Fahrenheit 451 Chapter 1 And 2 Analysis

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The title of the book is easy - the temperature at which a book burns, 451 degrees fahrenheit. The chapters on the other hand, explain the current conflict within the section. Section 1 is titled "The Hearth and the Salamander". The hearth (which represents the home or a fire within the home) has two significant aspects in this chapter. It first refers to the relationships (or lack of) that Montag has with his wife, boss, and Clarisse, and also refers to the woman who allowed herself to be burned down with her house and her books because of the impact that this event had on Montag. The Salamander is a symbol of the firemen. Section 2 is entitled "The Sieve and the Sand". This refers to a memory that Montag has in this chapter. He recalls a
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