At this moment it is apparent to Arnold that his parents are upset at him, so he begins to separate himself, as Berriault illustrates in this passage, “If his parents never called him, he thought, he would stay up in the loft forever, out of the way” (387). When Arnold's father and uncle, Andy, decided to ask him what happened, they are dismayed by Arnold's answer and proceed to give him a deathing silent treatment. They take him to the sheiff's office, where innocent Arnold is questioned like a criminal. The Sheriff reported back to Andy and Arnold's father stating that he was too reasonable of a boy, making not feel anything (Berriault 390). Throughout the day Arnold was continued to be ignored and shamed by not only his parents but other family and friends as well instead of being comforted (Berriault 392).
Unfortunately, other may say different that silence has nothing to do with the husband torturing himself just to be able to please his wife and put up with her disrespectful behavior. For example, “she says another thing about him, and then another, and right after the third one I locked myself in the bathroom, because I couldn’t rage about this anymore” (154). It shows that in his mind fear, pride and the thought of feeling rejection from his wife cause him to live in torment. From the point of view of the author, Butler, he called the story a “Jealous Husband Returns in Form of Parrot”. Jealousy is always feeling suspicion, or fear of being displaced by a rival.
In fahrenheit 451, Mildred wants to kill herself because she is very unhappy. Some might argue that she is just sick, but that isn’t all because she depicts signs that she is depressed, lonely, and lacks the feeling of love. This could all be causes of society having a negative effect on Mildred and her wellbeing; technology, obsession, and being unable to cope with her emotion are all factors that play into Mildred life. Fahrenheit 451 burns through the thoughts of readers as controversy spills out of the pages. Guy Montag, firefighter, husband, and a truth seeker, goes through multiple barriers trying to figure out the questions no one dares to ask.
While he was sitting in the bed, he had asked her to go in the parlor and turn down the people. The fact that she did not do it says a lot. It states a great example of how she doesn’t care about anything but them, which is evidence that she does not care if he is sick, nor does she believe it. In the end, you can see that society has made Mildred self-centered and unfeeling.
From the first mention of Deacon McCreedy, nothing pleasant was to be said or thought about of him from Clareese: “Oh, how she hated him!” (“Every Tongue” 30). As the Deacon of the church Clareese attends, McCreedy uses his position to manipulate her where he molests her in her home: “[…] he was concerned about her spiritual well-being – Liar!...” (“Every Tongue” 30). Here, it is shown that McCreedy is a symbol of destruction as Clareese seems to be upset more at the fact that he did not acknowledge nor apologize for what he did rather than the fact that he had just physically violated her: “[…] then rinsed his hand in the kitchen sink and left without saying a word, not a thanks for the chicken or the pork roast or her singing” (“Every Tongue” 31).
(BS-3) Those who aren’t materialistic, however, are not lacking in the trait of compassion. (TS) A major message in Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 is that materialism is the root of a lack of compassion in society. (MIP-1) Montag’s society is very materialistic.
Not only is Tess late to the drawing she also jokes about it, “Wouldn’t have me leave m’dishes in the sink, now, would you, Joe?” (158) and when her husband draws the marked paper she screams “You didn’t give him time enough to take any paper he wanted. I saw you. It wasn’t fair.” (160).
Additionally, the man came home with a negative attitude and the only thing that he wanted to do was fight and complain about everything or everyone. The protagonist was loading all his anger to his wife, even though she did not have anything to do about how his day went and also about the terrible hot
The readers feel angry. When Joe asks Lena if he is her husband Hurston says, “Lena looked at him real disgusted but she don’t answer and she don’t move outa her tracks”. The reader feels angry as Lena does not show any sympathy towards Joe, her loving husband. Lena does not care about Joe’s emotions as she does it in front of his face! The reader feels angry again when Spunk says, “‘doan give up whut’s yours, but when youse inside don’t forgit youse mine, an’ let no other man git outa his place wid you!”.
Mental illnesses which is defined by EncartaDictionaries as “any psychiatric disorder that causes untypical behavior”can leave its victim drowning alone. Similar to Miss Emily in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “A Rose for Emily”. “Miss Emily just stared at him, her head tilted back in order to look him eye for eye, until he looked away and went and got the arsenic and wrapped it up.” Miss Emily had been shut in by her father her whole life causing her to desire attention from others. Her extreme isolation led to the development of her inability to accept what others do.
Parlor wall TV The parlor wall TV represents an addiction by Mildred and shows that she more intrigued in the television, than in her own husband. When Guy Montag requests for her to turn down the television because he is sick, she replies "that 's my family" (Bradbury 49). This is a very important line in the book because it represents the relationship between Mildred and Guy. Mildred does not really have respect for what her husband wants.
John is terrified for people to find out about his affair because he does not want to be jailed. In the play John yells to Elizabeth, “No more! I should have roared you down when first you told me of your suspicion. But I wilted, and,
Mildred, the wife of Guy Montag, accurately portrays one of society’s brainwashed citizens who is controlled by technology so much to the point where she’s emotionally and physically drifted away from her own husband. From whenever Montag tries speaking to her or asking her for assistance, she can never seem to be disconnected from her so-called, “parlors” that symbolizes a modern day TV. She’s constantly referring to the people on her parlors as, “her family”(49), which is quite strange considering that Montag is the only family she has, yet she shows no feelings or contempt for him. Even Montag realizes their distant relationship which is why he, “wouldn’t cry if she died”(44). This implies how a normal person in their society is modernized
In the novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury the character known as Montag is ironic. On the first page of the novel, it states “With the brass nozzle in his fists, with this great python spitting its venomous kerosene upon the world,...” This shows irony because Montag is introduced to the readers as a fireman. This quote explains to us that Montag is the one shooting venomous kerosene at the world, or in other words he is the one making the fire. Montag’s wife, Mildred however does not show irony, but shows lackadaisical behavior.
Independence in Words Without the presence of words and books, one loses the ability to be independent, like most characters in Fahrenheit 451. The main character, Guy Montag, does not wish to be like everyone else; he wants to have the ability to consider things for himself. With all of the brand-new technology and the disappearance of books, he believes this is no longer possible. In Ray Bradbury’s novel, Fahrenheit 451, the presence of technology in society are used to prove the importance of reading, independence, and thinking for oneself.