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Personification In Fahrenheit 451

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In Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, members of society live in a dystopia. The society is framed around the ideology that all man shall be equal in all aspects of life. In an effort to keep the status qou the government leverages different methods of political control. In Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 the political control that is leveraged educates that man must make sacrifices to their individual rights to coexist in an inhumane society.

In Fahrenheit 451, the government uses the political act of censorship of texts to ensure that all are at the same level of intellectual ability. While Montag is speaking to Faber, the conversation turns to the reason for this controlling act. Bradbury writes, ““Do you know why books such as this are so important? Because they have quality. And what does the word quality mean? To me it means texture. This book has pores. It has features. This book can go under the microscope. You’d find life under the glass, steaming past in infinite profusion” (Bradbury 79). Bradbury enlists the use of personification of a book having “pores” as it represents information and depth the author’s use of personification enlightens the reader regarding the reasons the government burns books, which is for the control of the content and information they provide. The in-depth information and messages that are contained within books and other media create disputation and as such, allows certain individuals to excel in the ascertainment of knowledge, in
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