Fahrenheit 451: Part I, The Hearth andtheSalamander
Who was Mildred?
- Mildred is Montag´s wife. She is the ordinary person in this story. We have Motag, Clarisse, Beatty and then there´s Mildred, the true face of society in those days. Mildred is deeply unhappy. She’s severely bothered by the fact that her life is empty and filled with hours of mindless television. But in this world, it's Mildred’s job to be happy.
2. What did Montag realize after only one night of talking with Clarisse? - That he was not happy, and that this society is really wrong. In the beginning of the book Montag thought like everyone else in their society. He had no idea that there was history he never knew about and he was never interested because everything seemed fine the way it was. Then Clarisse started walking with him and telling him all these things he had never heard before.She made him curious and question life itself.
3. Why did Captain Beatty become suspicious of Montag?
- Because Montag started asking questions of the real firefighters. The ones who used to put out fires instead of making them. He started making questions. And then, when he was devastated about letting a woman burn with her books.
4. What illegal move did Montag make during the fire call to Mrs. Blake's house? - He took a book from Mrs. Blake's house.
5. What happened as Montag and Mildred sat in the hallway with books scattered about? - The doorbell rang again. It was Beatty but they decided to not answer and focus on the books. Well, Montag wanted that. He encouraged Mildred to read some of them.
6. What decision did Montag make the morning after Mrs. Blake's fire? - First, he decides to not go to work that night, and maybe never again. His illness comes in hand. He asks his wife, "how would it be if, well, maybe, I quite my job awhile?" He is feeling ill, his world is turned upside down, and he just wants to be able to stay home and process it all. And I think...
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