Fahrenheit 451 Theme Analysis

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Introduced late in the story Granger represents the world that Guy Montag dreamed of but is unaware what to do when he discovers it. Montag hides books that he steals but fails to interpret them; discovering the “professors” was Montag’s goal but once they are found he does not know what to make of them. The dystopian setup for this novel provides wide interpretation for symbolism and text theme.Granger introduces, to Montag, the theme of creation over destruction. This theme is a lesson that Montag learns should be applied to personal life and one's role in society. To begin this book Montag burns the knowledge around him. By staying with his wife Mildred and spending money on installing “walls” Montag was destroying his own intuition and…show more content…
When Fahrenheit 451 begins Montag loves fire and he loves his job; a job that left him satisfied and with a smile on his face. The destruction of books is his comfortable to him. As his journey progresses he ends up without a job and unable to light anymore matches. His smile vanishes, something Montag believes to be a permanent change, not due to the absence of fire but due to the realization of what the fire did; its complete consumption. The presentation to Montag of the “professors”, of individuals being apart of a whole, and the creation of a way for knowledge to survive mankind are the proof he has craved that he could start something, rather than end it, and become a gardener. Faber touches Montag’s curiosity , Clarisse provokes his ability to wonder, Beatty stokes his anger to become action, and the nameless women who burns with her books touches Montag long after he tries to forget her. The theme of creation, whether it be knowledge or legacy, is present throughout Fahrenheit 451 and Granger provides to Montag a voice of reason to tell him what he already knows; that ashes and nothingness are unacceptable ways to
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