"Here or there, that's bound to occur. Clarisse McClellan? We've a record on her family. We've watched them carefully. Heredity and environment are funny things. You can't rid yourselves of all the odd ducks in just a few years.
He looked at that black line with disbelief, getting to his feet.That wasn't the police, he thought.He looked down the boulevard. It was clear now. A carful of children, all ages, God knew, fromtwelve to sixteen, out
Illusion of a perfect society
The object he had sent tumbling with his foot now glinted under the edge of his own bed. The small crystal bottle of sleeping-tablets which earlier today had been filled with thirty capsules and which now lay uncapped and empty in the light of the tiny flare.
Bradbury uses this to show how the government in this society watches, and gets rid of anyone that might not follow everyone else, or might act differently.
This scene in Fahrenheit shows how in this society, even children commit homicidal, and dangerous actions against others, and that people here don't think they could be harmed, and that this is just one big game to them
This scene in the novel shows how even though the society seemed perfect at first, people like Mildred overdose, or try to commit suicide every night, and has become a very common occurrence for those in the society. This makes the reader start to question the perfectness of the society, and makes them ask what is causing all of these people to want to do this.
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