Fahrenheit 451 Literary Analysis

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Wayne Dyer once said, “The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don 't know anything about” In the novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, ignorance is a common theme. From the thoughtless decisions Guy Montag realizes he has been making when he meets Clarisse, to the harsh rules the town has to destroy any literature, and the effect of burning the books has on the town people. Summary of book The ignorance shown in the novel is greatly shown on page 95, due to the encounter of Guy Montag with Faber, and the women seeing Montag with the book in his hand, while still being a firefighter. This page shows the theme of the book though tone, syntax, and the diction that Bradbury uses. The tone of the characters found on the page 95 greatly reflects how each character was ignorant in their own way. When Guy Montag was seen holding a book in his hand by Mrs. Phelps and Mrs. Bowles when re-entered the room after talking to them. Faber realized that Montag is going to ruin their plan so he quickly says, “shut up, you fool!” to Montag when he starts to discuss poetry. In this scene, Bradbury is showing the apprehensive and ambivalent tones that the woman are using, but also feeling. This is because of the laws the town has to not have to not own any literature. Along with this, Bradbury uses a very aggressive and mad tone in Faber 's voice, to shows the intensity he is feeling because of Montag audacious behaviors to ruin their plan and give away his secrets.

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