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The Symbolism of Fire in "Fahrenheit 451"

Summary: In the science-fiction classic "Fahrenheit 451" by Ray Bradbury, fire is used throughout as a symbol goodness and rebirth. This can be seen when the old woman quoted Latimer as her house was beginning to be burnt down, when Guy Montag burns down his house, and when the intellectuals cook the bacon in the forest.
In the novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, fire is used as a symbol throughout the entire novel. The symbolism of fire is shown when the old woman quoted Latimer as her house was beginning to be burnt down, when Guy Montag burns down his house, and when the intellectuals cook the bacon in the forest.

The historical reference of Latimer made by the old woman in Fahrenheit 451 shows the symbolism of fire. This scene takes place as the old woman's house is being searched for books, which were against the law to have. As the firemen were investigating her house, she quoted Latimer. The quote states, "Play the man, Master Ridley; we shall this day light such a candle, by God's grace, in England, as I trust shall never be put out." The fire used in the quote portrays goodness, rather than evil. The...

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