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What is the significance of Guy Montag's initial interaction with his neighbor, Clarisse?
Clarisse acts as the catalyst that moves Montag to question his own authenticity and substance. Their exchange gives Montag greater self-awareness.
Because Montag spent time with Clarisse after dark, he is a suspect in her murder investigation.
Through conversation and brainstorming, it is Montag and Clarisse who come up with the idea of memorizing books in order to preserve their knowledge.
Clarisse is the character who informs Guy about the other firemen's knowledge of him stealing books.
Guy and Clarisse have an affair that leads to Guy and Mildred's estrangement.