Fahrenheit 451 Essay

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Donald Collett
Honors Communications III
Mrs. Briola
25 August 2014
Fahrenheit 451 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 passage Bradbury uses personification with the ventilator grille by saying, “He stood looking up at the ventilator grille in the hall and suddenly remembered that something lay hidden behind the grille, something that seemed to peer down at him now’, this shows that Montag feels guilty about having the books hidden away behind the grill. Later on in the paragraph when Montag walks into the bedroom Bradbury uses a simile to show Montag realizing that he was not happy. Bradbury wrote, “He felt his smile slide away, melt, fold over, and down on itself like a tallow skin, like the stuff of a fantastic candle burning too long and now collapsing and now blown out.” this quote emphasizes Montag’s realization that he is unhappy. Bradbury uses many more instances of figurative language throughout Fahrenheit 451. Collett 2
Bradbury’s imagery throughout the passage in Fahrenheit 451 was used to help show how Montag was feeling throughout the passage. Towards the end of the passage when Montag finds Mildred clinging to life the imagery of the room being both empty but not empty helps show us how Montag sees and feels