Fahrenheit 451
Ray Bradbury
Contributed by Ariane Heyne
Chapter Summaries
Chapter Summaries Table
Chapter Summary
Section 1

From the opening through Montag’s arrival at home

The story is set in a grim and futuristic United States. Guy Montag is a firema...

Section 2

From Montag in his bedroom through the rain scene with Clarisse

Montag finds his meeting with Clarisse disturbing because he is not...

Section 3

From the first scene in the fire station through burning the old woman on Elm Street

Montag sees the Mechanical Hound at the fire s...

Section 4

From Montag and Mildred in bed to Beatty’s arrival

When Montag gets home, he conceals the book he has stolen beneath his pillow. ...

Section 5

From Beatty’s visit through the end of “The Hearth and the Salamander”

Captain Beatty stops by to check on Montag. He says th...

Section 6

From the opening through Montag’s visit with Faber

Do you know why books such as this are so important? Because they have qua...

Section 7

From after Montag’s visit with Faber through the end of “The Sieve and the Sand”

Montag takes out money from his account for ...

Section 8

From the opening through the second visit with Faber

Montag looks at Clarisse’s empty house. Beatty believes that he is under her...

Section 9

From after leaving Faber’s through the death of the fake Montag

Montag glances through the windows of other people’s houses to ...

Section 10

From after the fake Montag’s death through the end of the novel

After he sees the death of the anonymous scapegoat on television,...

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