“Montag reached under his pillow, and the book was still there,” (Bradbury 56). Mildred is a conformist because she obeys all they rules, she does not have a rebellious personality, and she does what society wants her to do. Montag is a nonconformist because he reads various books even though it is against the law, he is curious about what Clarisse has to tell him, and toward the end of the novel he totally rebels against society.
Throughout the novel, Mildred is a conformist. She obeys all the rules in society. In the novel Fahrenheit 451, the society is very strict. Censorship is a major aspect of the society, even though the author had not intended it to be a novel about censorship. The society has a lot of strict rules that everyday citizens follow. Mildred is one of those citizens that follow those rules. Books are not allowed; therefore she does not like them.
She is talking about the parlor. An example from the novel that shows Mildred follows the rule of no books being allowed is when Montag show s Mildred that he is reading. Mildred overreacts and does not like the idea of owning books in her house. She thinks they will be burned. She just wants to watch the parlor walls all day. Mildred said, “This is my family,” (Bradbury 49). Mildred is very involved with her parlor, as reflected in her quote, “Ann! The white clown is on tonight!” (Bradbury 74). We later find out that she actually turns Montag in and leaves him to have his books burned.
Mildred does not have a rebellious personality. She does not even question why things are the way they are. When Montag brings books, her instant reaction was to get them out of her house. She did not show even the slightest bit of curiosity. She also sounded the alarm on Montag, which is the opposite of rebelling against society. She supports society just like the rest of the citizens.
If Mildred were to have a rebellious personality, she most likely would have supported Montag and read books with him. She...