What Does The Mirror Factory Symbolize In Fahrenheit 451

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“Liberty cannot be preserved without general knowledge among the people.” - John Adams. Knowledge is sometimes very difficult to gain. Those few years of struggle will lead to many years of a society that can stand strong. Montag spent years with internal conflict because he knew how corrupt the society was, but it left him happier than anyone else. In Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury uses symbols and a metaphor to convey that knowledge is the key stone for every society. Many places were very symbolic for Montag but the mirror factory represented a realization of the terrible past he had. Bradbury writes in Montag 's perspective, “And some day we’ll remember so much that we’ll build the biggest grave of all time and shove war in and cover it up. Come on now, we’re going to go build a mirror factory first and put nothing but mirrors for the next year and take a long look in them”( Bradbury 157). In Montag’s thoughts Bradbury explains that when war is taken away from a society and the people realize the mistakes they did in the past and fix them, there would be more knowledge in the society. Instead of ruling with war, the city would rule with knowledge and will apprehend all the mistakes through the mirrors before they can affect the society. TV screen can serve for many different purposes, but in Montag’s view they were useless machines that only took…show more content…
According to Faber, “This book [Bible] can go under the microscope. You’d find life under the glass, streaming past in infinite profusion”(Bradbury 79). In the Bible there is an infinite amount of knowledge. This knowledge goes past anybodies wisdom, if the society used books they would be able to use the advice of the wise people from the past. Bradbury compares life and books because life is so difficult that nobody can understand it. The Bible is so detailed that every person has a different view for every
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