Dear Noelle, You are a very quiet person in class. I never here you talk that much. However, you bring good discussions to talk about in class. You are very intelligent and very enjoyable. To start off, the book, Fahrenheit 451 was a fascinating book. It had included a big theme of censorship. Censorship was a tremendously important theme in this book. For instance, in the book they had said that books were banned in the future. However, there was so logical explanation. They just did not care about books and were all being burned. I can’t believe that they would just burn the book; it had cost a lot of money to print and publish them. I was very angry at that fact and wanted to show them that books are important. In addition, the citizens had lack of interest towards books because there was such a high demand for television. They believed that it was much easier to watch TV than to actually read a book. Thus banning books from society, had angered some civilians too fight against the problem. For example, Guy Montag had started to rebel against the society and had secretly kept books hidden in his home. I was happy that Montag had stood up against the society and rebelled. Overall on censorship, censoring an important part of society, can destroy and corrupt the whole system. Second of all, there were important symbols in the book, Such as, “The Hearth and the Salamander, The Sieve and the Sand”, and “The Phoenix”. To start of the Hearth is another name for the fireplace which represents the heat of society. It’s because there were many problems occurring in the book. Also, the salamander is a cherished creature because during ancient times they believed that salamanders could not be killed in fire. The salamander represents Clarisse because her ideas and beliefs could not be burned or destroyed. Next, the Sieve is represented as a mind while the sand is represented by information. This was saying that Montage was filling his mind up with information of why books were so special. This is related to putting sand in the sieve (bucket). Lastly, the phoenix represents the town because after it was bombed, they had to rebuild it from the ashes. In addition, a phoenix is a creature that kills itself by being burned alive and reborn itself from the ashes. Granger says that they need to reborn the city into a safer and less censored place. I believe that Granger was an intelligent man and helped Montag
Bradbury built on the Nazi story to tell the story of Fahrenheit 451.
Burning books is one way that authorities use to control people. Restricting peoples free expression either by burning books forbidding words or making rules that keep People from enjoying physical freedom are other ways two. For an example I am a Skater, and to me freedom means being free to enjoy the exhilarating feeling that Skateboarding gives me. Therefore Fahrenheit 451 is a very personal book to me.
Montag met a…
Fahrenheit 451 is a dystopian novel that has a controlling government. In
this book, books are illegal and are being burned so everyone has an equal
amount of knowledge. As we saw in the video, during WWII they has book
burning sessions to burn all knowledge of anything that was not the “German
standard", and not their way of thinking.
Fahrenheit 451 relates to WWII in many way. When you think about
WWII you remember the destruction and the corrupt government controlling
One concept in which both novels share, is the eradication of individuality. In ‘Fahrenheit 451’, the society on which the novel is set in has enforced the banning of all literature. The main character’s, Guy Montag, job as a fireman is to burn all remaining books. Montag’s job title contrasts to the readers familiarity of the term in which we associate firemen as men who are meant to prevent and put out fires. This is addressed and questioned by Clarisse on her first encounter with Montag. “He opened…
has tried to control society. This is expressed in Fahrenheit 451, a book by Ray Bradbury. This book is following a guy’s life named Montag, a fireman but instead of putting out fires and saving people like one should, he burns books. Montag’s unique life begins when he meets a young woman, not even seventeen years old, who believes that people should have the right to their own opinions, instead of their society’s manipulation.
In Fahrenheit 451, people are unable to own books because the government…
Bradbury’s novel Fahrenheit 451, the main character Guy Montag rebels against the dystopian society and everything that he once thought as right. Montag is a fireman that burns books and the houses where books are found while the people that lived there are put in jail. The fires are only at night to create a spectacle for all to see as a warning to obey the law. This is could be how Bradbury holds the attention of readers in focusing on the different views of the fire. In Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury…
To properly examine Fahrenheit 451 as a dystopian novel a definition of dystopia is required. A dystopian society is a society characterized by human misery. The purpose of a dystopian novel critically analyzes dangerous social trends and provides a glimpse of a possible future. The future is portrayed as nightmarish and one which dehumanizes people and strips them of their in, individualism and offers a simulated sense of pleasure and reality which when combined keep society in check. Comparatively…
In Fahrenheit 451, their society believes that everyone should be the same. The book
says, "We must all be alike. Not everyone born free and equal, as the Constitution says, but
everyone made equal." (Bradbury, 58). This shows that they do not allow anyone to be different
and be their own person. One way they do this is by burning books to hide the differences in
people. Books help violate the idea that everyone is created equal by advancing one's knowledge,
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Ray Bradbury conveys and explains the internal conflict of Guy Montag is several different ways. Bradbury uses a great deal of figurative language to portray Montag’s inner conflict to the readers. Bradbury also uses many examples of imagery to demonstrate Montag’s conflict.
Bradbury’s figurative language throughout the passage helped show the readers what Montag is thinking and feeling. At the beginning of the…
English 1 Honors
MLA Citation: Bradbury, Ray.
. New York: Ballantine Books, 1953. Print.
Definition: Using objects or words to represent a ideas or qualities
Example: “And as before, it was good to burn, he felt himself gush out in the fire, snatch, rend,
rip in half with flame, and put away the senseless problem. If there was no solution, well then
now there was no problem, either, fire was best for everything.” (Fahrenheit 451 pg. 110)…
In “Burning Bright”, Part 3 of Ray Bradbury’s novel Fahrenheit 451, the chapter opens with the firemen burning down Montag’s home and book collection subsequent to Mildred calling the alarm on him. Montag feels numb, nervous, and detached and proceeds to burn everything within his home, despite only having to burn his books. Afterward, Beatty arrests him, and realizes that Montag is talking to someone through an earpiece. Beatty takes the green bullet, and tells Montag that he will trace and locate…