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Mildred “Millie” Montag
Guy Montag’s wife. She lives a vacuous life filled with television and radio. She has no ideas of her own and is frightened by the very notion of non-conformity. She ultimately betrays her husband to the authorities rather than face the meaninglessness of her own life.
The Montag’s seventeen-year old neighbor. She is a fresh young girl whose nonconformist attitudes make her an outcast. She likes to pick flowers and watch birds and her fresh oldfashioned values are cause enough for her to see a psychiatrist. She is the catalyst for Montag’s change, causing him to question his own happiness. A hit-and-run driver kills her.
The chief fireman at the station. He has read many books and memorized most of them. He appears to be a hard-core believer in the new system and ultimately forces Montag to burn down his own house. Montag kills Beatty in this confrontation.
An old English professor whose help Montag enlists when he decides to be a revolutionary.
An author and intellectual exile who is the leader of a group that hopes to re-populate the world with books.
Mrs. Phelps and Mrs. Bowles
Montag’s neighbors. He frightens them by showing them his stolen books in a fit of anger.
A martyr who sets herself and her home on fire rather than let the firemen do it. Her death preys on Montag’s growing self-awareness. Montag steals a book from her house before he leaves.
Stoneman and Black
Two firemen who work along with Montag. They believe in the system and wish to religiously conform to the rules and regulations. Montag plants a book in Black’s house.
Fred Clement, Dr. Simmons, Prof. West Reverend Padover
Members of Granger’s exiled group. They are all eminent scholars who are non-conformists and idealists.
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