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Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451

by Ray Bradbury

Dissatisfaction Quotes Page 2

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Quote #4

"I don't know what it is. I'm so damned unhappy, I'm so mad, and I don't know why I feel like I'm putting on weight. I feel fat. I feel like I've been saving up a lot of things, and don't know what. I might even start reading books. […] Before I hurt someone. Did you hear Beatty? Did you listen to [Beatty]? He knows all the answers. He's right. Happiness is important. Fun is everything. And yet I kept sitting there saying to myself, I'm not happy, I'm not happy."

"I am." Mildred's mouth beamed. "And proud of it." (1.653-4)

How can Mildred be "happy" if she tried to kill herself at the beginning of the novel?

Quote #5

"I'm going to do something," said Montag. "I don't even know what yet, but I'm going to do something big." (1.655)

Montag’s rebellion is more about personal gratification than any sort of altruism.

Quote #6

"Millie? Does the White Clown love you?"

No answer.

"Millie, does—" He licked his lips. "Does your ‘family’ love you, love you very much, love you with all their heart and soul, Millie?" (2.62-4)

Does love exist at all in the world of Fahrenheit 451? Because it seems like Mildred and Montag don’t even love each other…

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