Lauren Sladic
English 9 6th Hour
Ms. Henderhan
12 March 2015
How they change
In Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, Montag begins to challenge conformity and question society throughout the book. Bradbury begins part two with Montag acting very suspicious when he could feel the energy of the electric hound outside his door, “The cold rain falling. And the smell of blue electricity blowing under the locked door. “Let’s get back to work,” Montag said quietly” (68). As Montag’s anxiousness triggers a fight between him and Mildred he shows his change as he would’ve never argued with Mildred before. Another way that Bradbury shows how Montag has changed, when Mildred’s friends are over and he begins to read poetry to them. AS him doing something that to the ladies is crazy one of Mildred’s friend’s begins to cry, As Mrs. Phelps is crying Mrs. Bowles is not happy with Montag. As she begins to argue with Montag he insists her to leave by saying, “Go home and think of your first husband divorced and your second husband killed in a jet and your third husband blowing his brains out…Go home! Go home!” he yelled “Before I knock you down and kick you out the door”” (98). Montag lashes out on her as he would never have done before. Montag’s changes thorough part two have not seemed to help him to his benefit.