Beatty

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Indirectly : Smart

Beatty is indirectly characterized as smart in " Fahrenheit 451." One example is how he explains to Montag about the history of fireman and books. Smart is having or showing quick-witted knowledge and or using your brain and not letting your emotions take over. Beatty is smart because he knew if he told everyone that he gets all his knowledge from books he would be in trouble so he kept it to himself and used it against people.

Directly : Dignified

Beatty is directly characterized as dignified in "Fahrenheit 451." One example is when the narrator tells that he keeps his dignity while he is backing out through the door (on page 39). Beatty is dignified because he did not lose his dignity and just run away from his problems.

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