How Would the Hero of Fahrenheit 451 Guy Montag Influence Society in “I am Malala”

The main character of the book Fahrenheit 451 from the first trimester, Guy Montag, would respond to change in the world of the character, Malala, from I Am Malala, by trying to make people work to change society and make it better. Guy Montag tried to help people in his world in a very similar way to the way Malala Yousafzai made changes in her’s. Guy Montag saw the change his world needed and took initiative to make it happen. When Guy is put in the world of Malala, he would see what needed an adjustment and would channel his thoughts into actions.

Guy Montag discovered what was making the society suffer and he realized making a change started with himself. The main purpose of his job was to burn the books so people wouldn’t learn about the past. He felt that doing this was an extreme injustice to his world because people need books to gain knowledge which strongly affects their lives. Guy makes this realization when he gets asked the question, “are you really happy?” When this quote is said, it put him in a state of confusion and he needed to take a step back and look at what he was doing. He found out that books had such importance when a character named Clarisse stayed in a burning house just to be with her books. He remembers the conversation he had with her before the house was set on fire to burn the books. Looking back at it really shook him up in a similar way to how Malala reacted in I Am Malala.

On that note, Guy Montag would be frustrated with the way society was if he was put into the world of Malala. In I Am Malala, Malala knew what the right thing to do was for girls in her world. She fought for the education of women even though she knew there would be negative ramifications. This is similar to the way Guy Montag’s mind works. As said in Fahrenheit 451, “It doesn’t matter what you do, he said, so long as you change something from the way it was before you touched it into something that’s like you after you take your hands away,” it is important to make changes in this world, no matter how small or what the consequences are. This quote shows how both characters in these two different books think, and both have determination to make a change. Guy’s main objective was to change the way society was run and how the people perceived it. Since these characters have such similar traits, Guy would be frustrated and try to make changes.

One of the changes Guy would try to make would be on education, similar to Malala. In the world of Fahrenheit 451, Guy makes a stand to spread knowledge and not have it contained to just some people. Therefore, if he was in Malala’s world, then he would like to spread knowledge to these people and encourage education. In I Am Malala, Malala wanted to strive for girls to be educated as much as men were and this was a very dangerous goal at the time, she even got shot for standing for what she believed in. If Guy Montag and Malala could work together, their goals are so similar that they would work greatly to spread education and knowledge.

If the main character of Fahrenheit 451, Guy Montag, was placed in the alternate world of Malala, he would do his best to change the society for better, no matter the consequence. He would work so hard for this because he gets very frustrated when he knows what is right but realizes that is not what is happening at that point. In conclusion, Guy Montag would try to spread education through Pakistan and he would have a positive effect on the society on the world in I Am Malala.