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Fahrenheit 451

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Montag and Conflict

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Read the following passage:

He fell into bed and his wife cried out, startled. He lay far across the room from her, on a winter island separated by an empty sea. And suddenly she was so strange he couldn't believe he knew her at all. He was in someone else's house, like those other jokes people told of the gentleman, drunk, coming home late at night, unlocking the wrong door, entering a wrong room, and bedding with a stranger and getting up early and going to work and neither of them the wiser.

According to the narration, why is Guy bothered?

A

Montag is upset that the TV parlor wall and all of Millie's electronics are overstimulating him, preventing him from falling asleep.

B

As he watches her sleep, Guy struggles with his anger and cannot come to terms with the fact that Mildred told authorities about his book collection.

C

Guy sees Mildred listening to the radio on her Seashell earphones in bed and realizes he is bothered that she is not more antiauthoritarian, nor interested in reading and learning new information.

D

Montag becomes fully aware that although he loves Millie, she will never love him like she does her TV "family." Upon realizing this truth, he feels emotional pain and hurt.

E

Montag realizes how estranged he is from his own wife, and, on a larger scale, he is saddened that he does not possess close friends or intimate relationships with anybody in his life.