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Mildred quote?In the novel, I vaguely recall Mildred saying somethig about how when she...

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shadesofhannah | Student, Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted July 26, 2009 at 12:50 PM via web

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Mildred quote?

In the novel, I vaguely recall Mildred saying somethig about how when she needed to clear her head (or maybe whe she was feeling bad? Something along those lines) she got in the car and drove as fast as she could. I don't remember exactly how it was worded or anything, but I need to know because I'm writing something for school and I wanted to bring this up. Try as I might, I haven't been able to find the quote online and the book isn't at my disposal right now. Can anyone find me this quote?

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mrs-campbell | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted July 26, 2009 at 3:06 PM (Answer #2)

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"The keys to the beetle are on the night table.  I always like to drive fast when I feel that way.  You get it up around ninety-five and you feel wonderful.  Sometimes I drive all night and come back and you don't know it.  It's fun out in the country.  You hit rabbits, sometimes you hit dogs.  Go take the beetle."

I think that his the quote you are looking for. It doesn't mention how she wants to clear her head.  It just says, "when I feel that way," referring to how Montag has just said that he has "an awful feeling I want to smash things and kill things."  This entire sequence can be found a few pages before the end of section one after Beatty has delivered his little history lesson and left.  I hope that helps!

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shadesofhannah | Student, Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted July 26, 2009 at 4:43 PM (Answer #3)

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Yes, that is what I was looking for.

Thank you very much!

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katie224 | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted December 17, 2011 at 4:50 AM (Answer #5)

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"The keys to the beetle are on the night table.  I always like to drive fast when I feel that way.  You get it up around ninety-five and you feel wonderful.  Sometimes I drive all night and come back and you don't know it.  It's fun out in the country.  You hit rabbits, sometimes you hit dogs.  Go take the beetle."

I think that his the quote you are looking for. It doesn't mention how she wants to clear her head.  It just says, "when I feel that way," referring to how Montag has just said that he has "an awful feeling I want to smash things and kill things."  This entire sequence can be found a few pages before the end of section one after Beatty has delivered his little history lesson and left.  I hope that helps!

do you know what page number that quote is on?

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sprite44 | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted April 18, 2012 at 6:11 PM (Answer #6)

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"The keys to the beetle are on the night table.  I always like to drive fast when I feel that way.  You get it up around ninety-five and you feel wonderful.  Sometimes I drive all night and come back and you don't know it.  It's fun out in the country.  You hit rabbits, sometimes you hit dogs.  Go take the beetle."

I think that his the quote you are looking for. It doesn't mention how she wants to clear her head.  It just says, "when I feel that way," referring to how Montag has just said that he has "an awful feeling I want to smash things and kill things."  This entire sequence can be found a few pages before the end of section one after Beatty has delivered his little history lesson and left.  I hope that helps!

do you know what page number that quote is on?

top of Page 68... that probably wont help you now, but hopefuly someone else could use this info.

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tonyarthur123 | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted September 15, 2012 at 4:22 PM (Answer #7)

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Also, that quote foreshadows that Millie killed Clarisse :(

Think about it

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