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What is the significance of Montag seeing his reflection in Clarisse's eye?

 

kaymo m #196675
Aug 22, 2011 3:21 PM

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What is the significance of Montag seeing his reflection in Clarisse's eye?
 

Aslan
Aug 22, 2011 4:12 PM

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Part of Bradbury's dystopia is that human connections have become impersonal and disposable. His relationship with his wife is distant but Clarisse is different. In her eyes he sees a reflection of himself. For the first time in his life he gets a glimpse of who he really is. The moment is a baptism of sorts. Through Clarisse Montag sees a reflection of the man he needs to be. It is the beginning of his radical change; Montag is finally experiencing truth in the eyes of a young stranger.
 

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