She is so out of control that she doesn’t even take care of her own self at times. When Montag was sick, she didn’t sincerely care. He asked her for help by ringing him some medicine and turning down the parlor, but that was the point she cared for them more than him, so she did not turn them down. She is only with society and does not want to change by any means. She doesn’t even realize how to be different from everyone
She is only concerned that her piece of furniture was damaged, not about the mental state of her own family. Mildred’s lust for objects distracts her from the things that should really matter. (STEWE-2) The day before this incident, Montag also asked Mildred whether she could remember where their relationship had started. Mildred responds with: " 'Funny, how funny, not to remember where or when you met your husband or wife...
The grotesque is part of the whole story, since the banality of superficial conversation till the moral blindness and the disappointing ending. The grotesque shows the misperception of the world by Mrs. Hopewell and her daughters. People that are busy judging others and not seeing themselves often end up disappointed. The society is in chaos. Who knows the rules will win the game.
In conclusion, heroes are people who do dramatic actions, jumping from building to buildings, not people who quit their job to impress a bunch of girls. Sammy is nowhere near a heroic figure. He never interacted with the females, he quit his job to impress them, and they never saw his action
In the play of “Agamemnon”, the title character is metaphorically blind. He is unable to see that his actions have consequences that will affect him in the future. Due to his actions during the Trojan War, and his actions when he returns home, Agamemnon cannot foresee or prevent his own death. His death in turn causes a chain reaction that affects every major character in the play. Agamemnon’s metaphoric blindness is what led to the downfall of not only himself, but also the downfall of several other
She doesn’t know that it could be worse. And without knowledge of how important things are, she can easily detach herself from caring about anything. Making her cold, and uncaring. The citizens of F41 have lost the ability to listen. They can hear just fine, they just don’t listen
Although Mark and Nancy couldn’t be reached, I asked Tex and Junko if their perspectives had changed since then. Both replied with a simple, one worded answer: “No.” This was flabbergasting, as it was hard to comprehend why this humorous yet disastrous story was fun for them. Going deeper, I found that Junko did not even care about the natives or their threat, and had hardly considered them in the event. “I was so nervous about the jump.”
The Misfit deflects blame from himself and refuses to accept the consequences of his actions. On the other hand, the grandmother constantly claims to be a “lady” though she is evidently not the so-called lady that is pictured within the society based on her actions and attitude, and it does not help to be entirely to blame for the so-called murder of her family. To continue with this crazy roller coaster rides within these characters, whenever the misfit comes along she begs for her life but never asks The Misfit to spare her family 's lives. In fact, the grandmother does not even recognize that The Misfit has taken her son’s shirt after killing him. Staying with the theme of hypocrisy, this is another great example that follows the grandmother’s previous agreement with “A good man is hard to find” (pg.411) because she is all about herself and only worried about her and a good man would not do that they would worry about his family and she states this to try and spare her life like it says above to try and manipulate the misfit so she can live but he did not want to be saved so he did what was right in his
The characters are lazy and have no incentive to divert from their programmed lives. Education and illiteracy are affected by the culture in Fahrenheit 451 as well. Because books are illegal in Fahrenheit 451, no one reads. It causes the citizens to be very unintelligent. Their version of formal education consists of an hour of TV class,
The scientific community and the media are guilty of viewing Henrietta and her family as abstractions; they did not give the Lacks family a fair trial, they’ve yet to give her family any form of compensation for the success of her cell line, and operated on Henrietta like a science fair project. In the non-fiction narrative The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, written by Rebecca Skloot, it states, “The fact that no one had sued over the growth or ownership of the HeLa cell line, he said, illustrated that patients didn’t mind when doctors took their cells and turned them into commercial products.” (204) This is unfair to the Lacks family because the fraud lawyer, Keenan Kester Cofield, deceived them. Although he is a con artist, he has a wide spectrum of knowledge about law than the Lackses really have about anything; they’ve had little to no education, and they barely knew anything about the HeLa cell line.
In Fahrenheit 451, information is restricted, and people are given so many useless “‘facts’ they feel stuffed, but absolutely ‘brilliant’ with information”(pg 58). So they’ll be ‘happy’, but it is a fake happiness. Because of this people think they are happy, but commit suicide because they are not. There are also a small few who still read books, but they must keep it a secret, or the books
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).
‘I’ll never tell,’ she sobbed,” (299). She cares about her love than what her father thinks or does. She loves her lover so much that she doesn’t care about the consequences of what happens next. Blanca, the daughter of Pedro and Clara does not care about her parents thoughts at all towards her lover. Blanca becomes very careless about her parents’ feelings but mostly her
As the books went up in flames, Montag became enraged by society and how the world was becoming. Mildred, Clarisse, and Captain Beatty influenced Montag the most throughout the book to rebel against the government. Mildred was one of the main characters in Fahrenheit 451 who influenced Guy Montag. Mildred was in her own little world where nothing bad ever happens to her.