How Does Ray Bradbury Use Figurative Language In Fahrenheit 451

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Some have named Ray Bradbury “the uncrowned king of the science-fiction writers” because of his imagination and beautiful way of making Fahrenheit 451 come to life. The book Fahrenheit 451 is one of the first books to deal with a future society filled with people who have lost their thirst for knowledge and for whom literature is a thing of the past. The author mainly portrays this world from the point of view of Montag, a man who has discovered the power that knowledge contains and is coming to grips with the fact that it is outlawed. However, the reader also gets to see what life is like for one of the people content in living a life lacking in independent thought and imagination through his wife, Millie. Through the characterization of Mildred, and his use of figurative language in Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury warns that technology has the ability to hinder independent thoughts and ideas. In this book about knowledge and change, it makes sense that Bradbury introduces a character in that tries so hard to hold onto a sense of sameness. Bradbury does a wonderful job of incorporating …show more content…

Bradbury shines a light on what the future could be like if people continued to rely on technology so much. Many people who read Fahrenheit 451 can agree that Clarisse is definitely a favorite among characters. She is the most liked because she introduces Montag to that child wonder that he missed from spending all his time watching the ‘parlor walls.’ Bradbury used Clarisse to remind all of his readers how wonderful the imagination is, and to show the large contrast between the common person in Bradbury’s society, and the common person in contemporary society. If books were forgotten, then people's sense of imagination and wonder would be

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