In the novel Guy describes what he does when he has been called to “duty” and when he uses the fire. The fire not only destroys the books and the ideas which were on the pages, but also the houses of which people live. On page three Bradbury writes, “It was a pleasure to burn. It was a pleasure to see things blackened and changed” (Bradbury 3). This statement portrays the fire as destructive and used to burn and blaze history.
Bradbury also uses the motif of fire to show the dangers of censorship. At the beginning of the book, fire shows destruction. “ A great nuzzling gout of fire leapt out to lap at the books and knock them against the wall” (Bradbury 3.29). The is a literal act of censorship. The books are being burned so people are unable to read them.
Bradbury makes numerous events appear to have value because of the structure and demonstrates fire as a harmful source. In the novel Fahrenheit 451, Bradbury expresses, “With his symbolic helmet numbered 451 on his stolid head, and his eyes all orange flame with the thought of what came next, he flicked the igniter and the house jumped up in a gorging fire that burned the evening sky red and yellow and black” (Bradbury 1). The fire sends out a sense that it is a weapon and that people use it just to destruct anything that comes across the flames. Rafeeq O. McGiveron, a literary critic, argues, “... wisely suggests that to be truly human we must know our place in the natural world not only by appreciating the beauties of the wilderness but by respecting it 's awesome power as well” (McGiveron 1). The irony that McGiveron sees fire as soothing and protecting, yet the imagery utilized in Fahrenheit 451 seems to portray it as a dangerous cannon of flames that could potentially destroy a large number of
Light is a form of energy and fire is combustion and energy if produced hence heat production. Light and fire are symbols that relate with each other. Fire produces warmth during the night and at the same time it produces light, although fire gives light and warmth it can also inflict pain when one is burnt. Therefore fire is good and at the same time bad, as a symbol fire shows that just as fire can provide heat so can it burn, therefore scientific progress can also cause destruction, this is evident in Frankenstein’s work when he creates a living monster who was helpful to the cottagers and later was dangerous to the human kind when he burns down safes and Felix house when they did not accept him ,also when he starts killing Frankenstein’s family members ,the pain that the monster goes through for being rejected is the same as that of Frankenstein when his family and wife is murdered by the monster. Light as a symbol represents knowledge and discovery.
The reader sees the true identity and belief of curiosity that has been hiding in Montag and the treacherous side of the once trusted Captain Beatty. When Montag’s wife reports him to the authorities Beatty has his own words to share with Montag, “A problem gets too burdensome, then into the furnace with it. Now Montag, you’re a burden. And fire will lift you off my shoulders, clean, quick, sure.” His words pierce Montag as Beatty then commands him to burn down his own home to clean up his own mess. Montag’s character takes a turning point in the falling action as he turns the flamethrower on Beatty killing him right then.
The short story states, “The fire burst the house and let it slam flat down, puffing out skirts of spark and smoke.” When the fire, which represented nature, angrily destroyed the house, it showed how nature will always triumph over technology. Using complex diction in this section showed how Bradbury proved the house became too technologically advanced and had to die, ultimately demonstrating the negative effect of technology upon the house. In the narratives, diction helped convey the negative effects of technology on the
Ultimately though, Mark appears sullen and sleepy, he has a more insane personality about him. Mark is also a malicious character. A good example would be when Mark is telling Susan about how to start a house on fire. I believe he does this so he can make Susan panic, not think straight. He makes her think ideas of what he’s going to do.
Most of them are happy for killing the pig when, in fact, the killing of the pig resulted in the loss of the signal fire and a wasted opportunity to be rescued. Golding repeatedly useds the juxtaposition of opposite themes to create a deeper contrast between the two. Ralph and Jack most clearly represent Golding’s use of Juxtapositioning in the novel. Both individuals embody polar opposite character traits that are prevalent in all people. Evil, corruption, and satanic morals swirl
Next the song talks about how it “burns to be in the ring of fire”, which can represent a romantic relationship going downhill and how love can turn into hate. A major symbol that stood throughout the song is fire, fire can represent love and how it can have negative consequences towards anyone. Johnny Cash explains that no one should be in “the ring of fire” because it hurts. Personification is a literary device that has been used throughout the majority of the song which compares love to fire. Another literary device that is used is metaphor, many examples of metaphor can be seen during the song including “love is a burnin’ thing”.
The effect of oppression are not limited to the Holocaust: “Where they have burned books they will end in burning human beings” is a quotation from Heinrich Heine, a 19th century poet, whom reminds the reader the great extent oppression may take. Heinrich Heine, a 19th century poet, reminds the reader the great extent oppression may take: “Where they have burned books they will end in burning human beings” proving the effects of oppression are not limited to the Holocaust.
Their names lept into the fire, burning down the years under the axe and hose which sprayed not water but kerosene” (Bradbury page 31) The statement made in the book explains, how Montag felt about burning books and how he felt he was ruining what was once a good world. Guy had found many flaws in the utopian system starting with the way people had used their time while those who did not spend it consumed with a fake world were often seen as strange and peculiar rather than just normal everyday people. Death was normal to the people living in this world which is rather alarming and shows the darkness that underlies in the depressed society, “Six of my friends have been shot in the last year alone. Ten of them died in car wrecks…” (Pg.27) Clarisse was a friend of Montag 's and was scared of how people are dying and did not want to be killed or become one of the ones killed. Technology is used as an antidepressant rather than just