Fahrenheit 451 Characters Flashcard Example #67582

Guy Montag
A third-generation fireman who suddenly realizes the emptiness of his life and starts to search for meaning in the books he is supposed to be burning. Though he is sometimes rash and has a hard time thinking for himself, he is determined to break free from the oppression of ignorance. He quickly forms unusually strong attachments with anyone who seems receptive to true friendship. His biggest regret in life is not having a better relationship with his wife.
A girl that Montag met that told him and made him think about what he was doing brining all of the books and that someone had to write all of the books
Named after a famous publisher, Faber competes with Beatty in the struggle for Montag’s mind. He manipulates Montag via his two-way radio to accomplish the things his cowardice has prevented him from doing himself. Faber tries to help Montag think independently and at other times he tries to dominate him. Similarly, he can be cowardly and heroic by turns. Neither Faber nor Beatty can articulate his beliefs in a completely convincing way, despite the fact that their pupil is naive.
Mildred Montag
Montag’s brittle, sickly looking wife. She is obsessed with watching television and refuses to engage in frank conversation with her husband about their marriage or her feelings. Her suicide attempt, which she refuses even to acknowledge, clearly indicates that she harbors a great deal of pain. Small-minded and childish, Mildred does not understand her husband and apparently has no desire to do so.
One of Mildred’s friends. Like Mrs. Phelps, she does not seem to care deeply about her own miserable life, which includes one divorce, one husband killed in an accident, one husband who commits suicide, and two children who hate her. Both of Mildred’s friends are represented as typical specimens of their society.
One of Mildred’s vapid friends. She is emotionally disconnected from her life, appearing unconcerned when her third husband is sent off to war. Yet she breaks down crying when Montag reads her a poem, revealing suppressed feelings and sensibilities.
Captain Beatty
The captain of Montag’s fire department. Although he is himself extremely well-read, paradoxically he hates books and people who insist on reading them. He is cunning and devious, and so perceptive that he appears to read Montag’s thoughts.
Firefighter with Montag
Firefighter with Montag
The Hound
robotic dog, enforces government control, procaine needle, doesn’t like Montag, programmed robot
The leader of the “Book People,” the group of hobo intellectuals Montag finds in the country. Granger is intelligent, patient, and confident in the strength of the human spirit. He is committed to preserving literature through the current Dark Age.
Old Lady in the House
Catches herself on fire because her books were being destroyed
Grangers Grandfather
this man was a sculptor, and when he died, Granger cried for all the things he would never do again — sculpt wood, hold a homing pigeon, tell a joke. Montag realizes that he never really saw Mildred do much of anything.

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