The attempted suicide of Montag’s wife leads him to begin questioning the world in which he lives. He eventually meets a young girl, Clarisse McClellan, who is different from everyone as she and her family actually enjoy conversing with others. Through conversations with Clarisse on his walks home from work he begins do become curious about what could possibly be in the books to warrant banning them completely. This all eventually leads Montag
What she did scar Montag forever,”the woman on the porch reached out with contempt to them [firemen] all, and struck the kitchen match against the railing”(Bradbury 37). After the incident, Montag thought about the suicidal woman and he is confused as to why she would sacrifices her own life for some mere books. Since he’ve been told that books are evil, a spark of curiosity blooms within him. In part two, Montag is desperate for help. After his boss, Beatty, talks to him about the history of firemen and books, Montag is afraid that Beatty knows that he stole a book.
In her article, Suellen says “...it was somehow indecent to risk laying my family bare for the sake of Ann’s personal expression of grief.” It appears that Ann is somewhat selfish in this aspect, because she refused Suellen’s requests to find a smaller publisher or ask for no publicity. In Truth and Beauty, Ann writes about intimate conversations between her and Lucy, as can be seen in her writing: “She was completely, wretchedly miserable, but then told me after the fact it was because she had been on a huge heroin bender before she moved and decided that she would quit cold turkey when she got to Brooklyn” (page 245). If I were Lucy, I would likely imagine that because I had told her such secrets in confidence, she wouldn’t go out and share them with the world. And then, as Suellen and Ann both say in their literary works: “That was my
Firstly, Alaska’s depression was very prevalent throughout the whole book. She smoked cigarettes to die, she had unreasoned mood swings and admits she is a very unhappy person. The first reason why Alaska 's death was a suicide was because she admitted to pudge she didn 't smoke to have fun, she smoked to die. When they were alone her words were “y’all smoke to enjoy it, I smoke to die” (Green 44). Alaska didn 't smoke lie the
He keeps some books and hopes to read them and find out what they are about. Montag is traumatized, “You weren’t there, you didn’t see. There must be something in books, things we can’t imagine, to make a women stay in a burning house; there must be something there. You don’t stay for nothing” (Bradybury56). Montag’s attention about books changes after the girl burns to death.
The first time is when Laura is at the hotel reading Mr. Dalloway because she is disgusted of taking care Richie. For example, she thinks that “[I] can decide to die… [I] can leave them all behind—[my] child and [my] husband and Kitty, [my] parents, everybody” (152) in the middle of reading. This quote suggests that Laura is considering committing suicide in order to escape from her problems, such as the isolation from her family and the homosexual relationship with Kitty. The second time is when Virginia cannot bear her mental illness anymore. For instance, in the letter for Leonard, she says “I feel certain that I am going mad again: I feel we cannot go through another of these terrible times.
Mildred is one of the most controversial characters in Fahrenheit 451. This is because we can’t suggest that she is fully deprived, her suicidal attempt shows Mildred is unhappy. Mildred wanted to be more active in the social side but her intellectual limitations prevented this from happening. She is obsessed with watching the television and is literally watching the world through a television screen. Montag’s wife “Mildred” who is addicted to television and radio did not care about her husband’s feelings.
While dealing with the frustration with her sister, she experience horrendous illnesses that causes her to isolate herself. Sulking about her husband cheating on her and as she locks herself it seems as if she could attempt suicide at anytime. After revealing her death Rosaura is truly the most unfortunate in the novel. Overall, Rosaura didn’t have any desires to pursue which allowed Mama Elena restrict her from anything
Juliet believes she has found her true love and then her father tells her that she has to marry Paris. The brain makes a good decision and Juliet decides to see an adult. In this case, it is not a peer that gives Juliet bad advice but an elder. When Friar Lawrence tells Juliet to take a potion to make her appear dead, she brain does not consider how much grief and pain her family will endure but only thinks about being with the man she met less than a week ago. Juliet’s brain also did not process that word of her death would spread around and Romeo would think that she is dead.
All that was over…” (Pages 28-29) This shows the inner struggle that many of the characters experience throughout the novel. The external conflict is not resolved by the characters, but is later revealed to the readers through Justice Wargrave’s confession letter. I believe the only ones to solve their problems of guilt were Vera Claythorne and Justice Wargrave. At the end of the novel, Vera Claythorne hangs herself because she believes that it’s what her lover wants her to do, and that he is waiting in the afterlife for her. By killing herself, I believe that she has freed her spirit from the guilt that burdened her because she is getting what she deserved for the murder that she committed.
Another thing that led the narrator close to insanity was basically being isolated in the house. She spoke many times about wanting to see cousin Henry and Julia but John said he would only let her see them when she gets well and anytime before that he would rather "put fireworks in her pillowcase" than let her see those "stimulating people." After awhile she thought it was "discouraging not to have any advice and companionship." John spent most of his time in town because of serious cases and Jennie let her be alone when ever she wanted to be. When she was alone she said she would always cry I 've nothing and started to imagine things is the wallpaper.
Even though Faber is telling him not to and that he is a fool, Montag is too deep in his anger to control himself. Mildred Montag is Guy’s wife and another major character. She is suicidal and a shell of a woman. She takes all her entertainment in the form of her “family” on the parlor walls. She uses the “family” to escape her own problems and immerse herself in another world where everything is better.
It becomes hard to recognize her as the story progresses, sleepwalking through the castle and constantly rubbing her hands as she attempts to remove the innocent blood shed on her hands driven by her guilt-ridden mind. Lady Macbeth is unable to surpass the evil she has set on herself and in the end; the guilt she prayed against became her worst enemies. She was beyond repair and it lead to her suicide. Furthermore, in the yellow wallpaper the protagonist becomes mentally ill for being locked in a room deprived of life. The majority of the story takes place in a room which only induces pain deep within herself evoking negative mental thoughts.
This states another good example of cruelty to women because back then women were not allowed to work they were expected to stay home and clean all day and raise there kids. Lastly, In the story her husband never lets her talk about house she feels, so she keeps it all bottled up in her head which eventually drives her crazy. As “The Yellow Wallpaper” States “It 's hard to talk to john about my case, because he loves me so. But I tried to last night” (777 Gilman). This show another great example of women cruelty because back then women were not allowed to state there own opinion and also
The first example is Mildred she is a character who doesn’t know anything but isn’t happy, When Montag comes in her room, “…sleeping tablets which earlier today had been filled with thirty capsules and which now lay uncapped and empty…”(Bradbury 10) This shows that Mildred isn’t happy and tries to commit suicide even though she doesn’t know anything. Another example is Montag. Montag in the beginning book is ignorant is can be seen he isn’t happy. An example of how he isn’t happy is after talked with Clarisse he says, “ Of course I’m happy. What does she think?”(Bradbury 8) It can be seen that Montag isn’t sure he is happy or he wouldn’t have to tell himself that he is happy.