In the novel Fahrenheit 451 Mildred never seems to want to give her husband Guy any of her time or attention; she rather give it to her gadgets and entertainment. For example, Guy was trying to discuss his life crisis with his wife and she could not even be bothered to turn off the television “‘Will you turn the parlor off?’ he asked. ‘That’s my family.’ ‘Will you turn it off for a sick man?’
Additionally, the willingness to acknowledge and consider questions is the key difference between Mildred and Montag character, and the reason why while Montag is dynamic while Mildred remains Static. From the beginning of Mildred’s life is empty and happy (as this next quote proves): "I wanted to talk to you." He paused. "You took all the pills in your bottle last night." "Oh, I wouldn 't do that," she said, surprised.
The protagonist is pressured yet again by society to be thankful for her controlling husband. Finally, at the very end of the story. John finds what his wife has done with the wallpaper, symbolically freeing her from the prison she was trapped in, the gender roles seems to switch. He faints due to shock at the torn wallpaper
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.
This exercise helped me to become more aware of the types and levels of questions that I ask my students as a teacher. It is easy to ask low level knowledge questions but those do not get student actively involved in critical thinking. The higher level divergent questions allow students to show creativity and to pull from their own base of knowledge and experiences. Divergent questions are good for getting students engaged because there is no one right answer.
Her inability of achieving her dreams influenced her sense of loneliness as she was then truly alone with nothing left to hold onto and to have going for her. This led to her marriage with Curley and she reminisces how life could’ve been like for her as an actor. Curley’s wife quotes, “Coulda been in the movies, an’ had nice clothes-all them nice clothes like they wear. An’ I coulda sat in them big hotels, an’ had pitchers took of me. ”(89) that represents her wishful hoping for the dreams she was unable to achieve.
To many, code-switching seems like a bad thing, and I guarantee some that are guilty of it will deny it at first chance. However, I have uncovered many benefits of being a code-switching fanatic. To begin, code-switching sets the proper appropriate tone when talking with a certain group of people. For example, it helps you gain status in the workplace to speak in a formal fashion. Similarly, code-switching might the the very tool needed to fit in with a specific friend group at school.
As previously mentioned, Hannah Miller asserts that the incorporation of safe spaces is a beneficial and advantageous asset for students. Safe spaces yield an opportunity to garner sympathy and understanding from compassionate peers who have undergone similar experiences, as a result, these supportive environments increase the happiness of marginalized students (Source A). While this may be true, safe spaces impede fully inclusive dialogue, which allows students to protect themselves from engaging in difficult topics. This ignorance hinders the expansion of knowledge and aids the development of myopic views which students acquire through the use of safe spaces. Not only do safe spaces promote close- mindedness, but they also encourage isolation between students and BLANK subjects, as illustrated in Matt Davies cartoon (Source D).
Is that why we 're hated so much”(Bradbury 70). The mindless friends, Mrs. Bowles and Mrs.Phelps are like clones of Millie. They are only interested in their television families The dangers of war are no concern to them, even though their husbands have been called out in the line of duty. When Montag started reading “Dover Beach” to them, their responses to the short read are almost sneaky with upturned smiles. These ladies trying to show emotion
This can be applied to schooling because students today focus on passing the test instead of understanding the meaning behind the things they learned. There are many ways to help students to look at the deeper meaning of topics they learned. However, personally I believe the way to get them to understand these topics are to make them active and engaged learners. In my eyes a person who is a go learner is open minded to learning new facts and listens to opinions that may conflict their own. Not only this
Many Americans assume that technology in the classroom is purely a distracting device that can possibly socially disconnect students or encourage academic fraudulence on tests or assignments. While many others see it as a way to enhance education and make learning more fun and effective. We live in a digital world, technology surrounds us in every aspect of our lives. No matter how strongly some people may dislike the premise of the internet and texting in schools, these services are here to stay. Using these technologies in the classroom can prepare students for a future deeply rooted in technology.
In one of Ray Bradbury’s novel, Farenheit 451, the author portrays a dystopian society throughout part two, The Sieve and the Sand. One reason the society is dystopian is because of the ordinary citizens, like Mildred, is dependent on technology. In the middle of the afternoon, Montag wanted to read books with his wife so they read books together but as he was reading the book aloud, Mildred noticed, “The parlor was dead and [she] kept peering in at it with a blank expression” (Bradbury 71). While Montag is so focused on the book that he is reading, Mildred worries about the parlor, her ‘family’. She cannot live without technology because she doesn’t give any effort for other things even for a short amount of time besides watching the parlor.