Fahrenheit 451 The Son Of Man Analysis

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In The Son of Man, a work of art, the artist incorporates symbols that greatly confuse the viewers. This masterpiece represents a man with many deep thoughts and if the apple is uncovered, then people would see the real him. The background, objects, colors and shapes confuses the audience until they unravel the meaning. Once the viewer comprehends the meaning behind the symbols, it brings fulfillment and pleasure to them. Similarly, in Fahrenheit 451, a science fiction and dystopian novel about censorship and defiance, Ray Bradbury utilizes explicit imagery and symbols to depict abstract ideas in order to render a chance for readers to interpret the text in a certain way and to enrichen the meaning of the text. Although there are uncommon symbols…show more content…
Hands possess intentions, and they may be used for different purposes. For example, when Bradbury exploits the idea that hands have control over Montag when stealing a book while performing his job, he asserts, “Montag’s hand closed like a mouth, crushed the book with wild devotion, with an insanity of mindlessness to his chest” (37). This hand holds a bad intention because interacting with a book in any way is prohibited in this society. It seems as if it is doing its own job and wants the world to keep quiet. In this society, it is very uncommon for one to grab a book, and since this hand has, that means it possesses special powers and qualities. It can overcome one’s individual thoughts and perform actions on its own. As another illustration, when Bradbury speaks of how hungry the hands are for books, he states, “His hands are ravenous”(41). Ever since a young female named Clarisse enlightens him, he becomes unsure of whether he should be himself in front of others or do things according to his job and conformity. His confused state causes his hands to take over his body and try to devour the meaningful words of the book. The hands are hungry for knowledge and desire to touch the book, but Montag’s mind is obscure and is unsure of what to do because he goes through an identity crisis. Overall, hands represent a self-ruling…show more content…
The symbols deepen the understanding of a reader and can help bring joy and pleasure while reading. Even though there are other symbols that take part in the story, the symbolism of hands, birds, and the color white or light play a bigger role because they enhance the meaning of the novel and divulge complex ideas to the readers. Consequently, Ray Bradbury successfully utilizes symbols in the novel and has won numerous awards regarding this
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