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Theme Of Imagination In Fahrenheit 451

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As Albert Einstein once shared, “Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” This quote is a good example of how far the imagination can take someone. The book, Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury is science fiction and was published in October of 1953. This book was set many years in the future. One of the main characters, Clarisse McClellan is not physically existent and only a part of the imagination in this novel shown through her appearance, actions, and thoughts.
In the book Fahrenheit 451, Clarisse’s appearance helps persuade readers that she is not real. When Montag first met Clarisse, the way her appearance is described really comes across as if she is not physically present in that moment. “Her face was slender and milk-white, and in it was a kind of gentle hunger that touched over everything with tireless curiosity. It was a look, almost, of pale surprise...Her dress was white and it whispered” (Bradbury, 3). Typically, ghosts are shown to be white or foggy. The milk-whiteness of Clarisse’s face and dress support her being a ghost. Montag also instantly feels a connection through Clarisse’s eyes that he has never experienced from anyone else, withholding herself from the belief that she is existing during this time. “He saw himself in her eyes, suspended in two shining drops of bright water... everything there, as if her eyes were two miraculous bits of violet amber that might capture and hold him intact.” (5). The power in Clarisse’s eyes
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