Montag is indirectly classified as wise in the story "Fahrenheit 451." An example of this is in the story even though the law restricts books he still feels there is a use for them. He sees the knowledge and importance of things as the people around him do not. Even though the books are restricted he still takes them and finds more and more things about them, and that their not as harmful as most people think they are.
Montag was directly characterized as unhappy. An example of this is that in the book Montag actually classifies himself as unhappy. He said himself "he wore his happieness like a mask."