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What Is The Theme Of Fire In Fahrenheit 451

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As I came to finish the critically acclaimed book Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, I noticed the author repeatedly mentioning fire to symbolize various topics throughout the novel. Of course, fire was referenced multiple times all throughout the novel because the main character, Montag, is a fireman who burns books. However, in the beginning and the middle of the novel, Bradbury brought up fire to represent Montag’s suppression, while towards the end, he contradicts himself and uses fire to show Montag’s liberation and the hope fire brings. Even though the contradictory uses of fire confused me at first, I then realized that the author was using it to contrast between how something thought to be dangerous can act to be advantageous. The thought
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