Clarisse’s talking is significant to the outcome of the story. Her talking caused Montag to start reading books. This triggered the climax of the whole book. Her challenging Montag and his society’s thinking lead him to change his view upon literature. Even though Clarisse remained a static character, she influenced Montag to open his eyes and see what really is going on in his society. This insight is significant because it makes a connection to our society. Clarisse had certain characteristics that we have today. Since she was regarded as crazy, these characteristics of hers show how our society is different from their dystopian one.
Montag wanted to change his town for the better but nobody wanted to change. This relationship is significant to the understanding of the story as a text because it shows how it can only take one thing to influence your beliefs into something else and Montag always kept Clarisse in mind even though she was gone. Their relationship had the biggest impact on the novel because if Clarisse would have never made Montag believe in change then he would have never been able get out of that town and would have never been
Clarisse is a very curious individual. Some would see her as an attention seeker, peculiar, or even insane. All of these things due to her differences. Her outlook on the world and society is completely opposed to others she is surrounded by. For example, she explains to Montag that she and her family talk. This catches him by surprise and bring curiosity because in their
Clarisse is different from everyone else in that society; she acts slowly, she thinks, her uncle was even arrested once for being a pedestrian. After talking to Montag, she thought he was different -- he was peculiar. “ You're not like the others. I've seen a few; I know. When I talk, you look at me. When I said something about the moon, you looked at the moon, last night. The others would never do that. The others would walk off and leave me talking. Or
In the context of the society represented in the book however, Clarisse is the opposite of the ideal, she is the id. Clarisse’s show of care and thought towards her world urges Montag to consider these things and change his perceptions. His sudden wish for closer relationships and purpose were likely always present, but it is only through her that they are amplified enough for him to voice or even think coherently. Montag and other people’s way of thinking is due to their society’s push to “Cram them full of non-combustible data, chock them so damned full of ‘facts’ they feel stuffed, but absolutely ‘brilliant’ with information. Then they’ll feel they’re thinking, they’ll get a sense of motion without moving. And they’ll be happy, because facts of that sort don’t change,” as Beatty puts it (Fahrenheit 58). Although most readers would consider Clarisse the superego, Beatty and the rest of the society sees her as the criminal, the
When Montag first met Clarisse he could tell that she was different from other people he has met before. Clarisse was very free spirited and “her face [was] bright as snow in the moonlight”(pg. 4). She was a very innocent girl who saw the world from a different perspective than Montag. Instead of living in a world full of negativity, Clarisse aimed to explore beyond reality. She talked to Montag about a world where “they needed firemen to stop the flames,” and explained how the world was very peaceful (pg. 6). Also, Clarisse saw the true man hiding beneath the uniform. Although, her ideas may not have fell in line with the rest of society, Clarisse still remained optimistic about what the world was like before this time period. In
Clarisse McClellan is a character who is different from most of the other people in the book. Her face is described as being, “Slender and milk white.” She is curious and has a wise, but innocent aura about her. Clarisse also asks a lot of questions.
Clarisse, like Montag, reads books and is interested in odd activities like watching the sunset while most of the citizens spend countless hours watching television. Montag is attracted to Clarisse’s personality because she shows him that not everyone in this society is like his wife, Mildred, who spends almost the whole day watching pointless television shows on her parlour walls. Therefore, he values Clarisse’s opinion and insight when she asks him, “Is it true that long local firemen put fires out instead of going to start them? “No. Houses have always been fireproof, take my word for it” (Bradbury 6). Clarisse believes that society used to be different a long time ago, but the government has tried to hide the past from its citizens. Moreover, she thinks that books are censored because the ideas contained in those books can convince people not to trust the government. Due to Clarisse’s conversations, Montage begins to question the world around him and think for himself, a positive change in his character. In turn, this advances the idea that the critical analysis and self-thinking that books encourage, as well as the knowledge they contain, is a serious threat to an
Throughout the novel humanity is shown with a fair amount of characterization. Clarisse was one of the few who still had her humanity and was seen as “odd”. As Clarisse McClellan unfolds,”
Clarisse’s use of the society had impacted Montag early in the book to change. Clarisse appears to be different than others in the community. Montag meeting Clarisse seems to change his perspective of things in his life. After talking with her for a while he
Clarisse makes you question why you can not read books and why they burn them. She also makes you question why they are so restricted. She said " 'It's a lot of funnels and a lot of water poured down the spout and out the bottom, and them telling us it's wine when it's not' “. This makes you wonder why society tells