This might interpret that the graffities image are what Rorschach hate, but love might be the only way to save the world. The same exact graffiti shows again in page 7 of the same chapter twice and also on the last panel of page 8. The last panel of page 8 with the two panels before it create this dramatic scene. Dr. Manhattan is talking with Laurie, while Laurie is frightened by the bloody scene. Then Dr. Manhattan brings her away by teleporting and leave a bright light at the scene.
Wiesel uses a lot of very detailed descriptions and expresses his feelings in a way that we easily start to trust him. He knows that this is one of the most terrible periods in the history and he tries “to help prevent history from repeating itself” (Wiesel VII). “He does not want his past to become [the children’s] future” and that is why he writes his book to be seen by the people who do not realize how poorly people were treated (Wiesel XV). These two quotes from Night show that the holocaust shouldn’t be repeated. The author shows this with all of the feelings, facts and descriptions he uses.
The Holocaust is not an easy subject to talk about, let alone read an entire book or watch an full movie on the affair. Yet, to present the despicable situation in a tasteful manor that not only causes people to think, but also creates such strong emotion is truly brilliant writing. That is exactly what is found in both Night and “Life is Beautiful.” Both of these works are masterpieces in their own right. It is truly a spectacle that both of these works cover the same harsh topics yet feel so completely different. Night and “Life is Beautiful” are both similarly fantastic works, however, it is their differences that make them stand out.
Commentary #4. The most important theme of Fahrenheit 451 is restriction of freedom of speech because of the fear to offend another person in the society. There are strict censorship laws in the totalitarian society of Fahrenheit 451. In the novel the job of a fireman is to start a fire and watch the forbidden literature burn, these firemen had never read the books they burn nor were they all allowed to keep one for more than 24 hours. “It was a pleasure to burn”, the opening line of Fahrenheit 451 clearly states that the destructive firemen enjoyed lighting fires.
At first, all of them are confused and the side of innocence still exists within the boys. Yet, why do some of the boys fail to become civilized and chose their own way of uncivilized survival, is due to the idea of allegory that is used for fire. The allegory of fire that Golding uses in the novel Lord of the Flies is the Greek
But because the man likes to think for himself, it costs him his life. London shows readers that the outcome of events can change drastically if actions are analyzed with instinctive insight. London states, "The trouble with him was that he was without imagination" (231- 232). This tells us that in order to make it through hard times you have to use your imagination and think of creative ways to get yourself out of the situation you are in. London wants readers to understand that the man didn 't need just warmth and fire but he needed to build this fire where it wouldn 't be doused.
Montag mentioned earlier on in the novel that they only receive calls at night, “Never by day! Is it because fire is prettier by night?” (39) Beatty’s helmet has a Phoenix on it, a creature that periodically renews itself in flame. The goal of the Firemen’s flames are not to renew, but always to force the people to conform to the societal expectations. Our final characteristic of a dystopian society is worshipping the flames of the Firemen. Surveillance and control, surveillance and protection, and an obsession with flames are recurring themes in the novel “Fahrenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury.
In the morning, however, it always saw fit to die” (37). The fire represents the hatred and violence in the Breedlove family. Cholly and Pauline’s fights will make the fire go up as it represented the violence and hatred for each other. At the morning the fire will always die because Cholly and Pauline were more calm and less interested in fighting with each other. The Breedlove home represented the source of all of Pecola’s
He argued that everyone had the ability to understand this principle but instead act as if they are asleep. Therefore, by contradicting himself, it forced his readers to make up their own minds. Heraclitus was able to represent unity through opposites, he believed that “despite the fact that there is universal change, there is a single, unchanging, law of the cosmos-the logos which both underlines and governs these changes” (24). For Heraclitus, the sign of logos was fire, an element which is “always changing, yet always the same” (24). Heraclitus uses abstract statements such as “the same thing is both living and dead, and the waking and the sleeping, and young and old; for these things transformed are those, and those transformed back again are these” (31) to get his readers thinking.
The books are being burned so people are unable to read them. By the end of the book fire has another meaning, it shows warmth, togetherness, and safety. “ But the light had come from the campfire, and these men had seemed no different than any others who had run a long race…” (Bradbury 3.352). In this quote they have overcome the danger of censorship, they are beginning to feel secure. Bradbury repeated fire in the novel to show how some people are censored from the powers of fire.
Another rhetorical question was, “Were all firemen picked then for their looks as well as their proclivities?”, this was also resolved in the next sentence by the reference of the appearances of the firemen as well as the way they all enjoyed smoking(Bradbury 33). While this may have originated as an individual taste for smoking society clearly made it commonplace and almost expected of the firemen to be smokers. The authors use of rhetorical questions projected the firemen as conformists to society which removed their sense of individuality. Bradbury characterizes the firefighters in Fahrenheit 451 as duplicates in this
It was a special pleasure to see things eaten, to see things blackened and changed." This line was found in the beginning of a Fahrenheit 451. Montag was in charge of burning the books that were found, but throughout the movie his understanding of fire changed. He started out as a firefighter that became curious about books and what they said. Which led him into getting in trouble.
Hurry put out the fire, don’t let it burn to the ground! Or should I say, start that fire let it burn? Fire is not good, but the firemen think it is in Farenheit 451 when they say, “It was a pleasure to burn,” (Bradbury 3). Why name the chapters what they do? Just say chapter one, chapter two, and chapter three, but instead each chapter title has a meaning behind it.
Montag has been introduced to the dark and he is trying to change the way people act, now with the help of Clarisse and faber he comes into the light and he realized that books shouldn’t be burned,instead that the books should be preserved. Fire was both light and dark,but it was the matter of how it was used. "It was a special pleasure to see things eaten, to see things blackened and changed. "(Bradbury 7)
“Knowledge is more than equivalent to force” (Samuel Johnson, Rasselas) This quote said by Dr. Samuel Johnson is included in this novel because it shows what Montag thinks about books. Some irony is involved because he is a firefighter, which means he burns books and houses with books in them. If this quote was not incuded, the readers would have a hard time understanding how Montag feels towards books. Beatty describes a dream he has with Montag where they yell quotes from famous authors back and forth to each other. Beatty knows Montag owns books, but does not tell him directly (Bradbury 106-7).