For them to retain their readers they also use series of literary devices which in turn create suspense. In “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe, the author uses verbal irony to create suspense in order to engage their readers. Poe provides many hints as to what is going to happen to Fortunato throughout the story. This is done for the sake of keeping the reader’s imagination running while also leaving them on their toes anticipating what is going to happen next. For this to be created Poe uses verbal irony.
The reader sees the true identity and belief of curiosity that has been hiding in Montag and the treacherous side of the once trusted Captain Beatty. When Montag’s wife reports him to the authorities Beatty has his own words to share with Montag, “A problem gets too burdensome, then into the furnace with it. Now Montag, you’re a burden. And fire will lift you off my shoulders, clean, quick, sure.” His words pierce Montag as Beatty then commands him to burn down his own home to clean up his own mess. Montag’s character takes a turning point in the falling action as he turns the flamethrower on Beatty killing him right then.
Montag had shot a pulse of liquid fire onto Beatty and then watched him burn alive. (STEWE-2) He later targeted another fireman, known as Mr. Black. “And now since you're a fireman's wife, it's your house and your turn, for all the houses your husband burned and the people he hurt without thinking… Then he stood in the cold night air, waiting and at a distance he heard the fire sirens start up and run, and the Salamanders coming, coming to burn Mr. Black's house while he was away at work, to make his wife stand shivering in the morning air while the roof let go and dropped in upon the fire” (Bradbury 124). He had now eraised two of the firemen that he had worked with. (SIP-B) But this all came to an end after he met a man named Granger.
Bradbury also uses the motif of fire to show the dangers of censorship. At the beginning of the book, fire shows destruction. “ A great nuzzling gout of fire leapt out to lap at the books and knock them against the wall” (Bradbury 3.29). The is a literal act of censorship. The books are being burned so people are unable to read them.
Bradbury makes numerous events appear to have value because of the structure and demonstrates fire as a harmful source. In the novel Fahrenheit 451, Bradbury expresses, “With his symbolic helmet numbered 451 on his stolid head, and his eyes all orange flame with the thought of what came next, he flicked the igniter and the house jumped up in a gorging fire that burned the evening sky red and yellow and black” (Bradbury 1). The fire sends out a sense that it is a weapon and that people use it just to destruct anything that comes across the flames. Rafeeq O. McGiveron, a literary critic, argues, “... wisely suggests that to be truly human we must know our place in the natural world not only by appreciating the beauties of the wilderness but by respecting it 's awesome power as well” (McGiveron 1). The irony that McGiveron sees fire as soothing and protecting, yet the imagery utilized in Fahrenheit 451 seems to portray it as a dangerous cannon of flames that could potentially destroy a large number of
In Fahrenheit 451, Bradbury uses allusion, analogy, and symbolism to show the importance of knowledge and the devastating impacts of ignorance. In the beginning of the story you see Montag on the job, working alongside other firemen to burn down any home they can find housing books. This has become his normal, his hands doing all the work from muscle memory, no clear thought being put forth. When questioning the head of the fire department, Captain Beatty, about why they strive to demolish books he receives a slightly restricting answer. “With
In better ways Harvey gives off suspense throughout the story and gives the reader a reason to keep reading to find out what is going to happen next. “Suspense is the uncertainty or anxiety you feel about what will happen next.”(Source 1, p.90) Suspense is a great way to get any person to keep on reading the writing piece or keep watching the film. Along with suspense W.F. Harvey uses foreshadowing suggesting that the main character has something coming he or her way. In August Heat Harvey begins with holding in information from the reader and then goes onto using foreshadowing until the suspense is finally gone.
It can be said that the only person who knows someone to the essence of his or her core is him or herself. Luckily for readers, the inner workings of a character’s brain and intentions are often laid out piece by piece by the author. Especially in novels, one will find complex characters that change over time and possess many different traits and qualities. In the classic novel by Alexandre Dumas The Count of Monte Cristo, readers are given an unique opportunity to look at and study one of the most complex characters in literature--Edmund Dantès. Throughout the novel, Dumas excites readers with revelations about the protagonist in every passing chapter.
Fahrenheit 451 written by Ray Bradbury is a dystopian style book where books are burned and fireman burn them as well as the houses they find them in, the media is everywhere you go blasting their ads at you whenever they can, and cars fly down the road looking like blurs to the people walking next to them.In Fahrenheit 451 we follow Montag a fireman who is married and burns books for a living. Montag begins to have second thoughts about his job after he meets a strange girl called Clarisse who is different from anyone else he has ever met. Montag starts to revolt against the fireman in an effort to save books with the help of a professor named Faber.Fahrenheit 451 has 3 themes used throughout the story. Mass media, conformity vs individuality,
“Fahrenheit 451” and Dystopian Characteristics In the novel “Fahrenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury we are subjected to the life of Guy Montag. Montag is a Fireman who burns books, as the homes and other structures have been fireproofed to prevent a flame from licking up the sides. After an incident one night with an elderly woman who burned herself and her books Montag is shaken. Beatty, comes to his home to visit and their conversation is one sided. An analysis of Beatty’s Speech reveals that the people are under each other's control and surveillance, making the Firemen another level of surveillance and protection, and that the people are obsessed with flames.