The first thing that makes Clarisse and Marilyn alike is their traits of purity and innocence. “There was only the girl walking with him now, her face bright as snow in the moonlight” (Fahrenheit 451, 7) This is one of the first descriptions of Clarisse. The way that she was described used words like “bright” and “white”. The color white symbolizes purity and innocence. Using light and white description words shows that Clarisse is a very pure and innocent Character.
Just by looking at the meaning of both female’s names, a clear contrast and favoritism in Clarisse is already found. Another significance of these characters contrasting personalities is the way Bradbury makes them physically. Clarisse is physically healthy and young, in the prime season of her life, showing the ideal way of life Bradbury is trying to portray. She is a character representation of the old society Bradbury wanted which consisted of books, and the investment of individual relationship. Whereas Mildred represents a futuristic character addicted to a world without literature or thinking for yourself, which also has an abundance of mindless tv and technology.
It shows how people in this novel are afraid of being different. On the other hand, Clarisse shows her true identity to Montag and questions why society is like this. Why people burn books, why kids kill other kids, just why? She’s the only person that is curious to why people are against books. She considers herself abnormal as she does not follow what others kids do, for example going to school.
They want everyone to act the same. But since Clarisse is different, she gets kind of set aside from all the other kids. Clarisse shows how antisocial the society they live in really is because of their excessive use of technology and fast paced culture. “But I don't think it's social to get a bunch of people together and then not let them talk, do you?” People are not actually
This relates to our world today because some people are constantly getting influenced by things in their society just like North Korea, how everyone is constantly being told what to believe and being continuously watched and listened in on to make sure they are not saying things that will make someone in the country unhappy or make the leaders look bad. In this story the character Clarisse makes people realize they are living a life that they do not like, which is just what happened when Clarisse told Montag that he wasn’t happy then he realized that, “ He was not happy. He was not happy. He said the words to himself. He recognised this as the true state of affairs” (9).
Clarisse asks “Are you happy?” (10) Clarisse is a complete opposite compared to Mildred's unsocial and dark representations. Clarisse represents a side of people that the government does not want people to be like or to see. In the dystopian society they are living in, seeing a girl like Clarisse is rare and the government sees her and her family to be a threat. Her family are often reported to be heard laughing and talking which to there society, is considered a disturbance to the government. Clarisse does everything she can do to keep herself from being wrapped up in the dystopian society she is forced into, unlike Mildred who is what the government sees to be a model citizen.
In this she says she thinks about things but won't tell anyone what. She doesn’t want them to tell her what she should be doing. And this only explains part of who Clarisse is. Clarisse is also venturesome, metaphorically and literally. She often talks of going out and seeing the different flowers and butterfly’s, even though no one talks about the flowers or bugs, she does what's
The word “uneasily” gives the reader the sense that something is wrong, but Clarisse is only thinking. However, that is not normal in the world they live in. Clarisse questions Montag’s happiness which displays a reflection of Montag’s character and life. He then realizes how upsetting life really is and begins to change it by reading and going against the current. Granger makes a point to open a mirror factory after the end of the world.
Delightfully human and mindful of her environment, Clarisse hates the reality discovering that goes for cutting edge instruction. She appreciates rain, dandelions, fall leaves, and even sessions with her expert, who misdiagnosis her richness for living. So Clarisse isn't attempting to show Montag anything.
For example, Esperanza states that “I am the one who leaves the table like a man, without putting back the chair or picking up the plate” ( Cisneros # 89 ). This reveals that Esperanza is not going to fall in the category of all other women who has to follow all the rules and clean up after the men. This also shows that the girls are always expected to do certain things and which is becoming a maid for a men. The women are just supposed to do all the cleaning, pushing, and the men are like the guests who needs special care. The women has no freedom when they are always looking after the men and cleaning all the men’s