Fahrenheit 451 is about a firefighter named Guy Montag. The setting is in the future and Guy's job is to burn books. Books are illegal and anyone who has them are put in prison. Guy has a dysfunctional wife named Mildred who overdoses on sleeping pills all the time. Guy is depressed and realizes he doesn't love Mildred anymore or his life. Guy then meets a strange girl named Clarisse McClellan. He starts seeing things from her point of view. She ends up dying, though, and Guy is very upset. He quits his job as a firefighter after and old woman commits suicide after they burn her books. It is a kind of depressing story but makes you realize if you think something is important, fight for it.