Fahrenheit 451 Montag's Life Analysis

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(MIP-2) From certain experiences, Montag comes to realize that he’s not actually happy with his life because he discovers that it lacks genuine, valuable, or humane relationships, eventually driving him to find the truth about his society by making him think about and question it. (SIP-A) Montag realizes from his experiences with Clarisse that his relationships in his life lack genuity, value, or humanity. (STEWE-1) From one of his first experiences with Clarisse, Montag feels something that he realizes he never felt before in his daily life. He ponders to himself, "How rarely did other people's faces take of you and throw back to your own expression, your own innermost trembling thought?" (Bradbury 8). What Montag is pondering about is how she behaved so attentive and natural towards him when they interacted, which was in fact, genuine social behavior.…show more content…
(STEWE-2) This realization would then make him understand that when he originally thought he was satisfied with his relationships in his daily life, he truly was not. He realizes that how he actually feels about his relationships, particularly with Mildred, "was suddenly so very wrong that he had begun to cry, not at death but the thought of not crying over death, a silly empty man near a silly empty woman". Then, recalling what Clarisse told him, he realizes, "And that awful flower the other day, the dandelion! It had summed up everything, hadn't it? 'What a shame! You're not in love with
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