The hunger for success and power, the fatal flaw for most people, allows everyone to envy the ability fire has to consume without end. The firemen even express their admiration for “it’s perpetual motion; the thing man wanted to invent but never did” (Bradbury 115). The flames lick away at the most indestructible forces destroying what it can and comprising the integrity of what it cannot. The immense chemical power of fire translates to the symbolism of devastating power in Fahrenheit 451 as well. The total destruction of the power of independent thinking comes from the ideology of fire leaving the quality of life at an all time low in the world.
Lord of The Flies “There is a beast in every man and it stirs when you put a sword in his hand” - George R. R. Martin. In William Golding’s novel, The Lord of The Flies, a group of boys find themselves stranded on an island. As they fight for power and struggle to survive, they discover a resident evil in each individual which threatens to overtake the group as a whole. Golding represents this bestiality through symbols such as The Beast, The Lord of The Flies, and a big fire. Golding uses a beast that resonates in each boys head as a symbol for their growing insanity.
Ralph was upset because the fire had gone out. “There was lashings of blood,” said Jack, laughing and shuddering, you should have seen it!”(69) This quote is an example of how the boys were violent throughout the book, and became progressively more deranged. The boys hunted and killed a pig, when Jack explained that the head of the beast was to be a gift to the beast. “Jack spoke loudly. This head is for the beast.
When someone is obsessed with something, the person quickly becomes entirely engulfed in the subject, much like Ahab, the subject becomes the vice in which the obsessed depends on. This is clearly seen in this exert when the narrator explains that everything that angers Ahab, all the things that stir his emotions, all the malicious lying, every inch of his brain is devoted to the thought of Moby Dick, everything that is wrong in the world is made visible and realized in Moby Dick. To Ahab, Moby-Dick is the perfect embodiment of all evil and this fuels his obsession to destroy the whale. Ahab’s feelings towards Moby dick hold the same dark, sinister attitude that is expressed through the tone of the
Montresor and Fortunato became exceptional friends over the years but began to realize the Noble's bizarre behavior of violent yelling, the decrease in meals, the gold coin came every so often and their home started to flood of rats with an unknown stench. The scent of rotten onions and sewage began to spew throughout their home. Fortunato was deranged with the careless actions of the Noble and began to rant to Montresor about the Noble's carelessness. On a breezy chilly morning, Fortunato and Montresor decide to question the Noble about the ongoing changes and crummy stability. But the Noble wailed with anger, that his speech became scrabbled and uncertain.
Characters (label as major or minor) with brief descriptions of each; include at least two adjectives for each and brief commentary. Major: • Guy Montag: (Confused, misled) Guy is the main character of the story. He is a fireman, working to burn books and to contain the spread of literature around the world. He has a weak mind, as proved by being manipulated and easily swayed. • Captain Beatty: (Manipulative, Cunning) Beatty is the captain of the fireman in Montag’s neighborhood.
In Ray Bradbury’s novel ‘Fahrenheit 451’ Bradbury explores the development of his protagonist Guy Montag. Guy gradually increases to rebel the dystopian society in which he is inhabited. Bradbury investigates this through a wide range of literary techniques to convey the development of his protagonist. At first, the reader is shown that Montag is pleased and contented with his life. This is proved by the effective and striking first line; ‘It was a pleasure to burn’ The reader may be potentially shocked at the interesting word choice as the noun ‘pleasure’ – which has strong positive connotations and linked with happiness and enjoyment – is juxtaposed with ‘burn’ which is associated with destruction.
That’s why I think it’s so strange you’re a fireman. It just doesn’t seem right for you, somehow” (Bradbury 23-4; pt. 1). The society seems to be so absorbed by meaningless amusement that they rely on it like an addictive drug. Too much mindless entertainment is very relevant it today’s world.
Bradbury uses diction, “Montag shot once continuous pulse of liquid fire on him. There was a hiss like a great mouthful of spittle banging a red-hot stove, a bubbling and frothing as if salt had been poured over a monstrous black snail to cause a terrible liquefaction and a boiling over of yellow foam”, to show how violent the murder of Beatty was. The violence adds to the tense turmoil and conflict of the scene as well as to the overall plot of the novel. In summation, throughout Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, the author creates a tense mood full of turmoil and conflict. There are conflicts with Montag and himself, conflicts between Montag and society, and the climax conflict between Montag and the law as Montag commits murder, and becomes a wanted
Vengeance Roger Chillingworth is an evil man that feeds on the sin of others. When Chillingworth is first introduced in the story, he seems like a respectable, knowledgeable man. However, as the story progresses Chillingworth becomes filled with an overpowering feeling of vengeance towards Reverend Dimmesdale. These feelings consume his inner being. His vengeance actually becomes a crazed obsession that will never cease.