Fahrenheit 451 Analysis

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The dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451 written by author Ray Bradbury in 1953, shows what he speculates the fate of society to be. Fahrenheit 451 takes places in the corrupt United States when people no longer read books and are satisfied only by entertainment. In Fahrenheit 451, the fire has been perceived in many different ways by the main character Guy Montag, once a fireman. Fire in Fahrenheit 451 represents both rebirth and destruction. Mythological creatures, such as the salamander and Phoenix have influenced the change in the perception of fire.
Fire can mean many things and in Fahrenheit 451, the perception of the fire has changed multiple times. The salamander, a mythological creature often called “fire lizard” refines the definition of fire in Fahrenheit 451. The notation of salamander being most common in Chapter 1, the Hearth and The Salamander. The names of the chapters in Fahrenheit 451 all connect to Guy Montag, the main character in a very special way. In The Hearth and The Salamander, the hearth represents his home as it is warm and the Salamander represents his job, as the Salamander is what he wears as a badge. “She seemed hypnotized by the salamander on his arm”, Clarisse looks at Montag’s arm and sees the salamander which means that he is a fireman.They were the salamander because of the old mythological meaning of the salamander being able to walk on fire and be on fire without getting injured. Salamander is a prominent symbol in Fahrenheit 451, also

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