Can anyone find me the quote where Mildred says she drives a car fast when she feels bad?

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mrs-campbell eNotes educator| Certified Educator

"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!

tonyarthur123 | Student

Also, that quote foreshadows that Millie killed Clarisse :(

Think about it

sprite44 | Student

"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.

katie224 | Student

"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?

shadesofhannah | Student

Yes, that is what I was looking for.

Thank you very much!

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