She is a big snitch. She goes crazy when her husband, Montag brings books home. One day in the television parlor she says, “’Now,’ said Mildred, ‘My “family” is people’” (Bradbury 64). She thinks the people in the television are her family. Clarisse is another one of the main characters.
The nation has turned into an anti-social community that has been confined to staring at a television set for hours with no interaction. With doing so, most of the people have confronted to depression and even suicide. Mildred is so oblivious that she turns against her own husband, Montag, by yelling, “Books aren’t people. You read and I look all around, but there isn’t anybody” (Bradbury, 69). Mildred is against the fact that books can help and opposes the idea when her husband tries to read to her.
Growing up with this lack of authority and the inability to differ between right and wrong is the ideal environment for the makings of a psychopath. Alex has no real connection with anyone; no one has ever been there to guide and teach him that there is a better path than the one he is on. He is overlooked by everyone in his life and has never had a meaningful relationship with anyone. The environmental and nurture concepts would both agree that Alex is a product of the world around him, apathetic and selfish. The 1971 film, A Clockwork Orange is a classic piece of work in the world of psychology.
Consequently, his yearning for books causes him to rebel against the legislation of his society. Montag isn’t like the rest of the people in his community, he is a unique character who sees the dilution around him. This drastic change in Montag relates to the theme of Fahrenheit 451 because everyone in their society is assimilated to a standard lifestyle. Although Montag is different from everyone else, it is important because no change can ever happen if everyone is the
Janie is deceived by Joe because he represents empty dreams for Janie, he was a “drape [for] her dreams” Joe took advantage of Janie and manipulates her to do excessive labour for him in the store and constantly silences her. Furthermore, Joe Starks never treats Janie with respect as he views her as an object and spends his time commanding her. Joe pushes away the opportunity
As the book goes on, Mildred and Montag have struggles. Montag realizes that Mildred wasn’t the person he fell in love with, and how she’s depressed and doesn’t even know it. The society that Montag is living in, isn’t a very good one. Some people rarely even go outside, they just watch the parlors, and that isn’t a good thing. Some people don’t evne know what the moon loosk like.
In The Lottery, the characters of the story follow traditional ideas, however they do not inquire about these ideas that are not moral at all. Initially, the people of a small village have a lottery that occurs each year in which the winner ironically doesn’t win money, but wins a ticket to death. The villagers show no sign of excitement, but they are rather demonstrating that an event such as this one is not fun at all. In addition to that, the box is a major symbol in the story. The box is very shabby, demonstrating that they don’t take care of it or fix it.
People are so used to this because they are told that life is created like this is natural and better for the success of the community. During Fahrenheit 451, we learn that people do not have actual families, they have a parlor with interactive shows that are like plays that Mildred, Guy’s match, usually partakes in. These people are absorbed in the world of technology so they never talk to anyone who is not living in their house. These different events show that people have no idea how life is created or where they originally came from. At one point, they will find out the truth about their
The purpose of the clowns is to display how mindless television can be, and society as a whole is just as mindless in this novel, not caring for anyone but themselves. The viewers give no expressive thinking while watching the mindless violence through their TV sets, and therefore don’t pay any considerable thought to why they are watching what they are and to such a great
Mildred uses technology the most, And in some ways is an immature adult. She just watches TV all day just like a couch potato. She describes that, "My 'family ' is my people (75)." This shows a lack of maturity, and a lack of communication with others. Examples in
Information citizens know are derived from the government, and since the citizens also have no access to books, they can only rely on information from the government. Citizens in Montag’s world do not question the government because they are unaware of the contents of books, which have been censored from them. Additionally, purging society of books destroys years and decades worth of precious information retaining the world’s history. During a conversation with Clarisse McClellan and Montag, Clarisse asked, “ ‘Is it true that long ago firemen put fires out instead of going to start them?’ ‘No. Houses have always been fireproof, take my word for it’ ”(Bradbury 6).
Social lives and interaction in Fahrenheit 451 are also somewhat different than our world. In their world, people don’t usually interact, and they have parlor ‘families’ on TV screens. Any relationship someone does have is usually fake, shallow, and distant. In the book, Millie interacts with her neighbors, but all they do is watch the parlor TV’s. When Montag unplugs the parlor, the women can’t seem to have a meaningful conversion, and repeat the same sentences to each other.
The novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury is about this society in which people are not allowed to own or read any books. The firemen instead of putting out fires, go and start them. They are trusted with the duty of burning any books people might have in their homes. The society realies almost entirely on machines and technology to do just about anything for them. At times, this can be very helpful.
This photograph of the “Life Wall” is connected to Fahrenheit 451 because in the story the narrator constantly highlights people sitting around in the “parlour”. In Fahrenheit 451 the “parlour” is a living room in every house that instead of four normal walls has four TV walls. Just as how in the story, which is placed in the 24th century, people have walls as TV’s, the photograph of the “Life Wall” showed TV walls as well, but for our current time period. In Fahrenheit 451, Montag’s wife, Mildred, is constantly in the “parlour” watching drama shows or talking to her friends. Montag indicates that everyone in the society he lives in spends all their time in the “parlour”.