Examples Of Simile In Fahrenheit 451

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Fahrenheit 451
A dystopian future is a place where society has lost all of its humanity. It is a place where the common man is struggling for survival and is constantly being oppressed by the authorities to the point where a person is on the edge of either giving up or giving in. When we think about some of the classic dystopian novels such as 1984, the giver or the handmaid’s tale, the central theme of all these novels revolves around oppression. In this novel the freedom of reading is taken away from people.
Bradbury who was born in an era where the world witness some of the most horrendous acts committed by mankind like World War 1, World War 2, the Vietnam War and the Cold War made him a witness to mankind’s darkest days where humanity
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There are several metaphor and simile’s used. An example of a metaphor used is “Well, after all, this is the age of the disposable tissue. Blow your nose on a person, wad them, flush them away, reach for another, blow, wad, flush.” (Bradbury 15) In this line Clarisse’s uncle is comparing tissue paper to people, how people can be easily used and thrown away. An example of a simile is “Montag, you shin that pole like a bird up a tree” (Bradbury 29). Here climbing a pole is being compared to how a bird flies up a tree “The books leapt and danced like roasted birds, their wings ablaze with red and yellow feathers.” (Bradbury 110) In this scene Beatty asks Montag to burn all his books after burning down his house. Bradbury uses personification to describe the books as they burn. Here books are given life and have the ability to leap and dance like birds but in reality that’s not possible because books are inanimate objects. Fahrenheit 451 is filled with ironies. This novel starts off by portraying Fireman, who are people that risk their lives to protect others as the ones from whom people need protecting from. The soul job of a fireman in this novel is to start a fire not put one out. The second irony would…show more content…
An era that was just getting used to color TVs and watches. Bradbury still manages to make several predictions about mankind’s technological advancement, which do come true. In this current generation, using technological devices is inevitable. They have become a part of us, as we need them in our everyday life. Asking someone today to stay a day without their smartphones is like asking the impossible from them. When people have a choice between an actual conversation and virtual conversation, surprisingly a large number of people seem to be more comfortable in having a virtual conversation on their smartphones than an actual one. This is where Bradbury’s greatest fears comes to life. The one thing that Bradbury made very clear through his book is that media separates people from the reality. Bradbury would be astonished to see how people spent almost an entire day on social media. His lead character Montag has everything in his life except human connection, and without human connection you can never truly be happy. Artificial Intelligence is one of the biggest success we have had in this century. From mobile phones to our cars, we use artificial intelligence everywhere. Bradbury would definitely be enlightened to know about how much we have accomplished from artificial intelligence, but he would also have the constant fear of mankind falling prey to their inevitable destiny of making mistakes and turning into ashes before they
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