Power Of Literature In Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury

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In the world of “Fahrenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury, books are burned to a crisp simply because they have conflicting opinions. Guy Montag is a firefighter and in this dystopian world, firefighters start fires instead of putting them out. Montag soon learns about the importance of thinking and literature with the help of his new friends Clarisse and Faber. An important theme in the novel is the power of literature.
In the part of the novel where Montag reads the poem “Dover Beach” to Mildred and the other ladies, Mrs.Phelps is deeply affected and starts to cry. This shows that even though Mrs.Phelps didn’t understand the words or their meaning, she is affected by the poem. This shows how literature has power over people’s emotions.
When Beatty
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