Montag reads a poem called Dover beach.
He doesnt read it to Mildred, he reads it to her and her friends "Dover Beach"
Montag reads the poem Dover Beach by Matthew Arnold to Mildred and her friends. Because Montag reads the poem, it brings Mildred's friends to tears.
Mildred is upset. She tells a lie that the firemen all usually bring home a book. Montag reads the Dover poem, and Mrs. Phelps cries.
Mrs. Phelps was moved by the poem.
The women all have very strong reactions after Montag finishes reading the poem to them, after being denied the ability to feel for so long by the mass media and culture, its especially upsetting to be exposed to something so passionate, raw and thought provoking. Before Montag reads "Dover Beach" to the women, Mrs. Phelps had just nonchalantly told Mildred and Mrs. Bowles about her husband leaving for war. She seemed unfazed by his absence and possible death. After the poem is read she begins to cry, and is unable to explain what is causing this reaction in her. Mrs. Bowles is quite incensed and is angry with Montag for stirring up trouble for no good reason. The general idea seems to be that "life is pleasant, so why dwell on the unpleasant and spoil our fun." Mildred is also upset and her two companions leave quite shaken.
after beatty's visit he reads Gulliver's Travels
after beatty's visit he reads gulliver's travels