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Mildred and Montag's marriage has been in trouble for years. While she recedes deeper and deeper in to the world of her television without substance, he is moving away from the society and towards individualism. When he finally reaches his breaking point, Montag is in desperate need of a confidant, a person with whom he can talk about his feeling honestly. Clarisse is gone, so he has nobody but Mildred left.

"Whether we like this or not, we're in it. I've never asked for much from you in all these years, but I ask it now, I plead for it. We've got to start somewhere here, figuring out why we're in such a mess, you and the medicine at night, and the car, and me and my work. We're heading right for the cliff, Millie."

Mildred, however, doesn't want anything to do with individualism or books. She is perfectly happy to remain in her false world, populated by false people and false emotion. The real world scares her; she has no coping mechanisms to deal with real life and real problems. Instead of helping Montag and running away from the city with him, she turns him in. Despite this, Montag finds that he can't hate her, but only feel pity.

She ran past with her body stiff, her face floured with powder, her mouth gone, without lipstick... she shoved the valise in the waiting beetle, climbed in, and sat mumbling, "Poor family, poor family, oh everything gone, everything, everything gone now...."
(Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451, Google Books)

Mildred "runs" for Beatty, because she wants her old, safe life back. She refuses to "run" for Montag because he represents change, and she doesn't want change, just the same thing day after day. Mildred's concern is entirely for herself, and she doesn't understand that Montag needs something outside of her narrow worldview. Instead, she flees to Beatty's world, which she believes to be safe, and is killed when the city is bombed.

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In Fahrenheit 451, why will Mildred run to turn the t.v. off for Beatty, but not for Montag?

The morning after Montag burns Mrs. Blake's house down, he is feeling ill and sick at heart over what had happened.  It is finally all hitting him-the awful nature of his work.  He is upset, and Mildred is the only one around to talk to.  He asks her to "turn it off for a sick man," meaning her t.v. walls, so that they can talk.  Bradbury writes next that she says sure but "went out of the room but did nothing to the parlor and came back."  She probably didn't turn it if for several possible reasons.  One is that she forgot, two is that she didn't realize how much it was really bothering Montag, three is that she never really listens to him anyway-hence their distance and faltering relationship.  Or, she could be showing a lack of respect for him; he has been acting strange lately, and she just wants things to be back to normal.  She states, "That's my favorite program," which shows that she cares more about her t.v. shows, her t.v. "family" than for him.

When Beatty shows up and asks her to turn the t.v. off, "this time, Mildred ran."  This is probably because Beatty is a guest, he's Montag's boss, and he has an authoritative and stern air.  He doesn't ask, he demands:  "Shut the 'relatives' up".  She is a bit frightened of him; when she realizes he is coming "she ran a few steps this way, a few steps that, and stopped, eyes wide."  This is a description that reveals her fear for him, so it is no wonder that she ran to obey.

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