Fahrenheit 451 Allusions Analysis

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Steven Meza Ms.McLeish La2 Period 1 04 June 2017 Allusions of F-451 Fahrenheit 451 is a novel by author Ray Bradbury which tells the daring adventure of Guy Montag and his journey to find the truth. Bradbury’s reason behind writing the novel was to mirror society especially in the 50’-60’s, always under constant threat of communist Russia. Many allusions are made to show a link between the book and the time period. In the 60’s America was under constant threat from the USSR. Guy Montag is a simple fireman, but he’s not a normal fireman. Rather he starts the fires instead of fighting them. In Fahrenheit 451 books are outlawed and anyone with a books get their house burned downed and is arrested.Montag’s unit responds to a call and he is then conflicted he meets a woman with mountains of books when he goes to get her to leave she refuses to leave and pulls out a match they leave the building and she is burned along with her books.This even causes Montag to question his government and wonders what if books really were a good thing for the people …show more content…

Montag says, “We’ve started and won two atomic wars since 1990.”(Bradbury 75) The novel was written to reflect america at the time which was during the 50’s or the Korean war. The tensions between the U.S. and Russia were not great especially after the events of the Berlin Airlift. The name of Montag’s wife is Mildred she finds the book and freaks out she then proceeds to try to tell Beatty the fire captain.This is an allusion to a totalitarian state where the state matters not the people.In Russia if you bad mouthed or did anything against the government you would get told on neighbors would tell on each other, families, and children. You could not trust anyone when Mildred tells on Montag that is a perfect example of that. “The front door opened; Mildred came down the steps, running, suitcase held with a dreamlike clenching rigidity in her fist, as a beetle taxi hissed to the curb”(Bradbury

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