What does Montag say his house reminds him of?

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Montag's house is not described in great detail throughout the novel.  We can assume that it is technologically advanced because to enter the house, Montag has to be identified by a "glove hole" at the front door.  The living room is covered with wall size televisions that entertain Mildred all day long.  There are televisions on three sides of the room, and Mildred asks Montag for the fourth so she can act out a role in a soap opera that gives its viewers parts in the show.  The bedroom has french doors that are draped in curtains, and when Montag opens the doors, he says, "It was like coming into the cold marbled room of a mausoleum after the moon has set."  The room is cold and dark like a tomb.  Mildred is in bed with tiny headphones that continue to "entertain" her even while she is asleep.  She has also taken medication in order to sleep.  

This is a household that is lacking love and life.  Days are spent doing nothing--Mildred watches TV while Montag burns books as a fireman.  The fact that the bedroom is described as a tomb or mausoleum also shows the lack of love in their marriage.   The house is not a home but is just a place to exist in the society that wiped out all happiness in its citizens.  Like Montag and Mildred, the house is "dead."

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