Analysis Of Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury

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Although Ray Bradbury has produced many different types of work in many genres, Bradbury is essentially a short fiction writer. Sometimes his works crosses literary forms.The majority, though bizarre, are more nostalgic, optimistic, and romantic. Most of Bradbury's fiction is issue-oriented as he frequently addresses such thematic concerns as racism, censorship, religion, and technology, often infusing the text with commentary. Bradbury was "the writer most responsible for bringing modern science fiction into the literary mainstream," according to the New York Times. As a boy, Ray loved magic and wanted to become a magician. With his creativity encouraged by his family, Bradbury began writing, a skill which was magical. At age 17 in 1937,…show more content…
Ray’s love for science fiction is undeniable. One of his books that really show his love for science fiction is, Fahrenheit 451. In the book Fahrenheit 451, a powerful quote that really stuck out to me was, “And when he died, I suddenly realized I wasn’t crying for him at all, but for the things he did. I cried because he would never do them again, he would never carve another piece of wood or help us raise doves and pigeons in the backyard or play the violin the way he did, or tell us jokes the way he did. He was part of us and when he died, all the actions stopped dead and there was no one to do them the way he did. He was individual. He was an important man. I’ve never gotten over his death. Often I think what wonderful carvings never came to birth because he died. How many jokes are missing from the world, and how many homing pigeons untouched by his hands? He shaped the world. He did things to the world. The world was bankrupted of ten million fine actions the night he passed on.” This quote really spoke to me because of all the science fiction in this book Ray really brought out the realism in this quote. His work really speaks to me because of some of the things Bradbury rights, it connects to events that happened in my life and I can relate with the characters and really feel for them. I believe that in this quote he was really bringing out events in his…show more content…
Fire was a major symbol in Ray’s book, “Fahrenheit 451,” fire was as good representation of Guy Montag. He was a fireman who made fires rather than putting them out, pretty ironic? He was around fire all the time, whether it being a campfire or burning down a house. Montag and fire were very close and almost part of each other. In the beginning of the book Montag is shown to love fire, it made him happy to see things burn. He didn't mean it to be a bad and destructive thing, but in a larger sense he identified fire with warmth and spirit. Another symbol I noticed was books burning. Books and ideas are burned from the mind. Bradbury sends his readers a warning, he warns us of what may happen if we stop expressing our ideas, and if we let people take away our books and thoughts. In Fahrenheit 451 Bradbury is speaking out against censorship, with the use of symbolism throughout the book makes the book way more powerful to reinforce his ideas about anti-censorship. The title of part one in the book, “The Hearth and the Salamander,” is just the start of symbolism in this book. This title suggests two things having to do with fire. Hearth means the floor of the fireplace, the source of the warmth is at the base of the fireplace where the fire is. As with the salamander you would think, “Oh that has nothing to do with fire at

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