A Comparison of Fahrenheit 451 and Dover Beach

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Fahrenheit 451 is a well-written book that tells a story of a dream world and one man who wakes up from that dream. Montag, the protagonist of the story, brings home a book of poetry one day and begins to read the poem Dover Beach by Matthew Arnold to his wife and her guests. Many critics think that Bradbury picked this poem because it paralleled life in his book. The poem Dover Beach can be compared to Fahrenheit 451 because both pieces of writing talk about themes of true love, fantasy and allover hopelessness. One of the ways Fahrenheit 451 can be related to Arnold's Dover Beach is by connecting the absence of true love in both of them. Throughout the book, Montag slowly realizes that he does not truly love his wife Mildred. In the …show more content…

Without them, the world is empty of true Faith. Humans just live life routinely in Bradbury's world. They go through lifetimes in a pattern that does not change. In the book, Bradbury compares humans to a pheonix, who also lives, dies, resurrects itself, and starts the process all over again. The humans and the pheonix can also be compared to this Sea of Faith. Arnold says "Listen! you hear the grating roar Of pebbles which the waves draw back, and fling, At their return, up the

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