” It felt like book reviewers could read between the lines!
My favorite thing about Fahrenheit by Ray Bradbury is that the author has made all the themes and imagery so crystal clear that they aren’t that challenging to spot!
Would you agree with what Mark Twain said about classic books, “A book which people praise and don’t read”? Classic books are often 300 pages long, complicated, and intimidating.
Luckily, Fahrenheit isn’t one of those classic books: themes in Fahrenheit are exciting, and symbolism is stunning. After reading this article, you’ll probably feel like you’ve read the whole book! 😎As a student, I used to read a lot of book analyses, and they always made me wonder, “How did they see all these themes and symbols?
It is how people use technology can be good or bad. It’ll be even more fun when we can afford to have the fourth wall installed.
How long you figure before we save up and get the fourth wall torn out and a fourth wall-TV put in? And I want you to teach me to understand what I read.” – Montag to Faber Communicating and voicing opinions is dangerous in Fahrenheit 451 society. Montag’s wife turns him in, and their house is eventually burned to ashes.
He lives in a future dystopian society where all printed materials are banned, but watching TV (and being brainwashed) is welcome. Guy falls in love with Clarisse, who is a book hoarder, and eventually breaks the law himself by starting to read.
After a lot of turmoil and being turned in by his wife for owning books, Guy learns that he needs to remember books by heart to save them.
They are in danger, they are good, they are to be saved, and people are to sacrifice their lives for them. Unlike the TV, books offer the readers freedom to judge and make their own conclusions!
Books contain knowledge and provide the ability of intellectual growth, defining identity, and accumulating knowledge.