Clarisse is open minded because she thinks distinctively from society. She does not believe in violence that of which the firemen grasp. She is queer according to Montag because her questions to him are introspective and silly. However, the questions force Montag over the edge where he has to think about the things that society rejects.
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It serves as a mark of their wrongdoings. It is the sin, crime, guilt, and taint that will always stick with the firemen. It is basically a reminder saying, “hey, you are still a follower of corruption, working under flawed officials.”
Fire: the fire represents a destructive force brought forth to annihilate knowledge, literature, and intellectual thinking. Nonetheless was it used all throughout history to bring destruction and change? This is a very powerful part of the story as Montag soon realizes that all his life he has burnt books in turn burning his time and life. Montag realizes that he must use fire in positive ways. It is significant because no longer will he use fire to bring down but he will use fire to build up.
The sieve: Montag dreamed of trying to fill a sieve with sand in the hopes of receiving a dime in exchange, but eventually he fails at doing so. He compares this to the time when he failed trying to retain information from a Bible passage he quickly memorized. His whole purpose is to seek truth in reading but in reality, truth is elusive and intangible.
The “family” on Television: the family and images shown on the parlor walls are significant because it portrays the lies much like propaganda. It feeds on happiness therefore the viewers will get affected