Mildred Montag Character Analysis

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In a novel full of remarkable characters, Mildred Montag lies on the other end of the spectrum. Mildred, Guy’s artificial, hollow wife, reminds the reader how the common citizen of society lives life and interacts with others. With her hardest decision in her shallow void of a life being deciding what show to watch on her 3-wall television, Mildred sees her life as perfect and won’t have her opinion rattled by anyone or even herself. She refuses to recognize the emotions locked away under her fragile, bleached skin. Mildred Montag is the epitome of a mediocre citizen who sees her life as the best it can possibly be due to lack of ambition, and this character is what my representation encaptures. Mildred ceases to be a freethinker. She never…show more content…
Not engaging in the slightest bit credible conversation with her husband, she would rather spend time role playing along with her fake, digital “family” on her television set as she reads the lines she is given. The two television sets replacing the eyes on the visual capture this whole cultural phenomenon in a nutshell. The clown within each television represents the white clowns in the novels. The clowns would be aired on all televisions being seen chopping off one another’s limbs and many other violent acts. The purpose of the clowns is to display how mindless television can be, and society as a whole is just as mindless in this novel, not caring for anyone but themselves. The viewers give no expressive thinking while watching the mindless violence through their TV sets, and therefore don’t pay any considerable thought to why they are watching what they are and to such a great…show more content…
The smile is the fake happiness created by Mildred to make herself believe she has a great life and nothing to complain or worry about. Under the thin layer or happiness she puts over herself lies the true feeling she buries away to never see: sadness and emptiness. The television shows Mildred watches supports her with the belief that she is content with life and she has the right to feel happy all day; however, under that happiness lies her true pain. Mildred knows, deep down, her life is insignificant, but her fake happiness over shadows the pain too much to know the truth within herself. When the pain inside acts on Mildred, she subconsciously takes over 30 pills in an attempt to commit suicide. After her stomach is cleaned free of the pills, Mildred claims no recollection of her ever taking more than two pills. The life she lives along with the rest of the population is not a life at all but in fact a fabrication to bury away the true feelings they all experience. Bleach stains encompass all areas of the head. The bleach represents the artificiality that Mildred has spent time and money to become. Her brittle, bleached hair and skin came from her desire to be viewed as good-looking by others in an attempt to raise her self-esteem. All of the cosmetics applied to her skin and hair gives Mildred the metaphorical appearance of a brittle and pale woman near death; furthermore, this foreshadows
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