Similarities And Differences Between Montag And Fahrenheit 451

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Clarisse Mclellan and Mrs. Montag, otherwise known as Mildred, are the two strongest and most prominent female characters in Ray Bradbury’s novel, Fahrenheit 451. They are both extremely vital and important to the story in the different ways that they influence the main character of the novel, Guy Montag. Clarisse however, is labeled as a threat t the fictional society of Fahrenheit 451. She is questioning and curious. Mildred is the society’s ideal and perfect citizen. She has been molded, conformed, and brainwashed into the character she is in the novel. These two important characters are wildly different, although they do share some similarities. In this essay, I will be observing, comparing, and contrasting the differences between Clarisse Mclellan and Mildred Montag. Clarisse and MIldred share some similarities. One of the similarities they share are how heavily they both influence Guy Montag. Montag only starts questioning his life and his role in society when Clarisse asks him if he is happy. “Of course I’m happy. What does she think? I’m not?” (Bradbury 10). He starts to question whether he is really happy. After his first meeting with CLarisse he gradually starts to meet with her more and more. Montag starts to realize that the conversation they have and how easily they have it is how everyone in the society should interact with each other. He becomes happy, until she dies. He then starts to question the society he lives in.That’s when Mildred’s importance comes

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