Symbolism In Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury

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Intro. Bradbury uses mirrors to symbolize seeing one’s self clearly. Clarisse is a mirror for Montag. “How like a mirror, too, her face. Impossible; for how many people did you know who refracted your own light to you? People were more often- he searched for a smile, found one in his work- torches, blazing away until they whiffed out. How rarely did people's face take off you and throw back you your own expression, your own innermost trembling thought? (11). Explanation of quote. “‘Are you happy?’” (10). Explanation of the meaning of the question and what it does. Conclusion. Mildred symbolized the rest of society as the bombs fell to the city. “Montag, falling flat, going down, saw or felt, or imagined he saw or felt the walls go dark in
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