Why does Guy hope Mildred will enjoy the books in Fahrenheit 451?

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pohnpei397 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

My opinion is that Guy hopes Mildred will enjoy the books because he has started to think that books are important and because he is worried about Mildred.

Ever since Mildred took the overdose of sleeping pills, Guy is worried that her life is empty.  He cares about her and wants her to be happy.  He thinks she cannot be happy the way things are, so he wants her to get into books and thinking.  He thinks that will give her more of a reason to live than she has right now with nothing to care about but the parlour walls.