Fahrenheit 451 Quote Analysis

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(MIP-1): In Fahrenheit 451, people in society are shown to lack the connections with others that are needed to lead a full, happy life. (SIP-A): Bradbury expresses society being miserable in many parts of the book. (STEWE-1): When Guy Montag’s wife, Millie, overdosed, a couple of operators were called to help. They helped Millie recover using a machine made explicitly for these types of situations. They told Montag, “‘We get these cases nine or ten a night. Got so many, starting a few years ago, we had the special machines built’” (13). Bradbury conveyed that it is common for one to overdose in this society. Many people are doing so, which insinuates that they are not truly happy. (STEWE-2): People in society are absorbed in themselves; they ignore the fact that others have lives too. …show more content…

Their conversation is simply unintelligent, and they only talk for a little while, before focusing on the parlor walls. Their conversation after this consisted of talk of the show in the parlor. They say things like, “‘ Isn’t this show wonderful?’ … ‘Wonderful!’” (90). The women say all the same things, they don’t produce any of their insight in conversations. Their connection with each other is shallow, and they only converse on things like the parlor and how people look. (STEWE-2): People in society additionally avoid connecting with their children. During the conversation Montag had with the women, Mrs. Bowles exclaims, “No use going through all that agony for a baby…I plunk the children into school nine days out of ten” (92). Mrs. Bowles does not desire to build a solid relationship with her kids. If she had a stable connection with her kids, she could be happy. But now, she talks about them as objects. She says “‘The world must reproduce, you know’” (92). She thinks of her children as a burden, and not as people. If she didn’t think of them this way, she could feel a connection between them and herself and feel

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