When Montag first tells Mildred that they burned a woman, her response is flippant. She says “well” as if to say “is that all” or “anything else?” Montag then suggests he might quit his job for a while. And Millie is outraged because this would interrupt the familiar and comforting monotony of their lives.
How does Mildred feel about the woman who burned with her books?
He is crying over the death of the women who they burned. … Mildred was indifferent; wanted to talk about her day, her TV programs; her response indicates she has no empathy toward women: “She’s nothing to me.” “I hate her.” She is self-serving; she does not take care of Montag when he is sick.
She doesn’t think he’s sick. How does Mildred react when Montag tells her about the old woman burning alive with her books? She thinks the woman deserves it. … Mildred finds it, asks what it is, and Montag kicks her out of the room.
What is Mildred’s suggestion as to why the old woman stayed and burned with her books?
Why do you think the woman stays in her house while it is burning? She wants to show them that she would stand up for how wrong it was to burn books. She is making a statement that books are important and that she would rather die than live without knowledge.
What does Mildred tell Montag about the old lady who burned with her books?
The next morning Montag wants to call in sick from work; he throws up from the smell of kerosene. Montag tells Mildred about the women burning herself with her books, but Mildred thinks nothing of it and that she deserved it.
What does Mildred say about books?
She said that books aren’t people.
Who said she’s nothing to me she shouldn’t have had books it was her responsibility she should’ve thought of that I hate her?
When Montag tells her about a horrific incident in which an old woman set herself on fire with her books, Mildred callously dismisses it: “She’s nothing to me; she shouldn’t have had books. It was her responsibility, she should’ve thought of that.
The relationship between Montag and Mildred is very distant and lacks love. Mildred is obsessed with watching television and refuses to engage in conversation with her husband about their marriage or her feelings.
What is Mildred reaction?
What is Mildred’s reaction to the books? She finds them fascinating. She finds them frustrating and prefers television. She is illiterate and cannot read them.
Beatty orders Montag to burn the house by himself with his flamethrower and warns that the Hound is on the watch for him if he tries to escape.
What happens when the woman refuses to leave her house so the fireman can burn her books?
What happens to the old woman whose house is burned by the firemen? She refuses to leave and dies in the fire.
Why do you think the woman chooses to burn herself along with her books Why does this have such a powerful effect on Montag What does it mean to him?
1) I think she chose to burn herself with her books because she would rather dies than see them being burned. … He took part in a large fire , which burned thousands of books & caused death of a woman who owned the house. He also stole a book & felt guilty.
What is Mildred’s motive for overdosing on tranquilizers and what do her actions say about her character *?
In other words, Mildred spends all her time numbing herself, and she mistakes her numbness for happiness and contentment. It is this numbness that leads to what is likely an accidental overdose on sleeping pills.
When the old woman’s house is burned Why does she light the match?
She lights the match because she would rather die as a human being than live as something that is less than human. When the firemen come to destroy the old woman’s books, what they are really going to destroy is her humanity.
How does Mildred react to the elderly lady’s death?
How does Mildred react to the old lady’s death? She didn’t really care and didn’t like talking about the dead. What does Montag have hidden under his pillow? Why did Montag become a firemen?
What does the burning lady say in Fahrenheit 451?
Joan wrote a letter to the English saying, “I am sent here in God’s name, the King of Heaven, to drive you body for body out of all France” (Jarus). When in battle Joan flew a banner with a picture of Jesus holding the world with two angels beside him (Williamson).