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Analysis Of ' Fahrenheit 451 ' By Ray Bradbury

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American Journalist Nora Ephron said, “structure is the key to narrative”. I strongly agree with this statement, for an unorganized essay leads to chaos and misunderstanding. The narrative structure includes exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution. The narrative structure was evident in the novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. The exposition includes the basic introduction and background information that sets the time, situation, and place of the story. At the beginning of this novel, a futuristic dystopian society is described as the setting where the citizens have no control over their own lives, but they are equally unaware of this fact. They are the perfect example of “ignorance is bliss”, for they are…show more content…
Later in the chapter, the firefighters are called to start a fire, the woman was so passionate about her books that she burns herself with her books. This was a huge factor of change in Montag, for he started to see that books aren’t so dangerous, the government is. The fire chief, Captain Beatty, becomes suspicious of Montag breaking the law when he catches Montag and Mildred catching about Montag’s private collection of books. Soon after, Montag meets his old friend, a retired English professor, named Faber to discuss what he should do with his collection. They are trying to get the books back into society, so they come up with a plan to do so. Faber gives Montag an earpiece so they can keep in touch always. The final piece of rising action I found was when Montag finally told Beatty that he was ready to return to work. Beatty took Montag on his first burn and it was his own house; he had been caught and there was no way to go back to how it was. All of this rising action and building suspense led to the climax of the story. The climax is the height of suspense in the story. The suspense is at its highest point and this is usually the turning point in the story. The turning point in this novel was when Montag kills Captain Beatty in the fire. Guy Montag was called to a start a fire at his own home. Mildred and her friends had called the firemen and Montag was forced to burn his own home down, but not
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