Montag meeting Clarisse changes Montag’s narrow-minded perspective on life when asked: “Are you happy?”, Montag begins to question his way of thinking and the lifestyle he has chosen. This makes him realize that he is not happy with life and wonder what is causing this. This is symbol of people in this society being brainwashed and manipulated this is recognizable by Montag.
“He Felt as if he had left a stage behind and many actors”
Throughout the film, this dystopian society is shown through peoples reactions such as Montag’s wife Mildred’s lifetime contribution to her online reality and the restrictions of information by burning book. Montag “Felt as if he had left a stage behind and many actors”