The Importance Of Family In Fahrenheit 451

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In the novel Fahrenheit 451 author Ray Bradbury displays the idea that family and giving them love and attention is very important, and that being knowledgeable can make a huge difference in your life, but it can also have a negative effect; this becomes clear to readers when many people in the society, including Montag experience this and some are able to notice it and try to change it for the better while others don 't give it the attention it needs.

In part 1, Bradbury illustrates the idea that family is very important. They deserve love and attention-more than most other things in their lives. Montag and his wife, Mildred, are a great example of this. Mildred focuses her attention on her TV family instead of Montag, unlike Clarisse and her family.

“What a shame! You’re not in love with anyone!”...Well wasn’t there a wall between him and Mildred, when you came down to it? Literally not just one wall but, so far, three! And expensive, too”(pg. 44).

Audiences learn that the importance of family/spouses in this society isn’t very much. And Montag realizes the emptiness he has in his life-the gap that is meant to be filled with family. ANd although Mildred might not want a promoted relationship, Montag does and realizes the difference it could make. He also feels slightly neglected by Mildred when she is always caring about her TV “family” than life and just wants someone to love him.

“Laughter blew across the moon-colored lawn from the house of Clarisse and her father
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