If you admit that its easier to watch television/ movies then what is the difference between you and Mildred? I definitely think that it is much easier to watch television and movies then it is to read books. When you watch TV and movies, the characters actually act out their roles instead of you having to make it up yourself, which is harder than just watching it. I am a lot different from Mildred though. She doesnt even know if it would be easier to read books or watch TV because she doesnt read them because they are forbidden of course.
If anyone is caught with books in their house, their house is burnt down to a crisp. She is afraid of even picking up a book. I guess that you can say that Mildred is obsessed with watching television and movies. I feel that she feels like she absolutely has to watch it to survive. At least that is what she makes me think when I read this book.
I think that it is not only odd that she thinks of the people on television as family, but I also think that it is crazy. When I first read that she thought that that about those people and did call them family, I literally thought that there was something wrong with hermentally. Dont get me wrongI love to watch TV and movies, but I would never in a million years consider anyone on there my aunts, uncles, cousins, etc. That is just one big difference between Mildred and I.
I really dont know of any normal person who acts like her. Like I said, television and movies are very easy to watch and there is not much thinking that you have to do because you can almost say that the thinking, in a sense, is done for you. It is easier to see something visually than have to visualize it for yourself. When you read a book, you have to concentrate on who is speaking, but on television and movies you dont have to because the people in the TV/movie act out their own parts. Another big difference between Mildred and I is that first of all I read a lot of books and even though I think that watching television and movies is much more easier, I would much rather read a book. I am the type of person who doesnt like things given to me, but I like to figure them out on my own.
To me this is much more fun and exciting. I like to interpret things my way instead of having other people do it for me. I feel that Mildred is the type of person who gets attached to certain things way too quickly and she depends on them a little too much. I think that it is ridiculous that she seems to care about the television family much more than she even thinks of caring for her husband, Montag. The problem is that I dont even think she realizes or even thinks of those types of things because she is too busy with her television life. She is too concerned on what is on TV and what is going on in each show and doesnt even have a clue about what is going on in life or what is going on around her.