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“We are more than friends but less a couple”.In the book Fahrenheit 451, the main character Montag lives in a lonely, isolating society and is now questioning the government and their actions behind burning books.He goes through a lot of obstacles along the way trying to decide if he still wants to be a fireman or run away from this even though there are consequences.On the other hand, in the namesake, the main character Gogol feels that his name is unusual and the Bengalis customs antagonize him.He decides to move to the American customs which then he realizes to stay with his identity. While both Montag and Gogol experience complicating relationships with their spouses, both lack communication, whereas Montag and Mildred lack love and gain space. In the novels, Fahrenheit 451 and the namesake both main characters produce a complicating relationship with their spouses causing major changes as a result.Montag and Mildred waiting for Beatty to come when Montag asks:”Millie? Does the White Clown love you?” No answer.”Millie, does—” He licked his lips. “Does your ‘family’ love you, love you very much, love you with all their heart and soul, Millie?” ((Bradbury 73).What this quote is expressing is how they really don’t love each other because Mildred never answers back.It also shows that she feels lonely in a way because she cannot express her full emotions.In the same manner, Gogol is having a difficult relationship with Moushumi because she would rather hang out with her friends than Gogol.Gogol has suspicions in his head about  Mo and her friends and why she needs to be always with them saying, “Gogol has been to the house before, a bit too frequently in his opinion…She has ignored Nikhil perhaps more than necessary…”(Lahari 235-247).This is supporting how she is a French teacher who feels unsatisfying with her relationship.She takes the unsatisfiedness into hanging out with her friends to ignore her husband.In short, they both share a hard relationship that involves no attraction, no love or space, and not knowing one another as there spouse.   In the namesake, Gogol and Moushumi show a lack of communication in contrast in Fahrenheit 451, Montag and Mildred lack communication methods.While Gogol and Moushumi are at Astrid and Donald’s party everyone talks about baby name’s when Moushumi brings up Gogol’s name and he begins to say in his head: “Suddenly he regrets having ever told Moushumi; he wonders whether she’ll proclaim the story of her father’s accident to the table as well…This is what upsets him the most.”(Lahari 244).In the quote is shows how Gogol begins not wanting to trust Mousumi and that ends in a lack of communication together.Another thing is that the lack of communication will strain their marriage because of the things he couldn’t dare tell her like her friends or her actions that she had made that night.In comparison, Montag and Mildred have a lack of communication because instead of talking and working it out they begin arguing.While Mildred and Montag are waiting for Beatty they begin to argue: “Let me alone,” said Mildred. “I didn’t do anything.” “Let you alone! That’s all very well, but how can I leave myself alone? We need not to be let alone. We need to be really bothered once in a while…”(Bradbury ). When they say they need to bother each other for a while it shows how they maybe do this on a daily basis.This is also showing how Montag is discontent with the response


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