Fahrenheit 451 Essay | Fahrenheit 451

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Fahrenheit 451

Summary: Provides an analysis of Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451. Discusses how the author uses imagery, tone and other literary techniques to develop theme and setting.
Ray Bradbury forges intense images of death and destruction, of burning intensity in his novel, Fahrenheit 451. He creates his insane futuristic world of firemen who burn books to hide the truths by using breathtaking imagery, similes, personification and an overall rushed, excited tone of voice. Bradbury maintains this feeling throughout the book, in the beginning as well as in the end.

In the very beginning scene, heat erupts out of the pages as Bradbury describes the "pleasure to burn" (3). The energized `fireman' Montag goes into a daze as he flicks his igniter sending the "house... up in a gorging fire that burned the evening sky red and yellow and black ... while the flapping pigeon-winged books died on the porch" (3). In this dark orange and blood red scene, a feeling of inferno is created through Bradbury's strong use of forceful imagery and personification. Bradbury's strong words, "gorging fire that burned...

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