In Fahrenheit 451, what clue does the author give to describe human interaction in Guy's world?

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Most of the information about human interaction in Guy's world is given to the reader through the character of Clarisse.

Early in the book, a huge amount of information can be found in the first conversation between Clarisse and Montag. Initially, Montag is insulted and confused by the young woman's...

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Most of the information about human interaction in Guy's world is given to the reader through the character of Clarisse.

Early in the book, a huge amount of information can be found in the first conversation between Clarisse and Montag. Initially, Montag is insulted and confused by the young woman's questions:

[Clarisse] "You laugh when I haven't been funny and you answer right off. You never stop to think what I've asked you."

[Montag] He stopped walking. "You are an odd one, " he said, looking at her. "Haven't you any respect?"

but eventually is intrigued by her. We learn that most people don't think for themselves, obey rigid rules for conversation, and mold their identity around their work.

Additionally, Montag finds Clarisse's family strange, specifically because they spend a large amount of time talking to one another.

Finally, Clarisse contrasts her own inquisitive conversations with that of her peers and others. Midway through part one, she confesses to Montag that she likes to watch people, and sometimes eavesdrops on their conversations:

[Clarisse] "Or I listen at soda fountains, and do you know what?"

[Montag] "What?"

"People don't talk about anything."

"Oh, they must!"

"No, not anything. They name a lot of cars or clothes or swimming pools mostly and say how swell! But they all say the same things and nobody says anything different from anyone else."

Interestingly, as soon she mentions this, Montag begins noticing this fact in his own conversations.

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