As Bradbury’s hands finish the creation that is Montag, the reader is apt with information about the characters and ideas that run continuously through the story. This is due to the use of literary tools. Without the use of literary tools there would be no development in the novel especially the protagonist, Montag. Uses of character interactions, symbols and figurative language progressively let the reader gain a higher degree of what is laying in the text. The clay sculpture of Montag glows by the end of the book, giving him the opportunity to find his
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury in 1953, is about a dystopian society in the future times. Bradbury successfully argues that an individual's ability to be physically and mentally active is destroyed as we are blinded with technology and pure knowledge in books are eliminated. Although his book is well supported through his creative use of figurative language, his failure to create suspense makes the resolution predictable. Montag the main character is a fireman whose life and thoughts change when he meets Clarisse, a intellectual teen, and witnesses a woman set ablaze for having books. Convinced that books he burns contain powers, Montag secretly analyzes books with Faber’s, a doubtful professor, help.
Throughout the story, Montag learns that the peaceful society he lived in has kept him from being able to learn and be curious about his world. Seeing Montag’s struggles as he tries to find a way to reverse the censorship and learn for himself, the main question we can ask ourselves is this, “Would we give up our ability to freely obtain knowledge to establish nationwide
“Wherever my story takes me, however dark and difficult the theme, there is always some hope and redemption, … I know the sun will rise in the morning and that there is a light at the end of every tunnel.” - Michael Morpurgo. In a future dystopian society, all printed materials have been banned. Enforced by the fire department, whose role it is to burn books, the attempt to create an emotionless society has been taken to an extreme. Guy Montag is a fireman who is not respected by his peers. He doesn 't question what he does or why he does it until he meets Clarisse.
Sontag addresses the most fundamental relationship between camp and 1960’s society, it 's association with homosexuality, in her final points. This is logical because as her points progress the reader gains a greater understanding of camp and therefore can more wholly understand Sontag 's argument that while homosexual aestheticism is a pioneering force of camp, camp taste is in essence a kind of love. This argument made at a time of such great social reform represents a piece of social activism which is true to the character of Sontag
Montag’s Internal Storm In the novel Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury, Guy Montag is a working, middle aged man, yet he has never really lived. He, like the rest of society, is merely going through the motions of life. He never thinks about what he is doing, what it means or even why he is doing it in the first place. However, Montag eventually realizes that there is more to life than TV and book burning. This understanding does not solve all of his problems though.
The characters in the dystopian world of Fahrenheit 451 rely heavily on technology to provide entertainment, transportation, and social interactions. Guy Montag, a firefighter who burns books and houses in the novel, usually complies to what society considers normal. His everyday routine shows how immersed he is in the technology around him. The descriptions of the air-propelled trains, an entire room where the walls are made of television screens, and inescapable advertisements are very prominent in the book. On the air train en route to Faber’s house, Montag tries to decipher a Bible passage but radio advertisements constantly disrupt his focus.
However, as science begins to develop, the possibility of finding answers continues to create a gravitational pull like a planet may. With so many eyes on the field and a lack of scientific proof, literature and movies in the genre of science-fiction, or more commonly known as sci-fi, explores ideas of the future commonly by expressing a widespread fear. These fears can range from a fear of annihilation to fear of loss of control or even simply to a fear of the unknown. The sci-fi movie Europa Report (2013) decided to rise to the challenge of answering the question of what’s out there. In the movie, a crew of 6 brave men and women set out on a mission to Europa, with the fear of the unknown lurking around every unexplored corner.
Throughout this essay, similarities of the two, will be discussed, and most importantly prove how the different aspects of the novel relates to the allegory. The novel, Fahrenheit 451, is surrounded by the main character, “Montag”, who is trying to see the world for what it really is, as it relates to the cave dwellers in the allegory. In the beginning of the novel, it shows how Montag is blinded by the world, considering the fact that he is a “firemen”. Firemen are portrayed as being destroyers of the world by some in the novel. This also relates to the allegory, in which the cave dwellers are also blinded because of the limited access to the outside world.
There appears to be a certain type of pessimism regarding how the future of our world will be depicted within science fiction. Moreover, the genre feels as if it has transcended itself into a cookie-cutter style format, with these large, overbearing industrial skyscrapers, and, cold, desolate wastelands, mixed with the cynical ideas of how the world as we know will be eclipsed by lawlessness and greed. Not only, would many critics consider these attributes as the minimum criteria for a blockbuster movie, but also, themes within that regard seem to be a prominent staple of modern science fiction. Inasmuch, this infatuation that general audiences exhibit when viewing a gloomy and dark tomorrow, make movies like Spike Jonze’s 2013 film, “Her,” a genuine breath of fresh air. “Her,” is a melancholy love story that takes place in a not too distant future, where, rather than featuring a gritty and warped reality, Jonze flaunts his visual storytelling abilities in order to conduct a world that not only sees through the lens of an optimist but, also pivots a sense of purism, realism, and futurism in an era we are not too familiar with.