Guy Montag, the hero of Ray Bradbury's dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451, is surrounded by a gallery of contrasting, quirky or endearing supporting characters, all with an interesting story to tell. His wife, Mildred, and her friends Mrs. Phelps and Mrs. Bowles are well-adjusted and superficially happy citizens who live to watch television. Guy’s superior, Captain Beatty, is a conflicted intellectual. Clarisse McClellan is a young curious, empathetic, and independent outsider. Professor Faber is a person who loves books and who warns against the harmful development of society. Granger and his group have memorized many books and are therefore considered living books. The selfless and friendly academics hope for a better future.

With our detailed characterizations of the main character and these minor characters, we would like to make your work in literature classes easier. For all important characters you will find here the basic information about their appearance, profession, and age. But that's not all! Here we describe, in an easy-to-understand language, the enormous development that the novel's hero, Guy Montag, goes through. Learn all about the scary fire chief Beatty and Guy's well-adjusted wife Mildred and her friends. Read how the clever Clarisse, the reclusive Faber, and the rebellious dissidents in Granger's group fight the system and what their defining characteristics are. 

You will soon find out that our systematic study of the characters will make it much easier for you to understand the novel and to create your own characterizations. 

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