Fire can be used as a weapon of great destruction as well as an opportunity for new beginnings and life. Throughout the novel, it serves as a symbol of ruin as well as rebirth. The firemen use fire as a weapon to both destroy books and the homes of those who possess them. We can see within our own history the destructive properties of fire that strangely coincide with the novel. Montag witnesses both sides of fire in his lifetime.
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.
Only the darkness of night. (Wiesel 25)”. The quote depicts the symbolism of fire because of Ms.Schachter, she sees a vision of fire, and claims that this fire will eventually consume and devour everyone, and she is correct, because the Nazi’s would eventually use fire to exterminate the Jews. When Elie first enters the camp, he whiffs the scent of burning flesh, and see’s smoke coming out of the crematorium. Elie later on realized that the Nazi’s were burning young children and elderly
It is hard to imagine a future in which books and other media are illegal but, in Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, that is exactly the case. Attempting to censor media and, thereby, harming society, in which people crave knowledge, is one theme constantly shown through Bradbury’s characters, Montag and Beatty, and through the society’s elevated rates of attempted suicides. Society being harmed by the censorship of media is shown through the actions of Montag. Fahrenheit 451’s protagonist, Montag, is a fireman. In the dystopian setting of the story, fireman burn books, which have been banned in an attempt to make everyone equal.
Ironically, he kills him using the weapon that he is fighting himself--fire. Montag does not feel like he has much alternative other than torching his boss. One way that this relates to our current world is there continues to be many murders and deaths. The same thing applies to Fahrenheit 451. At one point Clarisse says "I'm afraid of children my own age.
Most people believe that heroes are born, but others believe that a hero can be made. There are many different types of heroes from night-time vigilantes, to the typical super powered ones. The beginning of every hero’s journey and development come the very calling or reason for the person to become the hero. In the 1933 Nazi Book Burning Party, many witnesses helplessly stood by and watched savage Nazi soldiers burn precious and beloved Jewish literature before their very eyes. In Ray Bradbury’s novel Fahrenheit 451, the author uses a protagonist named Guy Montag, former firemen who’d burnt books for a lively hood.
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.
Just like the stove harbours a fire under the cold black porcelain, so too does Hedda conceal within her a bonfire of frustration and violence. The blazing stove also symbolizes destruction, a reminder that one can only repress but not inhibit destruction 's powers. This is a direct link to a Hedda and her destructive habits. From threatening to burn Thea’s hair in school to sabotaging Lovborg’s career to the eventual self-destruction. Imagery of fire and of destruction follow Hedda’s actions throughout the novel.
However, the ordeal was horrendous all surrounding materials within the city, served as a tinder field drawing the flames within causing the fire to spread swiftly consuming whatever it touched. Nevertheless, the winds transported the flames across the street touching down at the Star Inn. Upon entering sparks danced across the straw as well as the fodder consequently causing them to burst into flames dissolving a stable into a sea of flames. Nevertheless the fire continuing its path begins devouring Thames Street storehouses containing, which was full of extremely flammable materials disappeared within seconds, “ Each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor.” (Edgar Allan Poe)
(SIP-B) People in Montag’s society can’t go anywhere without watching something or paying attention to something. (STEWE-1) Montag shows some materialism too. Montag’s house gets burned down by Beatty and all he notice was the materials burnt into ashes. "He stepped into the bedroom and fired twice and the twin beds went up in a great simmering whisper, with more heat and passion and light than he would have supposed them to contain. He burnt the bedroom walls an the cosmetics chest because he wanted to change everything, the chairs, the tables, and the dining the silverware and plastic dishes, everything that showed that he had lived here in this empty house with a strange woman
Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury, is about a fireman named Guy Montag. In the story firemen burn books, and after one job, Montag starts to realize what he is doing is wrong. When he is caught with a book he is hunted down by his boss, coworkers, and the police and ends up setting with a group of book enthusiasts. Montag’s understanding of fire changes from fire being the destroyer of books and evil to fire being the destroyer of books and knowledge. The first example of Montag’s understanding of fire is when Montag is burning a house of books on the job.