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Guy Montag the main character in Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury goes through a huge change in his life He changes from a typical fireman who follows the laws into a person who challenges the law Montag wakes up from being numbed and realizes that he is unhappy Montags wife Mildred who is addicted to Television and radio did not care about Montags feelings However Clarisse and Faber played a big role in Montags life Montag is a metaphor for a numbed society and his courage is demonstrated as he wakes up and evolves into his real human self throughout the book Montags first awakening starts when he meets Clarisse A 17 year old girl who liked to smell things and look at things and sometimes stay up all night walking and watching the sun rise She asks Montag about his life and asks him Are you happy At that time Montag was laughing and did not really think about what Clarisse asked him and why is she asking him these kinds of questions But later on Montag questions life and his happiness He was not happy When he realizes that he is unhappy he starts thinking about Clarisse and the questions she asked him He knew there is something missing in his life that makes him unhappy Another thing that Clarisses questions made Montag think about his wife Mildred Whether they love each other or not Montag asks Mildred is she remembers where they met the first time when did we meet And where This really shows the affect of Clarisses questions on Montags sudden changes towards his life and the society around him And also proves that Montag is looking forward for his missing happiness Before Montag meet with Clarisse he did not think about his life and he never thought that he is unhappy and there is something missing in his life He realizes how hopeless his
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