We know something about Mildred from her actions and words. She says, "It's fun out in the country. You hit rabbits, sometimes you hit dogs. Go, take the beetle."
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Mildred is addicted to her TV parlor. She is a vacuous product of the state. She likes nothing that has intrinsic value and beauty. The wonder of nature affords no beauty to her. The countryside is only a place to inflict violence on animals. We get the disturbing sense that Mildred really isn't joking when she says this quote. Mildred has become a slave to a world that worships material possessions instead of love, literature, beauty and life. Everything is disposable to Mildred including animals.