What is an example of a metonymy in "Fahrenheit 451"?
parlor family is another way of saying TV programs
There are no "real" or meaningful relationships in the society portrayed in Fahrenheit 451. Not even the relationship of marriage between Montane and Mille his wife seems real.
The TV families of the Parlor substitute for family. The White Clown is a ghost but seems more real than people. Millie calls them uncles and aunts like she feels related to them than actual people. The parlor family become family.
TV. programs are called the parlor family because in the emptiness of the fireman culture the phantoms of the TV screen are the emotional reality.