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Why does Montag scoff at Mildred when she tells him of Clarisse's death?
He doesn't believe that Clarisse was really killed.
He resents that Mildred is the one to tell him because she didn't know Clarisse.
Clarisse's death is old news to Montag; Mildred learned of it after the fact.
Montag's reaction is actually him attempting to suppress his sadness about her death.
Montag doesn't think it is right that Mildred uses such a casual tone when she tells him about the death.