Book Person - Plato's 'Republic' uncredited. In the beginning of The Hearth and the Salamander, part one of Fahrenheit 451, there is a conversation between Clarisse Mccellan and Guy Montag. Indeed, she is partly responsible for Montag's change in attitude. All of them running about, putting out the stars and extinguishing the sun. On his way to work, Montag meets Clarisse again. Her abnormally white flesh and chemically burnt hair epitomize a society that demands an artificial beauty in women through diets and hair dye. She is actually the least lovable of all characters in the novel, essentially impersonating a senseless zombie.
For it would be the dying of an unknown, a street face, a newspaper image. Book Person's Nephew: 'Weir of Hermiston' uncredited Produced by. In effect, his visit is a warning to Montag not to allow the books to seduce him. Everybody conforms to the rules no matter how arbitrary or cruel. When Beatty stares at Montag, it's almost as if Beatty can sense what Montag is thinking about. The novel examines a few pivotal days of a man's life, a man who is a burner of books and, therefore, an instrument of suppression. Guy Montag his name suggests two significant possibilities — Guy Fawkes, the instigator of a plot to blow up the English Houses of Parliament in 1605, and Montag, a trademark of Mead, an American paper company, which makes stationery and furnaces.
Montag walks across the lawn and stands outside his neighbors' brightly lit home, listening to their conversation. He says he's been thinking about the man whose library they burned last week—thinking about what it would be like to have firemen in their own homes. At present, Montag seems to enjoy his job as a fireman. Hope this was moderately helpful. Television plays a more significant role in her life than her own husband.
In all fairness, however, Montag feels sick because he burned the woman alive the night before. Mildred is around in this novel to remind us what the average Joe or Jane is like. Books were like weapons used to make some people feel inferior. All she knows is that books are unlawful and that anyone who breaks the law must be punished. For some reason she reminds him of an early memory of candlelight. Her stubborn dignity compels him to discover for himself what is in books.
She's obsessed with her television 'family' and tunes out the world around her with 'Seashells' in her ears. Her longing for a fourth wall of television suggests her capability of submerging in fantasy to withdraw from the roles of wife, mother, and whole human being. No one is willing or able to acknowledge a deeper, human discontent. It isn't until Montag meets a young girl named Clarisse that he realizes that there might be more to life than the electronic entertainment that absorbs everyone. But her true feelings are buried very deep within her. There he finds a resistance force of readers, each one responsible for memorizing—and thereby preserving—the entire contents of a different book. The woman is clearly a martyr, and her martyrdom profoundly affects Montag.
Furtively, Montag pockets some of her books, haunted by the idea that a life without books might not be worth living after all. The moonstone is connected with Mercury, the mythological guide who leads souls to the underworld. When her husband reveals that he's been secretly hoarding books, she gets inadvertently sucked into his crime. She's a self interested woman that Montag doesn't truly love. Does his lecture to Montag on the rights of man sound like any rhetoric still employed today? No governmental censorship was necessary in the beginning. But the role reversal of the firemen … is not the only difference between present-day society and the world in which Montag lives. Used to describe the interior of Guy's bedroom.
The authorities make her see the psychiatrist because of her tendency toward independent thought. The word babel means a confusion of voices, languages, or sounds. Montag fears that the dog can sense his growing unhappiness. Yet, if the water imagery of this early scene implies rebirth or regeneration, this imagery is also associated with the artificiality of the peoples' lives in the futuristic dystopia of Fahrenheit 451. The matter of the overdose — whether an attempted suicide or a result of sheer mindlessness — is never settled. Later, Captain Beatty recites the latter portion of the quotation and indicates that he knows something of history.
Three of the four walls are made up of giant television screens. Mildred represents the best that Bradbury's society has to offer. For Guy Montag, observing his wife in this moment is truly terrifying. Mildred is the typical American of the America the book takes place in. Don't like your own family? The Bradburian idea of using a distant world as a mirror to reflect the flaws of one's own society doesn't originate here, but this is one early expression of it.