What evidence is there of the physical descriptions of Clarisse and Mildred in Fahrenheit 451?
Bradbury is a master of imagery, similes and metaphors; hence, he uses them to describe people's features and personalities. That said, there are no explicit descriptions, only ones steeped in imagery. For example, Montag smells apricots and strawberries when he is around Clarisse, but he describes her as follows:
"There was only the girl walking with him now, her face bright as snow in the moonlight. . . He saw himself in her eyes. . . as if her eyes were two miraculous bits of violet amber that might capture and hold him intact. Her face, turned to him now, was fragile milk crystal with a soft and constant light in it" (7).
Bradbury uses the words "snow" and "milk" which suggest a white face, but also a pure and young one. He also uses many images of light, such as moonlight and candlelight, to describe how Clarisse radiates brightness and warmth from her person. Her eyes seem to be contrasted with the words violet and amber, but he also says they are dark. This contrast between...
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