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Fahrenheit 451

In the book Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury, the main character, Guy

Montag meets a girl, Clarisse McClellan, who will tell him something that will

change his life forever. Guy is a fireman, who ignites fires instead of

putting them out. He burns house where books have been found. The reason

that these houses along with the books are burned is because the

government of this society does not want its people to read books. He then

talks to a girl named Clarisse, who tells him of a past where people were not

punished for

reading books, but instead encouraged to do so. Ray Bradbury chose the

title, Fahrenheit 451 for this novel because he says, that is the temperature

at which books burn. The original title, The Fire Man, was chosen to identify

Guy Montag, because he was a "fireman."

Guy learns to be more open-minded through out the sourse of this

novel. When he first meets Clarisse she says, " Strange I heard once that a

long time ago, houses used to burn by accident and they needed firemen to

stop the flames." At first, Guy does not believe her, but later on after she

dies/disappears, he then realizes that it is true.

Guy also learns that even though he did something against the law, it

was still



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