How Does Bradbury Create Happiness In Fahrenheit 451

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In our world, people are starting to become less and less happy because people are starting to give up on the idea of making a real connection with someone. But what happens if people fully give up on trying to make connections with people? At the beginning of Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, Montag is a fireman that thinks that everyone in this society including him is happy, but after he meets Clarrise, Mildred tries to kill herself, and he realizes he doesn't love his wife, he realizes that people in this society aren’t happy and that true happiness comes from having a real connection with someone and not just a fake one. After Montag meets his new neighbor Clarrise he starts to rethink the happiness he thought he had before he met her. …show more content…

When Montag returns home from his job he finds Mildred passed out with an empty sleeping pill bottle next to her. He calls the hospital and they send over two engineers while they are pumping out Mildred’s stomach one of them says “We get these cases nine or ten a night…” (Bradbury 13). After the engineer says this it makes Montag realize how much his society is suffering mentally and how people would rather take their own life than live any longer in their society. After the engineers pump out Mildred's stomach and leave Montag is thinking about what just happened and he realizes that “There are too many of us, . . . There are billions of us and that's too many. Nobody knows anyone. Strangers come and violate you. Strangers come and cut your heart out. Strangers come and take your blood. Good God, who were those men? I never saw them before in my life!” (Bradbury 14) After Montag thinks about this it makes him realize that no one knows anyone because everyone is just always watching their Palor instead of talking to people and forming a real connection with them and not just a fake one to be accepted. As the further, the novel progresses, the more Montag realizes how unhappy people are in his society and the more he wants to do something about …show more content…

When Montag is thinking about how the engineers are pumping out Mildred’s stomach and not caring about what might happen to her “And he remembered thinking then that if she died, he was certain he wouldn't cry." (Bradbury, 41).” Montag thinks about this because even though he is married to her he still doesn’t truly know or care about her, he just sees her as a stranger. When Montag is walking with the people he met on the railroad track Montag says "It's strange, I don't miss her, it's strange I don't feel much of anything," said Montag. "Even if she dies, I realized a moment ago, I don't think I'll feel sad. It isn't right. Something must be wrong with me." (Bradbury 148). Montag realizes that he wouldn’t be sad if Mildred dies because he doesn’t know her enough to truly care about her or her well-being. As the novel continues the less and less Montag cares about

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