Allegory Of The Cave In Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451

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Born in 1920 to a middle class family, Ray Bradbury went on to write and publish over five hundred pieces of literature. One of the novels he wrote was Fahrenheit 451, where he attempted to predict what the United States of America would look like in the future. The novel illustrates the idea of a totalitarian government that burned books to stop the spread of knowledge, by following the development of the fireman Guy Montag, one could recognize that the developments of Montag are similar to the freed prisoners in Plato’s Cave. In which, Montag overcomes the ideas an ignorant society. Plato’s Cave portrays prisoners captive in a cave and forced to look at the shadows projected on the wall in front of them for their entire life, until one of them is set free and allowed to make a choice: go back to the cave or leave the cave. Many suggest that the novel Fahrenheit 451 represents the Allegory of the Cave given by the philosopher Plato; from the symbolism of the main character realizing the truth of his society and government, to wanting to know more about the situations around him and how they came to be, and finally making the decision to rebel against the ideas of the society he resided in which severs to blind people from the realities of life. Some may argue Montag Experiences the second part of Plato 's cave when questioning the nature of the surrounding society; from the suppression of emotion and the interactions of others. When confronted by a teenager named,

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