Psychiatric Evaluation Of Guy Montag 1. Description Of Character At First Meeting – Clarisse A) Physical Appearance Montag is 30 years of age, has a fierce grin and dark shiny eyes.
He is usually in his fireman’s outfit — Charcoal stained jacket/pants, dirty helmet with the numbers 451 etched in. B) Mental State Montag is somewhat happy with life, as well as his work — looks forward to the end of a good day’s work, skeptical about new things (technology for one), dedicated, courageous, intelligent, takes chances (gambling), and yet a bit terrified of the thought of Beatty finding the books he has hidden behind the grille in his home. C) Behaviour Pattern Montag is aware of things around him, social, a shrewd observer, and attentitive. At this time in the novel he seems to be battling with two different people within his mind, due to the high amount of self-conversation.Bio-chemical analysis may reveal a cranial disorder. 2.
Background Of Family (hypothesize if necessary) A) Mother His Mother was a quick-thinker, she was usually apart from her son for an unknown reason (perhaps work), we can deduce this from the time when there was a blackout in his childhood, and Montag and his mother had a rare quiet moment together. B) Father We can deduce that Montag’s father wasn’t very attentive to him, perhaps because of his dedicated duty as a fireman. Now, in adulthood, Montag looks upon Beatty for advice regarding life.
C) Siblings None. D) Home Environment A Modern household, perhaps a parlor family, has a cold/impersonal relationship with his wife. Montag has no children but would love to have some, but Mildred “just never wanted any children at all” 3. Background Of Character A) Education Montag seems to be well educated, and has a variety of views on the society he lives in. B) Social Other than the odd chat with Faber or Clarisse, he mostly associates with his wife and the other fireman — Beatty especially.4. Description Of Character At Second Meeting – Fire Hall A) Physical Appearance -Still in fireman’s outfit B) Mental State When Beatty asked Montag if he had a guilty conscience, he just laughed softly — probably agreeing with him internally but shoving it off as a joke externally.
C) Behaviour Pattern Somewhat tense, panicky at times due to the Hound growling at him. Begins to feel like an outsider in the firehall and at home. 5. Description Of Character At Third Meeting – Faber A) Physical Appearance -Still in fireman’s outfit B) Mental State Brave for having stolen the book he was carrying, modest about that fact yet apprehensive.Is in need of someone to talk to, Faber looks at him as needing to be cared for, and not to have the presence of books. C) Behaviour Pattern Is very keen by using reverse psychology to coax Professor Faber into helping him out.
He has feelings for his fellow human beings yet if his wife died he wouldn’t even shed a tear. Takes action when he sees something wrong, very determined. 6.
Diagnosis The patient seems to be suffering from a serious case of schizophrenia that is — any of a group of psychotic disorders characterized by delusions, withdrawal, conflicting emotions, and deterioration of the personality and mind. He seems to be talking to himself alot, perhaps to express/remember his views or ideas more fully in his mind, or just out of the lack of friendship. Due to the views of the society he dwells in, it may be possible that it’s influence on him has brought him to this present state of mild insanity. 7. Conclusion A) Treatment The disorder Montag suffers from can be cured.It will require constant and regular observations, medication, and hospital care if the condition begins to worsen. Perhaps a vacation to a tropical island is in order, such as Hawaii, the patient would be exposed to a variety of different cultures, and away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
He must begin to focus on the good things in life, and try not to worry about the condition of the society he lives in. Through the use of relaxation tapes and sessions, a new job, and a female companion, I think the patient will recuperate fine and attain a new standard of living 7) Termination CURED!!! Med. Report – Feb. 12/92.