Fahrenheit 451 Imagery

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Ray Bradbury paints images such as hands, throughout his life, not even realizing what he was doing. When Montag first started taking books he was almost floating through his life, not even realizing what he was doing. Once Guy did realize what he was doing, he felt it was wrong because of what he’s been taught to do: “his hands had done it all, his hand with a brain of its own, with a conscience and a curiosity in each trembling finger” (McGiveron 1). The passage is suggesting his hands are pushing him to do the greater good, even though he feels as if he’s not fully aware of what he’s doing. Additionally hands in the book, and in life, can represent the actions people take and how they’re greater than spoken words. Bradbury throughout the…show more content…
An example of Mildred being static is her no feelings. Some ways Mildred would take out her stress: “I drive all night and come back and you don’t now. It’s fun out in the country, you hit rabbits, and sometimes you hit dogs. Go take the beetle” (61). Mellie has no remorse for any animal, person, or thing. She doesn’t care who or what dies. In addition Beatty also had zero remorse when he burned houses or people or when a girl had died. The strange open minded girl, Clarisse, who Guy Montag was fond of was found dead and Beatty said: “Luckily, queer ones like her don’t happen often. We know how to hit most of them in the bud early” (58). Guy Montag was in a depressed mood after this, where Beatty felt the same about any death, he doesn’t care. Moreover Mildred, Beatty, and Society refuse to see things the way they are and how wicked it is. Most of the characters in the book are blind or choosing not to view the world around them for what it truly is: “Mildred does not want to question society’s reliance on technology and its choice to burn books. She does not remember her suicide attempts and denies that she is unhappy in any way” (Reid 4). This evidence proves how the static characters are too far in to technology to understand it’s wrong. All the static characters in the book don’t change throughout the book because they don’t want to or even realize
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