Essay about Analysis Of ' Faulkner 's ' Burn '

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1. "It 's fine work. Montag burn Millay, Wednesday Whitman, Friday Faulkner, burn 'em to ashes, then burn the ashes. That 's our official slogan. -Guy Montag (page 6)
Montag talks with Clarisse for the first time and she asks him interesting questions about his work as a fireman. For example: "Do you ever read any of the books you burn?" And then Montag explains Clarisse their official firemen slogan.
Millay, Whitman and Faulkner were famous American authors during the 19th century. Their books are burnt by the firemen.

2. He wore his happiness like a mask and the girl had run off across the lawn with the mask and there was no way of going to knock on her door and ask for it back. (page 9)
After Montag 's talk with Clarisse, he thinks about her final question: "Are you happy?" she had asked and ran off without waiting for him to answer her question, because it wasn 't a question she wanted an answer for. It was a question Montag should think about himself.
First, he considered that he 's happy, but as soon as he enters the dark bedroom, where his wife, Mildred, already slept in bed, his smile vanishes and his happiness disappears.
He recalls the question and realizes that he isn 't happy at all. With his whole life, his job and his wife. Clarisse made him think about this and opened him his eyes. Montag never thought about this before. He imagined he was happy, but it was just a mask. Clarisse took away the mask and therefore Montag couldn 't hide behind it anymore. He has…

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