Fahrenheit 451 Analysis

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Fahrenheit 451 is a classic and futuristic novel that depicts a future where humans suppress aspects of life they struggle to understand. Bradbury utilizes colorful imagery and biblical allusions in Fahrenheit 451 to enhance the dystopian text. The Characters Guy Montag and Captain Beatty in Bradbury’s novel Fahrenheit 451 live in a fast-pace, technology dependent culture that illustrates themes of isolation and emotional disconnection.

Guy Montag and Captain Beatty are the most important and influential characters in Fahrenheit 451. Guy is the main character and protagonist in Fahrenheit 451, and he struggles to find himself throughout the novel. In Guy’s everyday life he believes he is happy, but Clarisse, who is out-casted for being incomprehensibly different, helps Guy change his way of thinking by being the complete opposite of society’s norms. Guy’s perspective changes when he burns a woman alive with her books, "’Come on, woman!’ The woman knelt among the books, touching the drenched leather and cardboard, reading the gilt titles with her fingers while her eyes accused Montag. ‘You can't ever have my books,’ she said.” (Bradbury 76). Guy struggles to understand why the woman was willing to die with her books. Momentously, change is brought on by the woman being burned alive because this is where Guy begins to take action towards change and steals a book. Captain Beatty is the highest-ranking enforcer against books. Ironically, Captain Beatty the head fireman always

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