Meaning Behind The Title Of Fahrenheit 451

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In the book Fahrenheit 451 they’re are meanings behind the title of the book. The meaning of Fahrenheit 451 is the temperature at which book paper catches fire and burns. It is a representation saying they are burning their society. Other versions of Ray Bradbury’s book is his three sections that he labels throughout the book. The three sections are “The Hearth and the Salamander”, “The Sieve and the Sand”, and “Burning Bright”. Hearth means fireplace as a symbol to heat a home using fire. The salamander is the official symbol of the fireman. The salamander is also the name that the fireman give their fire trucks. Both symbols are related to fire because the hearth heats a home, and the salamander is known to be ancient beliefs that it lives in fire. “The Sieve and the Sand” is from Montag’s childhood when he was trying to fill a sieve up with sand to get a dime from a cousin. This represents when Montag was trying to read the whole Bible on the subway. The sand is a symbol of truth, which Montag seeks. The sieve represents the human mind trying to find the truth that is almost impossible to reach. “Burning Bright” represents the Phoenix that burns and rises out of the ashes again and again. It also represents Montag’s spiritual resurrection. …show more content…

One factor that might have influenced Ray Bradbury’s book Fahrenheit 451 was him joining a society called “Los Angeles Science Fiction Society” leading him to the love of science fiction. Another factor that might have influenced Fahrenheit 451 is in his childhood he saw Hitler burning books in Berlin. Hitler could have inspired the book. Fahrenheit 451 is a science-fiction book. Its genre also falls under dystopian literature. Ray Bradbury wrote his book Fahrenheit 451 in UCLA’s library on a typewriter for ten cents an hour. Bradbury typed the book in nine days. He used books from the library to get quotes and finish his

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