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jetman911 | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted February 12, 2008 at 8:21 AM via web

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Can you describe the bedroom which Montag enters in "Fahrenheit 451" in the first part and which character does it represent?

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sullymonster | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted February 12, 2008 at 9:43 AM (Answer #1)

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The bedroom is the one that Montag shares with his wife Mildred.  It is a cold room, not inviting or homey.  What is significant is that Montag refers to the room as empty, and then revises that to say not quite empty.  This symbolizes Montag himself.  He realizes in this scene, and in part because of his interaction with Clarisse, that he is unhappy.  This realization has made him see that he is "not quite empty".  There is still passion and desire in him, and they are the spark that will lead to his goals.

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