Significance Of Phoenix In Fahrenheit 451

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The Phoenix is used as another comparison to the Bible in Fahrenheit 451. According to Egyptian mythology, the Phoenix is a representation of rebirth and immortality. This is because, at the end of its life, the Phoenix will set itself on fire and be born again out of the ashes. (Britannica 1). In the novel, no real phoenix exists, but Granger, the leader of the book men does allude it. As in Egyptian mythology, the Phoenix symbolizes rebirth and immortality in the book as well. The symbolization of the phoenix corresponds with the destruction of Montag's city and how it will rebuild after the war that has occurred. The analogies are conveyed in a segment of interlocution, where Granger compares the similar traits between the Phoenix and man.

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