Rhetorical Analysis Of Fahrenheit 451's 'Ray Bradbury'

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(AGG) It’s funny how one little thing can change an entire person’s perspective on something. (BS-1) The main character in this story, Montag, was like everyone else in society, mesmerized by the government. (BS-2) But, along his journey, people that met him influenced him to turn away from society, which lead him to questioning everything. (BS-3) He later realized that no one actually listens to each other because they are surrounded by technology, and this causes him to act out against his society. (TS) The lack of being heard can cause someone to reject their society. (MIP-1) Montag used to accept the way his society operated. (SIP-A) He used to enjoy what he did for work. (STEWE-1) He was happy that he was given the job to burn houses.…show more content…
(SIP-A) Montag started to turn against his society. (STEWE-1) His first target was Beatty, who tried to make him turn against books. “And then he was a shrieking blaze, a jumping, sprawling, gibbering mannikin, no longer human or known, all writhing flame on the lawn as Montag shot one continuous pulse of liquid fire on him. There was a hiss like a great mouthful of spittle banging a red hot stove, a bubbling and frothing as if salt had been poured over a monstrous black snail to cause a terrible liquefaction and a boiling over of yellow foam” (Bradbury 115). Montag had shot a pulse of liquid fire onto Beatty and then watched him burn alive. (STEWE-2) He later targeted another fireman, known as Mr. Black. “And now since you're a fireman's wife, it's your house and your turn, for all the houses your husband burned and the people he hurt without thinking… Then he stood in the cold night air, waiting and at a distance he heard the fire sirens start up and run, and the Salamanders coming, coming to burn Mr. Black's house while he was away at work, to make his wife stand shivering in the morning air while the roof let go and dropped in upon the fire” (Bradbury 124). He had now eraised two of the firemen that he had worked with. (SIP-B) But this all came to an end after he met a man named Granger. (STEWE-1) The area where Montag had found Granger was very different than his old society. “There was a silence gathered all about that fire and the silence was in the men's faces, and time was there, time enough to sit by this rusting track under the trees, and look at the world and turn it over with the eyes, as if it were held to the centre of the bonfire, a piece of steel these men were all shaping. It was not only the fire that was different. It was the silence” (Bradbury 139). There weren’t any signs of technology nearby accept for a little portable battery TV because the whole place was surrounded by
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