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The family who play together stay together right Not if it consists of only one person playing in terms of watching TV In Fahrenheit 451 Guy Montags wife Mildred becomes excessively attached to her TV walls that she considers them her family that she treats better than her real husband The TV walls take the place of real family interaction and gives them the illusion of actual feelings and relationships with the TV families By substituting television viewing for involvement in real life the viewers to have an intimate relationship with the simulated families making them think that they have this perfect and happy life because they do not have to face the emotional struggles with a real family The physical walls in Montags house and the television screens that fill them represent the isolation and emptiness of their marriage and society There is no real intimacy between Montag and Mildred because all of Mildreds love and care all goes to the fictional characters on her show that seem more real to her than her husband If we had a fourth wall why itd be just like this room wasnt ours at all but all kinds of exotic peoples rooms We could do without a few things Bradbury 20 The fourth wall is Mildreds and only for Mildred because Montag had no interest in it Mildreds obsession with the fourth wall suggests that she wants to be contained in the world of the actors and that she does not want to interact with people like her husband who does not share her involvement The fourth wall is almost like the last piece of a box that seals Mildred in so she can be completely surrounded by what she calls her family Moreover the only chance for intimacy in Mildreds and Montags relationship is the absence of the fourth wall When it is filled no hope remains for them because the time that she spends with
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