Paradoxes In Fahrenheit 451

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The song “Love the Way you Lie” by Eminen and Rihanna highlights two paradoxes which can be seen in Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451. In the music video, the paradox of fire illustrates an unhealthy and harmful relationship, even though fire is typically used for warmth and light. The lyrics spotlight the persistent cycle of love and abuse, where the affection between two partners can ignite like a flame but briskly grow into a destructive fire that absorbs everything in its way. Although the two partners are causing each other pain, they are unable to resist the profound emotions that burn inside them. In Fahrenheit 451, Montag discovers how to utilize fire in beneficial ways—light and warmth—as opposed to causing harm. Fire is a symbol of Montag's

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