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Learn about the characters in Ray Bradbury's novel Fahrenheit 451 with Course Hero’s video study guide.
|Montag||Guy Montag is a fireman who has begun to question the role he serves as a book burner in a repressive society. Read More|
|Beatty||Captain Beatty, Montag's boss at the firehouse, is a literary expert who believes in his mission to destroy books. Read More|
|Clarisse||Clarisse McClellan, Montag's neighbor, is a young nonconformist in a society that does not tolerate nonconformity. Read More|
|Mildred||Mildred, Montag's wife, is a conformist who is obsessed with meaningless television. Read More|
|Faber||Faber, a retired English professor, mentors Montag's rebellion but is unwilling to become a true rebel himself. Read More|
|Granger||Granger, a retired professor, leads a group of literary rebels who hope to rebuild society. Read More|
|Old woman||The old woman is a book owner who burns herself alive rather than watch the firemen burn her hidden stash of books.|
|Black||Black, whose name is symbolic of burning and the dominant society's preference for ignorance over knowledge, is one of Montag's fellow firemen.|
|Mrs. Bowles||Mrs. Bowles, who becomes infuriated and denounces Montag as "nasty," is one of the assembled friends Mildred is entertaining when Montag reads poetry aloud to them.|
|Fred Clement||Before he lost his position, Clement held the Thomas Hardy chair at Cambridge; he's one of the people who has memorized books.|
|Reverend Padover||Reverend Padover is a former minister who lost his position because of his views and is now a member of the rebel group of book lovers.|
|Mrs. Phelps||Mrs. Phelps is one of the group of friends Mildred is hosting when Montag reads aloud poetry, which causes her to sob.|
|Dr. Simmons||Dr. Simmons used to teach philosophy; now he is one of the book lovers and has memorized the works of Marcus Aurelius.|
|Granger's grandfather||Granger's grandfather is an artist and a deep influence on his grandson, to whom he passed along his life principles: see the world with wonder and curiosity; express individuality; and respect all of nature, including human nature.|
|Clarisse's uncle||Clarisse's uncle, a nonconformist who questions society and encourages free thinking, is arrested twice by authorities, once for being a pedestrian and a second time for driving too slowly.|