I need text evidence that concretely explains the portrayal and characterizations of the protagonists in part one: "The Hearth and the Salamander".
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Montag is portrayed as a man simply living his life as a fireman and not questioning if he is happy or content. Clarisse is the person who wakes him up from the stupor of his regular life. Clarisse is a young woman with an old soul. Clarisse is a wide-eyed 17-year-old girl to whom Montag is drawn. Clarisse is interested in parts of the world Montag doesn't understand, such as watching people, looking at the moon, and smelling the leaves. Clarisse has no taste for the advanced technology her society has come to depend on, and thus represents the antithesis of Millie, Montag's wife.