Mildred, for a normal life or not?
Is Mildred Montag ready to be brought out of hiding?
Mildred Montag's Report
Mildred shows shallowness and mediocrity. She refuses to remove the earbuds from her ears ignoring all that she doesn't find expectable. She is very similar to today's common teenager. Mildred Montag and her husband Guy Montag have been married 10 years. Their relationship is a dying shell. Ms. Montag has a dull social life where she doesn't have human interaction. She'd much rather just sit in front of 'the walls', instead of having a conversation with Guy. "Well, wasn't there a wall between him and Mildred when you came down to it? Literally not just one wall but, so far, three?"
Mildred is a prime example of the importance of human interaction. At one point Mildred tries to kill her self from the lack of depth in her life. "The small crystal bottle of sleeping tablets which earlier today had been filled with thirty capsules and which now lay uncapped and empty in the light of the tiny flare." Mildred shows how without human interaction life becomes vacant.
People close to Mildred
Direct and indirect
Mildred was very depressed in the beginning of the book. She then tried to commit suicide, and then she didn't remember doing it. She shows a lack of communication and does not know how to have a normal conversation with Guy. The lack of knowledge on their relationship, "Why it was at--' She stopped. 'I don't know,' she said. He was cold. 'Can't you remember?" Shows her dying relationship.
In today’s society, Mildred would be able to fit in certain aspects. She would blend in with the ‘typical’ teenagers today. In today’s day in age, people walk through the streets and wear earbuds to ignore the other people around them. Mildred does the exact same thing in Fahrenheit world. But Mildred would not be able to handle the main communication skills you have to have. So Mildred would probably have a hard time adapting to not having ‘the walls’, and our society having a good amount of communication. People in our society would probably see how hard it is for Mildred to speak with other people so they would try to not turn into her. So I think she would probably put a somewhat positive impact on everyone.