Examples Of Figurative Language In Fahrenheit 451

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Fahrenheit 451

In the year of 1947, Ray Bradbury wrote a book based 100 years into the future. He writes about an alternate universe in a sort of way but mainly focusing on books and firefighters. The main character Montag was a fireman but with a twist. Fahrenheit 451 is set in a suburban city in the year 2053. The main character Montag lived in a dark empty house like everyone else in the sadly lost city. The other people in the story are constantly surrounded by technology. Some important locations of the story that come up several times are Montag’s house, the fire station, and Faber’s house. Montag’s house is sad and lonely because his wife lacks the love and care he needs and the fire station changed in his eyes its starts out as a home it feels like what his house should be but thought the story it changes and he feels unsafe.
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For example, he uses personification, symbolism, simile, and metaphor. A simile he uses in his writing is, “He glanced back at the wall. How like a mirror, too, her face? Impossible; for how many people did you know that refracted your own light to you.” I especially like the symbolism Ray Bradbury uses with the number 451. Bradbury uses 451 as the number on the firemen’s helmets which symbolizes destruction, 451 is the temperature at which paper and books burn. The mood and tone in Fahrenheit 451 are eerily futuristic and gloomy. The mood in the begging seems confused, lost, and not knowing what to do. But towards the end, Montag seems to find his way and makes a plan that helps him find himself. Bradbury uses his tone with an amazing flair for intensity. Every book has its own tone, just like every person has his or her own personality Ray Bradbury’s tone is intense and different from other writers I’ve