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In the book Guy Montag the main character begins to question the things around him when he meets a local girl He quickly feels comfortable with her and they begin to have discussions about mundane things that seem to open up Montags eyes Then one day the girl is gone In a short few weeks he had become dependant on the girls company Once she is gone he finds himself changed by having known her When he goes to work on one of the following days there is a fire alarm He and the other fireman rush to answer the call and discover an old woman in a house with books and magazines in her attic They quickly gather the illegal materials together and douse them in kerosene They are trying to coax the crazy woman out of the house when she brings out a match Guy stays and tried to talk her out of it but is unsuccessful This experience haunts him all night and into the next day He doesnt go to work the next day and his boss Beatty knows whyI think that this crazy woman is a representation of the beliefs of the Salem witch trials People all around them were calling them devil worshipers and telling them that they were going to hell Even though they knew it would be certain death as did the crazy lady they stood fast with their beliefs and died for them She represents a courage that most common people dont have She knew that she had to be true to herselfBeatty comes to Guys house and tells him the truth about the origin of firemen He tells him that people before the civil war were very simple They had books but it didnt really matter because there was no mass to it Once the technological revolution came about people stopped wanting all the excess that was included in the book People became more interested
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