Fahrenheit 451 Quote Analysis

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This third sentence of the novel lets the reader in on how Montag viewed his job before later events in the novel that changed his perspective. The author, Ray Bradbury, portrays negative actions with a positive feeling from the character. With the phrase “his hands were the hands of some amazing conductor playing all the symphonies…” one can assume that the character has no remorse for his actions. After his encounter with Clarisse, Montag’s eyes seemingly opened to the faulty society he was living in. Other than Clarisse, he had never met anyone who talked about non-materialistic things. As Clarisse said, “They name a lot of cars or clothes or swimming-pools mostly and say how swell! But they all say the same things and nobody says anything different from anyone else.” After meeting Clarisse and hearing her wise words, her cavalier feelings towards the government made Montag realize his true thoughts about his job and his “happiness mask” had been taken away after realizing this. …show more content…

Rain doesn’t fall on her face, nor do clouds cast their shadows over her due to her self-imposed isolation. Instead of going into the outside world, she would rather stay home and keep up with her “parlor family”, which are essentially television show characters that she has become so attached to this false reality that it has become her “family”. In the middle of the novel, Mildred’s friends come over, but it is shown that all of them are there to glue their eyes on the three wall-width televisions in the Montag’s

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