Fahrenheit 451

In thee part 3 "Three Burning Bright" , Why is Montag able to "truly release himself" from his former persona?

The question is from page 107-123 , when Montag kills Beatty.

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Montag actually burns his whole house down. He burns Mildred's stuff, he enjoys that, and everything his former identity had. Pretty soon Montag is himself on the run, no longer the person he used to be.

Montag also burns Beatty to ashes permanently separating him from his former life.