Importance of Mildred
Mildred and Montag do not 'love' each other, but Montag still repeats Mildred's name over and over in his head. Why does he do this? Montag says... God Bless you Millie, or something like that. WHY does he say that? She was the reason he is a fugitive, because she called the firemen. Mildred is frightening in a way, she never stops watching the TV and she does not like to talk to Montag about things, like when Montag was reading to her she did not want to engage in the conversations. She even tried to commit suicide. After all this... Montag STILL feels bad for her. He does not 'miss' her, so he says when talking to Granger. WHY does Montag STILL want her to live!?