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Clarisse McClellan is a character from Ray Bradbury's novel Fahrenheit 451.
As a supporting character, she is vastly alienated from society, preferring to reflect and ponder rather than engage in action-packed behaviour which the society portrayed in the novel encourages.
Clarisse serves as a plot device in the novel.
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 GradeSaver: ClassicNote: Fahrenheit 451 - Character List
Through his friendship with Clarisse McClellan, Montag comes to realize that he is not in love with his wife and that he is, in fact, disgusted with himself and those around him for choosing to embrace the unimportant, cosmetic façade of life rather than examine what lies beneath.
Clarisse has no taste for the advanced technology her society has come to depend on, and thus represents the antithesis of Millie, Montag's wife.
Montag admires Clarisse for her curiosity and awareness of the world around her, and is disturbed by her accurate understanding of his empty, loveless life.
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 Fahrenheit 451 Study Guide / Fahrenheit 451 Summary
They introduce themselves, and she is Clarisse McClellan, an unusual, seventeen-year-old girl whose odd family moves in next door to Montag and his wife, Mildred.
The way she looks with her pale face glowing in the moonlit night reminds him of a time when he was a boy and the power went out, so he and his mother had to light one of few remaining candles.
Clarisse walks with him the next day and she tells him that she is forced to go to the psychiatrist because people just don't understand why she would want to hike in the forests or collect butterflies or pick flowers.
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Clarisse was considered antisocial because she was different: she did what she wanted to do and believed what she wanted to believe.
Clarisse and her relatives were considered outcasts, because they did things others wouldn't do.
Clarisse had strong support and encouragement from her family, so she wasn't afraid of doing what she wanted to.
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 Katy Ryan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Clarisse introduces herself as "seventeen and crazy" (11), having been instructed by her uncle to add insanity when telling people her age.
Clarisse presents Guy with little trinkets while accompanying him to and from the train station, prattling incessantly about the way the world used to be as told to her by her uncle.
His insanity is brought to peak levels with two events--the death of Clarisse and the burning of a woman, who refuses to abandon her books when the firemen come to destroy them.
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 NovelGuide: Fahrenheit 451: Novel Summary: Part 1A
On their walk, Clarisse asks questions that force Montag to think deeply, perhaps for the first time, about his life and himself as a person.
Clarisse brings up a good point: this society is too preoccupied with speed to enjoy the colors of nature.
Clarisse admits that she doesn't go to the government-sponsored activities, such as parlor walls or Fun Parks, and thus she has plenty of time to daydream and think deeply.
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 Lithium Doll
Clarisse is a bright young girl who is “seventeen and crazy”.
Clarisse is one of those who inspire Montag to look at the world differently, and by doing so has a great impact on his life.
Clarisse is bright, young, and innocent, whereas Montag is older, jaded, and cynical.
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 GradeSaver: ClassicNote: Fahrenheit 451 - Full Summary and Analysis
She questions him steadily about his perception of the world, leaving him with the query "Are you happy?" Clarisse leaves a strong impression on Montag, and he continues to reflect on their brief encounter and her very different way of viewing the world.
Montag questions her about Clarisse, who he has not seen in days, and Mildred says she had forgotten to tell him that Clarisse was struck by a car and killed four days earlier.
After questioning Clarisse about her motivation to walk in the rain and catch drops in her mouth, Montag begins to question himself, his career, and his marriage.
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 Classics Network -- Essay -- Nihilistic Happiness and the Awakening of Self - Consciousness
Clarisse is an entirely different human being who does not fit to the society Montag knows.
While talking to Clarisse, Montag smells "the faintest breath of fresh apricots and strawberries in the air" (F:6) which so significantly differs from the smell of kerosene which "is nothing but perfume" (F:6) to Guy.
Clarisse is light and life, whereas Mildred is darkness and death.
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 Thesis Statements & Important Quotes from "Fahrenheit 451" by Ray Bradbury
Clarisse McClellan is a young woman who strikes up an unlikely friendship with Guy Montag, a friendship which causes Guy to question some of the assumptions and beliefs that he has followed blindly for much of his life.
Analyze the role that Clarisse’s life and death play in Guy’s development of consciousness, as well as in the trajectory of the novel "Fahrenheit 451"as a whole.
You may also choose to consider whether Clarisse’s character was necessary in order for Guy to undergo his transformation.
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 Del Rey Online | Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Then he meets Clarisse McClellan, his new neighbor, almost seventeen, and different, and their meeting changes him.
This time she is out savoring the rainfall, and when she dashes off to a psychiatric appointment (school officials consider her pensiveness, curiosity, and nonconformist behavior abnormal), Montag tilts his head back and tastes the rain himself.
Every day for a week Clarisse walks Montag to the subway, always surprising him with little gifts from nature or with stories about her life, about life in general, about the past.
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  A Quick Lesson in Equality   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Clarisse questions many facets of life which Montag has long accepted, and gives Montag a new desire for understanding.
His introduction to the young Clarisse McClellan, and the near death of his wife due to an overdose of sleeping pills.
Through the ideas about life of Clarisse, and the visible frailty of that life shown to him by his wife, Montag is shaken from acceptance and begins to look at his ideals more closely, taking progressively more dangerous steps towards his enlightenment.
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 Ray Bradbury, "Fahrenheit 451"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
It is Clarisse who, by questioning Montag, brings the lack of love and happiness in his life to the attention of the fireman.
Thereby, Clarisse is the first to encourage Montag on his path to self-awareness.
She embodies that which is positive about the human spirit, while her death is representative of the intolerance of an overbearing, dehumanized society for those who do not conform.
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 User:Perl/Fahrenheit 451/characters - Wikibooks, collection of open-content textbooks
Clarisse McClellan is the 17-year-old girl who awakens Montag's desire to question the values of his society.
She asks Montag if he is happy during their first conversation, and this prompts him to admit to himself that he is miserable.
Although Montag must already have challenged some of the beliefs of the firemen--as evident from the fact that he has been accumulating books behind a ventilator grille in his house--Clarisse is nonetheless an important catalyst in his eventual transformation from a conforming participant in government censorship to a subversive rebel fighting the government.
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Clarisse McClellan, Montag's eccentric seventeen-year-old neighbor, plays a decisive role in changing Montag's life.
            Montag's first meeting with Clarisse -- by moonlight, late at night, when the suburban streets are abandoned -- is typical of his later interactions with her.
  Clarisse pushes him to take note of the details of the natural world (dew, moonlight, rain), and asks incisive questions about their society's history and its present: why people drive so fast, why they no longer talk on their front porches, and, of course, why firemen burn books.
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 Fahrenheit 451 Story and Characters - Northbrook Public Library
Clarisse McClellan is a 17-year-old who is unlike anyone Montag has ever met.
After his meeting with Clarisse, Montag goes home and discovers his wife Mildred stretched out cold and motionless on the bed.
When he arrives home Mildred gives him another shock: Clarisse’s family has moved; the girl, she thinks, has died in an auto accident.
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 Review of Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
After an unsettling conversation, Clarisse asks him if he is happy, and his ready answer is belied by his sudden realization that not everything is all right.
Clarisse, who arrives in to the book like a breath of fresh air, is killed off within a few pages.
Ironically, in Truffaut's version (see my review), by no means a conventional movie, Clarisse survives all the way to the end of the story, and as Bradbury points out in his introduction to this edition, Clarisse also survives in the play and the opera that he wrote based on his own book.
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 Fahrenheit 451
He likes her a lot and she questions his ways of life making him understand how bad his town really is. The book starts on a regular day for Montag.
Clarisse asks Montag "Are you happy?" This challenges Montags way of life and this makes him want to change throughout the story.
The reason Clarisse asks this is because Montag is a fireman and he burns people’s houses that they have books.
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 UCLA Magazine
I had written a short story called The Pedestrian about a future in which it's illegal to walk on the streets.
A few months later, I took The Pedestrian out for a stroll and when he turned a corner he was confronted by a teenage girl named Clarisse McClellan who took a deep breath and said, "I know who you are, from the smell of the kerosene.
A little more than a week later, my first version of what would become Fahrenheit 451 was finished.
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 Ray Bradbury, "Fahrenheit 451"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
[Clarisse McClellan asks Guy Montag if he ever reads any of the books he burns, and she comments that people in their society are moving too rapidly to notice the grass or the moon, then asks Guy if he is happy.
Bradbury uses Clarisse, Guy's imaginative and perceptive seventeen-year-old neighbor, as a metaphorical mirror to begin reflecting truths that Montag otherwise would not see....
Clarisse also serves as a mirror held up to the rest of society....
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 Book Report
Clarisse goes on to tell him about her uncle, who remembers the past and has a sharp intellect.
She thinks that a fourth wall would be great, while Montag refuses because he thinks it is useless and expensive.
Mildred later tells Montag that Clarisse and her family have been murdered for their supposedly anti-social beliefs.
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 FREE MonkeyNotes Study Guide-Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury-Free Booknotes Chapter Summary Plot Synopsis Analysis ...
When they reach Clarisse's house, which is next door to Montag's, he bids her a warm good-bye.
Clarisse has no qualms about expressing her opinions, even when they are radical and revolutionary.
In the past, Montag has always been content with his job and his life; but Clarisse's question makes him realize that he has never been happy like she seems to be.
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She shows him things like the moon and nature itself and Montag starts thinking and when he comes home he remembers the books he hided, but he bans the thought of them.
Mildred answers that she has forgotten to tell him, but that Clarisse is dead, run over by a car.
Montag thinks of Clarisse, Faber and his wife but then realizes that Clarisse is dead anyway and that Faber has left the town shortly after he himself did.
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 Term Paper on Fahrenheit 451 - Clarrise
In Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury, Clarisse McClellan is a character who has not been influenced by the society in which she lives.
Clarisse was brought up in a family where she was allowed to think, thus giving her the ability to not be affected by the society’s …
It is because of this questioning and Clarisse’s influence that he takes the next step and starts actually reading books.
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 The Mirror
It isn't until Montag meets Clarisse McClellan that he begins to question his happiness.
Clarisse is a simple character that is continually asking about the world around her.
She does not settle for the answers that are shouted at her from the wall-sized televisions.
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He meets up with a little girl named Clarisse McClellan while he is walking home from work.
During her questioning, she starts to get Montag thinking about books and how his life is. Clarisse shares many of her thoughts that have been influenced by her uncle.
He asks his wife if she knows anything about Clarisse’s absence, and his wife says that Clarisse’s family moved, and Clarisse had been killed.
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 Guy Montag - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
After talking with him, Montag begins hiding books in his house.
Second, he meets 17-year-old Clarisse McClellan while walking home from his work.
He talks with her and is amazed at how she's different from the hedonistic materialist society everyone lives in.
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Clarisse tells him about herself: She's seventeen years old, and everyone thinks she's crazy, because she does things like walk around all night and stay up to watch the sunrise.
  By the time he leaves her at the door of her house -- where all the lights in the windows are on, because her family is sitting up and talking -- Clarisse's questions have made him restless and doubtful, and he doesn't know why.
  Just before Clarisse runs up her driveway, she suddenly turns to him and asks him: "Are you happy?" Montag, startled, can't think of an answer before she disappears into the house.
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 CliffsNotes::Fahrenheit 451:Book Summary and Study Guide
A lover of life and nature, Clarisse, an affable neighbor who is seventeen, is the foil of Mildred—Montag’s cold, mindless, conforming wife.
Delightfully human and aware of her surroundings, Clarisse disdains the fact-learning that passes for modern education.
Powered by an insatiable curiosity, Clarisse, whom Beatty labels a “time bomb,” serves as the catalyst that impels Montag toward a painful but necessary self-examination.
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 Fahrenheit 451 (ISBN 0345342968):   Very Well Said
He never questions why they burned books or the way society was, until he met a seventeen year old girl named Clarisse McClellan, who, with the help of an old professor helped him examine the past and what they have become in the present.
For example, Clarisse was a teenage girl that allowed herself to think and appreciated nature; something rarely seen in anyone in the era the book was set in.
Until her disappearance, Clarisse shows Montag everything there is to enjoy outside of what society says you should enjoy.
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 Fahrenheit 451
[p.24-28] Clarisse tells him she's different from other youth [considered antisocial] and doesn't like the violence youths do to each other.
Clarisse is not sick but a misfit in a sick society.
He finds a railroad track and feels certain that Clarisse had been there.
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