Examples Of Figurative Language In Fahrenheit 451

417 Words2 Pages
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury in 1953, is about a dystopian society in the future times. Bradbury successfully argues that an individual's ability to be physically and mentally active is destroyed as we are blinded with technology and pure knowledge in books are eliminated. Although his book is well supported through his creative use of figurative language, his failure to create suspense makes the resolution predictable. Montag the main character is a fireman whose life and thoughts change when he meets Clarisse, a intellectual teen, and witnesses a woman set ablaze for having books. Convinced that books he burns contain powers, Montag secretly analyzes books with Faber’s, a doubtful professor, help. Soon, Montag gets caught by his strict boss, Beatty, and runs away finding a group of intellectuals. Fahrenheit 451 is organized thematically. The first chapter, Hearth and the Salamander, reveals the false relationships between Montag and his wife Mildred. In the second chapter, Sieve and the Sand, Montag tries to memorize the Bible but remembers a childhood memory of himself playing with a sieve and looking at the sand drift through. Like the sifting sand, Montag learns that memorizing the whole…show more content…
The metaphorical quote, "And in her ears the little Seashells... an electronic ocean of sound, of music and talk and music and talk coming in...on the shore of her unsleeping mind." shows that mildred constantly listens to the daily rant of entertainment, news and music. The seashells are earbuds of today. Descriptions like “The mechanical hound slept but did not sleep...the brass and copper and the steel ...the trembling beast...its eight legs spidered under its rubber-padded paws.” shows the hound’s vicious personality, representing totalitarianism. The Author gives predictable resolutions spoiling the suspense. When Beatty sends the hound to Montag’s house, readers know that Montag is under

More about Examples Of Figurative Language In Fahrenheit 451

Open Document