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Clarisse is strong, curious, wants to learn, doesn't care that she doesn't fit in, and she actually THINKS (unlike most of the novel's other characters). Her innocence and refusal to conform intrigue Montag, as does her optimistic outlook on life.
Montag inexplicably loves his job and settles for a life in which he isn't happy. He's stuck in a rut so deep that he doesn't even question happiness until after he meets Clarisse. He imagines he is content and does what he's expected to do. Clarisse causes Montag to question everything..... he doesn't understand her, but he envies her outlook.