FC: Fahrenheit 451 | Fahrenheit 451 Character Analysis Hannah Cowan, Hannah Johnson, Hannah Bradham, Kelsey Crawford, Alaina Hay, Shelby Villnow, Andrew Crool, Isaan Auzenne
2: Montag is the main character of the novel, he is a firefighter who enjoys burning homes with books in them. Until one day he burns a lady with her books, he then sees that burning books is wrong and turns away from the firemen to save books and burn the other fire mens homes. This is how his views for censorship throughout the novel change. In the beginning of the novel, Montag is for censorship and loves to burn books, as shown in the first words of the novel, “It was a pleasure to burn.” After his encounter with burning an actual person, Montag’s views of censorship change and he starts to turn against the thought of it.
3: Guy Montag
4: Mildred Montag
5: Mildred is Montag's wife. She is obsessed with the television parlors. She interacts with them and calls them ‘family’. She is always watching the shows and she wants the four walls of the television parlor to be television walls. Mildred doesn’t work and she stays at home all day. She invites her friends over to watch the television walls and she barely pays any attention or talks to Montag.
6: Clarisse McClellan
7: Clarisse McClellan is a 17 and crazy. She is secluded from society because of her odd habits. She is constantly asking questions and being extremely curious. Clarisse is a dystopic protagonist who constantly goes against the normal.
8: Beatty | Beatty is the captain of the Fire Department, he approves censorship throughout the novel. Beatty has read quite a few novels and quotes them in the book
9: An old English professor who is very cowardly. He loves reading books but is afraid to stand up for what he believes in. He helps Montag plant books in firemans homes to start a rebellion. | Faber
10: Mrs. Phelps is Mildred's self-absorbed friend, who has been married three times, she is insincere and takes everything has a joke. | Mrs. Phelps
11: The mechanical hound is a terrible machine of modern technology. It is sitting outside Montag’s house as he and Mildred are reading. The mechanical hound kills people that think heavily. The hound kills people instead of saving people live fire dogs of today. It injects chemicals that will paralyze or stun its victims. | Mechanical Hound
12: One of Mildred’s friends that is over at Montag’s house when Montag has his breakdown. She mentions that she has been married three times, one ended in divorce, another in the husband being killed in an accident, and the third, the husband committed suicide. She also has two children who hate her and don’t spend any time around her. | Mrs. Bowles
13: A woman whose husband died jumping off a building, Mrs. Phelps mentions her as an example of someone whose husband died not from war, but suicide. | Gloria
14: (Woman that died in fire.)- A courageous protagonist who is willing to die with the novels she has collected throughout her life along with her home | Mrs. Blake
15: Granger is the leader of the group that Montag finds when he is fleeing from the city after killing Captain Beatty. Granger is extremely intelligent and intellectual. He is determined to contain the knowledge that books convey throughout the age of people burning books. | Granger
16: A fireman who works with Montag and lives the normal life of a firefighter without question. | Stoneman
17: .A fireman who works with Montag and lives the normal life of a firefighter without question. | Black
18: From U.C.L.A., a specialist in Ortega y Gasset | Dr. Simmons
19: former occupant of the Thomas Hardy chair at Cambridge in the years before it became an Atomic Engineering School | Fred Clement
20: Professor West | Ethics for Columbia University