"Will you turn the parlor off?" he asked. "Thats my family.“( Bradbury page 23 lines 12-13) This Quote is very significant because it shows Ray Bradburys fear of how technology is taking over the need for family.
“Youre not like the others. Ive seen a few; I know.When I talk, you look at me. When I saidsomething about the moon, you looked at themoon, last night. The others would never dothat. The others would walk off and leave metalking. Or threaten me. No one has time anymore for anyone else. Youre one of the few whoput up with me.” ( Bradbury page 10 line 47)
What Does this Mean? This quote marks the beginning of Montagand Clarisse Friendship. This quote was sointeresting because they true meaning offriendship came out. Clarisse was shocked athow her & Montag connected so wellespecially with him being a fireman.
Def : a person or thing ofdistinctive character(Dictionary.com)
“We need not to be let alone. We need to be really bothered once in a while. How long is it since you were really bothered? About something important, about something real?” (Bradbury page 24 lines 50-53)
Ray Bradbury is saying technology andmodernization is taking over so much, thatno one knows anyone anymore. Mr. Bradburyis saying we need to be bothered by realityto see how it is destroying up physically,mentally and emotionally.
Discussion Questions1. Faber says that books can be beaten down with reason, but that TVoverwhelms the senses and can not. Is he right? Does TV really deserve somuch credit here?2. In the digitized, mechanical world of Fahrenheit 451, what makessomething real? What’s more "real" – books or TV? Are either reallysubstantive?3. What does Mildred mean when she calls the TV her "family"?