Literary Techniques Used In Fahrenheit 451, By Ray Bradbury

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The way Ray Bradbury, the author, described the street was intended for the reader to feel as though it was not safe to be out and about. For example, Bradbury compares the street to a graveyard, “...and it was not unequal to walking through a graveyard where only the faintest glimmers of firefly light appeared…” (47 Bradbury). Relating the homes surrounding Leonard to a graveyard creates a dark mood that makes the reader feel as though something dreadful is destined to happen. Additionally, the setting foreshadows his fate because the phrases to interpret the setting are negative. In other words, there will not be happy ending for Leonard. Furthermore, what Leonardo saw through the window as, “Sudden gray phantoms seemed to manifest upon inner room walls where a …show more content…

Similar to Planet of the apes, except instead of apes it was artificial intelligence (AI). In the story Leonard passes the police car and notes that, “...there was no one in the front seat, no one in the car at all” (Bradbury 51). This indicates that the AI in that universe is capable of driving on its own and shows authority to humans. Bradbury is attempting to point out that AI is not all that great. Phrasing and the entire plot shows that Bradbury believes AI will one day take over if humanity continues to produce AI with higher intelligence. For example, Bradbury includes, “In ten years of walking by night or day, for thousands of miles, he has never met another person walking, not one in all that time” (Bradbury 49) This further proves that Bradbury believes that AI take over so much leaving humans seeing others human as rare. Even Bradbury’s other works include a plot that sheds technology advancement in a bad light. All in all, Bradbury’s view on technology is very pessimistic. In the real world AI has its limits and the engineers behind the development know how to alter the AI, so to believe that one day it will take over is

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