Fahrenheit 451 Symbol Analysis

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One dark night down the street there was a fire makes crackling noises. The flashing lights flickering, hearing sirens from miles away. Fahrenheit 451 is a book written by Ray Bradbury in the 1953. The book was about censorship. In Fahrenheit 451 different items were symbols, and this includes the following symbols: the flamethrower, the Salamander, and the Phoenix. Since the flamethrower killed people, it symbolizes death. For example, in the book, it said that “the Captain’s dead,” (Bradbury 131). Montag said, “he found the audio-capsule, he heard your voice, he was going to trace it. I killed him with the flamethrower,” (Bradbury 131). For instance, the flamethrower represents murder because it killed the Captain. Next, why did the…show more content…
Ganger said “There was a silly damn bird called a phoenix back before Christ, every few hundred years he built a pyre and burnt himself up. He must have been first the cousin to Man. But every time he burnt himself up sprang out of the ashes, he got himself born all over again,”(Bradbury 163). For this reason, the Phoenix is a bird that represents the rebirth. Actually, in the book, it said “we know the darn silly thing we just did. We know all the darn silly things we’ve done for a thousand years and as long as we know that and always have it around where we can see it, someday we’ll stop making the darn funeral pyres and jumping in the middle of them. We pick up a few more people that remember every generation,” (Bradbury 163). For instance, this also means a second chance because Ganger and his friends are willing to take Montag, and Montag never got caught either for killing the Captain. The phoenix represents rebirth, and it can mean a second chance, but there are still many more symbols in Fahrenheit…show more content…
For example, in the book it said that “ he still did not want outside light. He pulled out his igniter, felt the salamander etched on its silver disc, gave it a flick,” (Bradbury 13). The Salamander also represents their fire truck. However, in the book it said that “Salamander coming, coming to burn Mr. Black’s while he was away at work, to make his wife stand to shiver in the morning air while the roof lets go and dropped in upon the fire,” (Bradbury 130). Furthermore, the Salamander may be their truck, but it means that it can ruin people 's lives. For this reason, Mr. Black and his wife have no place to go because they burn down their house. Salamander represents the fire truck, and it can also ruin people’s life, the Salamander has several different meanings to
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