Fahrenheit 451 Analysis

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Ellen Won
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Fahrenheit 451 MLA Citation: Bradbury, Ray.
Fahrenheit 451
. New York: Ballantine Books, 1953. Print.
Term: Symbolism
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) Function: Beatty, the captain of the firemen, found out about Montag reading books because of
Mildred exploiting Montag’s secrets to him. Mildred rushes out of the house with a suitcase and drives away in a taxi, fleeting away from the scene. Beatty orders Montag to burn the house by himself with his flamethrower and warns that the Hound is on the watch for him if he tries to escape. Montag burns everything, and when he is finished, Beatty places him under arrest. As
Guy Montag was forced to burn his own house into flames by Beatty, he was full of internal conflict and emotion. Somewhat sad when burning his books, his home, which held memorable experiences, however, he is full of rage when being turned in by Mildred and then filled with joyful wrath at being able to destroy the parlor walls (television screens) in which he greatly despises. Also, the use of fire to get rid of books everyone hid, shows the intense desire of this society to completely obliterate the ideas and knowledge that books provide. He then also begins to convince himself that fire is the solution to everything and agrees with Beatty that it is