Ray Bradbury's Allusions In Fahrenheit 451

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Ray Bradbury is a master of interesting illusions in the book, Fahrenheit 451. He makes allusions to people, stories, and other themes from history. But specifically Ray Bradbury makes biblical allusions. Towards the end of the book, Fahrenheit 451, he alludes to the book of Revelations. Revelations talks about the healing of the world, and who is left. Fahrenheit 451 ends with Montag and a few others going to fix their society after a war destroyed it. A reader would recognize Ray Bradbury’s great quality through reading Fahrenheit 451, the book of Revelations, and comparing both of them together. In the book Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury wrote about a guy named Montag who throughout the book had different beliefs than what the government…show more content…
Revelations is in the New Testament, and is the last book of the Bible. The book of Revelations describes the end of time, and life afterward. It also talks about when people will see God himself and his will. Revelation speaks about reaching the Holy City, and having a new life. Bradbury makes the allusion to Revelations 22:2 on the last page of Fahrenheit 451. The verse says: “And on either side of the river was there a tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month; And the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations” (Bradbury, 158). This verse is showing what we have to look forward to. If we just trust in the Lord, and follow his plan for us, life after death will be rewarding. He will provide for us, and we will live forever and ever. The healing of the nation, and the few people left to preach the gospel to those who are suffering are ideas also found in Revelations. Preaching to those suffering is important because if more people believe in the Lord, more people will be saved when the end of time comes. In Fahrenheit 451 there was a war that had just destroyed the city with Montag and a few others left to fix the society. In the same way, Revelations talks about fixing the nation so that more believe in
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