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In "Fahrenheit 451," what things do the McClellans do that classify them as...

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pimpxslayer | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted November 16, 2008 at 9:39 AM via web

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In "Fahrenheit 451," what things do the McClellans do that classify them as peculiar?

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dneshan | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Associate Educator

Posted November 16, 2008 at 10:13 AM (Answer #1)

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Since the people in this society are not allowed to read, pay attention to scenery, think on their own, express thoughts to each other, or look at nature, it is normal things that we do everyday that the McClellans do that classify them as strange.  Clarisse's family talks about the past and they exchange feelings and information with each other.  Additionally, they do not spend their entire days sitting in front of telelvision or parlor walls; instead, they take in the scenery, stop to think, and enjoy nature.  This is what makes them antisocial in the eyes of Montag's society.

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