Fahrenheit 451



She is actually the least lovable of all characters in the novel, essentially impersonating a senseless zombie. While Montag epitomizes humanity—the one side of the books—Mildred represents the antihero, the polar extreme of all that her spouse aims to be. She is lifeless, vapid, cold, detached, and bloodless. Would she have been a mother, her children would likely have been neglected and abused. Mildred's sole attachment lies to her screen world of "family" who, here and there, insert her name in order to maintain her interest. Appropriately enough, "family" and she get buried together with the fall of the atom bomb and the collapse of Civilization.

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