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Characters Guy Montag Guy is a new-age fireman who suddenly realizes that his life is meaningless and starts to search for significances in books He is set on breaking free of the bonds of oppression and quickly bonds with anyone who seems that they could befriend him Mildred Montag Montags frail wife Mildred never wishes to indulge in a conversation with her husband about their failing marriage Her suicide attempts childish manner and obsession with television only complicate their marriage Captain Beatty Beatty is the well-read captain of Montags new-age fire department Conversely Beatty despises books and the people who harbor them and is deceitfully perceptive Clarisse McClellan Clarisse is an extremely happy seventeen-year-old girl who happens upon Montag and introduces him to the worlds happiness Her abnormal hobbies make her an outcast from society Professor Faber Montag met Faber a retired English professor a year before the start of the novel Faber posses few books and feels that his cowardice has led society to book burning Granger Granger is the leader of the Book People a vagrant society of book aficionados who intend on preserving literature He confides in the perseverance of the human spirit and is himself extremely intelligent Plot In a futuristic American city Guy Montag is a fireman This societys firemen start fires instead of putting them out The firemen are responsible for the destruction of books People here do not read books or enjoy nature they drive excessively fast cars and watch abnormal amounts of television Immediately after the exposition of the novel Montag meets a confident but gentle girl This girl Clarisse McClellan takes pleasure in asking arbitrary yet incisive question Montag stops to listen to these questions and the soon the girls love of nature and people opens Montags eyes In the next several days Montag realizes certain aspects of human nature in unsettling situations
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