The main conflict is Montag's struggle to escape the society he lives in. Over the course of the story, he betrays his wife and coworkers. The climax of the story is when Montag kills his fire captain and heads for the city's border. The conflict is resolved when Montag outruns the police, and the city is obliterated by a bombing run.
Opinion of Book
"At least you were a fool about the correct things," Page 116
Montag is a very understanding man. Despite being a fireman, who burns books for a living, he befriends a retired English professor, who Montag catches reading poetry out of a book in his jacket.
"That was all to it, really. An hour of monologue, a poem, a comment, an then withiut either acknowledging the fact Montag was a fireman, Faber, with a certain trembling, wrote his address on a slip of paper. "For your file," he said, "in case you decide to be angry at me." "I'm not angry," Montag said, surprised."
Montag is a very persistant man. When his wife gives up attempting to read the books, Montag still tries to push onward and read.
"God, Millie, don't you see? An hour a day, two hours, with ghese books, and maybe..."