Guy Montag as a hero in Fahrenheit 451

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Guy Montag as a hero in Fahrenheit 451

A hero is a person who has exceptional qualities, achievements and can perform activities that an ordinary person would be difficult to do.  A hero can be a role model for people and be loved by everyone.  Guy Montag is a hero in the novel Fahrenheit 451. Guy Montag supports this when he stands up for his rights on books. He decides to defy his government in order to do what he feels is right, even at the loss of his family, friends, job, and property.

        Courage is one of the heroic qualities that Montag has. Throughout the novel he shows that he has courage to do the right thing even though things are against him. For example, “Montag places his hand on the woman’s elbow and says, ‘You can come with me.’”(Bradbury 39). He tries to convince the old lady to get out of the house which was about to be burned. This act requires courage because in a society presented in Fahrenheit 451, nobody cares about others and by helping the old lady, Montag creates suspicion about himself by his fellow firemen. Montag is brave because he takes and reads books even though it is illegal in order to follow his new beliefs and reading illegal books can lead serious conquences. Montag has a quality of a hero by having courage.

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        Beside courage, Montag also has specific skills which a person needs to be a hero. Montag not only has intelligent through but also has strength of constitution. He kills Beatty and knocks out 3 firemen with the mechanical hound in a very hard condition to escape. Secondly, Montag is intelligent because finally he also realizes the wrongs of society to change himself. Montag has ideals to destroy the houses of firemen to against the government by planting books in their houses. In conclusion, Montag is a hero because he has the quality of necessary skills.

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