Portrayal of women in Fahrenheit 451 (Mildred's Friends (Pretends to…
Portrayal of women in Fahrenheit 451
Wants to be mindless. Wants the government to make all the decisions and wants life to be as easy as possible.
Sends kids off to daycare "9/10 days a week and on the days they are home they set them in front of the TV
Voted for the president based solely on looks rather than what they offer
Pretends to be happy.
Mildred overdoses and never brings it up or brings up her marriage struggles with Montag
"go home and think of your first husband..divorced your seconded husband killed in a jet your 3rd blows his brains up and think of your kids who hate you."
"I've heard that to I've never known any dead man killed in war killed jumping off buildings yes. but not war
Most disliked Montag and his "ways"
The 3 women turned slowly with dislike at Montag.
Acted like china dolls. Very fragile, just there to still and look pretty.
"Women with porcelain eyes and blood ruby lips"
Pretend to be ok never said anything controversial
Very set on there own way and "closed minded"
"As for petry I hate it said Mrs. Bowles...Have you ever read any?"
"I've always said poetry and tears poetry and suicide poetry and crying and all feeling all that mushy now I've had it proved to me. your nasty Mr.Montag.
Society of Standards
Unhappy but pretend to be happy.
Mildred overdose and suicide is very relevant and very common.
Men were expected to have the job, be in charge and not very many regulations about how to treat women. Men didn't let women make any of the big decisions in the household like in the 50s
"Army called peat yesterday. he'll be back next week. The army said so. quick war. forty-eight hours they said and everyone will be home.
Montag was a firefighter.
"No Millie, No! wait! Stop it, Will you? You dont know...Stop it! He slapped her face, Grabbed her again and shook her
Wants women to judge people based on looks, money instead of what they contribute. The government wants them to be as brainless as possible
"You just dont go running against a short man that against a tall man'
'I think he's one of the nicest looking men who ever became president"
Tended to be housewives- Mildred, Mildred's friends
They didn't want people talking.
They told the architectes to eliminate front porches because it made people think.
'your laugh sounds much nicer than it did:
I'm afraid of kids my age they kill each other"
"the girl she was a time bomb"
The family had been feeding her subconscious
Against society standards
"and men like Beatty are afraid of her"
Does Not go to school
Believes in reading the books and having opions
She genuinely cares about people and wants to know how they are doing.
"But Clarisse Mcclellan favorite subject wasn't herself"
She aways asked how Guy was doing and wanted to know about him and other people.
"You should have thought of that before you came a fire man
Shuts down Montag's ideas
"see what your doing you'll ruin us!
"He might come and burn the house down and "the family" thats all! think of our investment.
"Why should I read what for"
Loves the TV ("her family")
Does the white clown love you
They tell me things I laugh they laugh
Calls them her family
Not a lot of personality. She invests herself in to the TV and calls them her family.
Every point she said was about the TV or her family never really has plans with anyone except to watch TV.
Not good at expressing her feelings or emotions- does not let anything out.
"I am happy and proud of it"