Fahrenheit 451

in the opening pages of the novel how does montag feel about his roll as a fireman.

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At the beginning Guy Montag likes his job. It is a pretty prestigious job to have. Montag has enjoyed ten years of burning books. There is a certain amount of masculine pride he takes in it, perhaps similar to firemen today. He is also allowed certain freedoms that other people do not have. Montag actually gets to see forbidden books as he burns them to dust. Both his father and grandfather were Firemen and Montag seems happy to carry on the tradition. Things change after he meets Clarisse.