Fahrenheit 451 Connotation

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A world without culture, creativity, and connection is soul-less. There is a loss of some higher form of expression that separates a living human from a living shell of one. This form of expression can be caught in literature, music, and dance, but also in opposition, arguments and differences. To selectively avoid the negative side of this reality is to deny an important part of actually living as a human. This is why in the novel Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury’s use of connotations associated with machines and society against those associated with mirrors and nature in the work reveals how society’s rejection of unfair reality in favor of a false utopia of equality dehumanizes the population.
The critical differences between humans and
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The advancements have morphed nature’s designs into abstract and detached forms that people cannot associate with and overpowered physical nature to such a degree that humans cannot even identify with the most common of experiences. Clarisse mentions that “‘There 's dew on the grass in the morning’” but, “He [Montag] suddenly couldn 't remember if he had known this or not…” (Bradbury 9). It is in these moments in the novel where the disconnection between humans in society and the abundant nature around them reflects their estrangement from their own physical senses. This anomaly in the novel literally translates to society’s inability to connect to their true nature, since physical senses are an inherent part of the body that should be recognized. When Faber, a retired english professor, describes “some of the things” society needs that could be in any form of media, a form of “infinite detail and awareness”, he refers to them as “quality,” “texture,” and “the pores in the face of life” (Bradbury 83). Although he is using these words in a metaphorical way, the words themselves conjure up very physical and real elements for the reader. They emphasize a sense of literally feeling and experience that is vacant from any and everything society in the novel could have to offer. In this manner, physical senses are once again connected to a sense of humanity that society has
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