The walls are filled with a screen that plays senseless television shows. The novel Fahrenheit 451 is a warning to Americans predicting more people will become suicidal, watch television all day, and that our brains will be full of nothing but senseless thoughts if all books are gone. The novel warns Americans that the suicide rate will increase if people stop reading and are not aware of the outside world. At the beginning of the novel when Montag goes home and finds Mildred ghostly looking and pale he looks in the sleeping pill bottle to find that the full bottle is now empty (11). After calling for help, Montag is surprised at how fast they pumped Mildred’s stomach out.
Phelps and Mrs. Bowles, arrive to watch television with Mildred. Montag, disturbed by the women's mindless pleasantries and lack of awareness of the world around them, unplugs the television walls and tries to start a conversation with them about the impending war. Mrs. Phelps doesn't seem to care about her third husband who's left for war, and the women quickly turn the conversation to something they feel is more interesting, a recent television program. Montag persists, questioning the women about their children. Mrs. Phelps has none, and Mrs. Bowles has two, for whom she obviously doesn't really care about, "The world must reproduce you know, the race must go one I plunk the children in school nine days out of ten.
A woman has no need for the finer things because she can appreciate the smaller things unlike a girl who thrives off of new and popular everything. A girl craves positive attention and would have a panic attack if she were given anything but that. She 's use to everything being handed to her. A woman and girl both are very different especially in their lifestyles and
Finding one passion could be tricky. Sometimes we confuse passion with skills, passion is something that you do and enjoy no matter how tired or even if it doesn’t make you a millionaire. Skills are something that you are good at but you don’t enjoy, one will continue on this path because we need to pay our bills. This doesn’t make it right or wrong but we should be happy with ourselves doing what we enjoy. One person that I admire is Sandra Lee she came from a very humble home and because her unstable status of life she was able to find her passion.
They were taught empty facts making them "feel they're 'brilliant' with information. Then they'll feel they're thinking, they'll get a sense of motion without moving. And they'll be happy because facts of that sort don't change" (Bradbury 64). Humans aren't perfect, and we know it. But when you live in a perfect world with perfect people, that perfectness isn't so challenging to mimic.
Atticus also says that she never indulges them like other nurses would. This proves she is strict because she does not spoil them and give them things they do not need. She also shows that she is strict because she hits Scout when Scout is being rude to Walter. She is strict because she is not afraid to punish them when she feels like they need to be punished. Her punishments are also very fair.
Although she already possesses these values, she regains them while helping Mariane understand. Dorine is a perfect example of a strong woman who establishes the life she wants, liberty to do as she pleases, and happiness in helping others. On the other hand, in "The Death of Ivan Ilyich", Ivan is opposite to Dorine. Although he is deathly sick, he feels sorry for himself and doesn’t seem to care much to try to get better. Ivan is weak and uncertain of what he wants out of his life, so giving up seems to be the best option for him.
(Stanton) The theme here could be how technology affects people. Fahrenheit 451 also has the same theme. “His wife in the TV parlor paused long enough to glance up.” (Bradbury, part 1) No communication happens she is too busy focusing on her wall screen, or as we know it the TV. One shows little communication while the other shows no face to face interactions at all. We cannot let technology get this far.
Mildred has been influenced by society and represents the ideal citizen in that her social interactions are minimal, she is numb to her own emotions, and she avoids thinking for herself. Clarisse is the complete opposite of Mildred and is connected to her family and Montag, happy and a free thinker. She has been influenced by her non-conforming uncle, but since society snuffs out non-conformity, it is not surprising that Clarisse meets an abrupt end. Mildred, as the symbol of the majority, is appropriately destroyed with the rest of the society. The majority will always herd us to thoughtless, emotionless, disconnected conformity.