to obey This all changes though when while walking home from work he encounters a young girl named Clarisse who through her innocence and oblivion to the world around her shows him that society is crumbling around him and that he can be a part of the solution not as everyone else is-the problem For the first time in his life he questions what he sees around him his wife overdosing on pills Clarisse getting hit by a speeding car and killed and even the book burning which he does every night for money Then curiosity gets the better of him as he steals a book from a raging fire during one of his raids As he looks at the woman who owns the virtual library which is about to be burned and who would rather die with her books then live in a jail he
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