Thursday, May 17, 2007
fahrenheit 451 #2
Fahrenheit 451 is a very good book. At first I didn't realize what Montag was hiding, but after a reading more of the book I understood. Even though Montag's a firefighter and burns books, he's still interested in them. He wants to understand why books were banned in the first place, and I believe he's really interested in them. Mildred has no idea that the books are hidden in the house because she doesn't know anything that goes on in the house. I don't think that Mildred, Montag's wife, really is aware of anything going on around her. She's always in her "parlor", which I didn't understand either. I thought that a parlor was just a room where people hang out, and I thought her "family" was her real family, until I read over it one more time. After realizing the walls in the parlor weren't just walls, they were actually large tv's. Also, the tv was like our modern day "video chats" you can do on iMacs. The tv's allow you to sit in a room surrounded by tv's and people on the tvs. They have become Mildred's family, and she thinks that she's happy. She's into all the technology that's coming up in the world, and she's aware of nothing that's going on around her. Mildred didn't even know that she overdosed one night. I don't think Mildred is really happy, I think she just thinks she's happy. I think that by the end of the book Mildred will stop relying on the technology and start to realize what's really important in the world.