Fahrenheit 451 Quotes Analysis

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Jared Dugan Mr. Crossman Honors English p.5 20 October 2012 Fahrenheit 451: A Deeper Meaning Ray Bradbury uses many symbols to explain Montag’s relationship with Beatty. There are a few examples of this relationship explained in the book Fahrenheit 451. Bradbury does an amazing job of describing these two character’s relationship. Montag and Beatty are complete opposites. Bradbury describes Montag as a Christ-like figure; Beatty, devil-like. Bradbury uses Montag as a Christ-like figure and Beatty as a devil-like figure to help the reader better understand the relationship that these two individuals share. Bradbury describes Beatty as a devil-like character many times. “Beatty was looking at him as if he were a museum statue. At any moment, Beatty might rise and walk about him, touching, exploring his guilt and self-consciousness” (30). This scene explains Beatty as a devil-like character because Satan is always on the lookout for people’s guilt to exploit. Satan uses this trick when he is going to tempt someone. “Now…show more content…
While Montag was talking to Clarisse, he said, "I feel I've known you so many years" (26). This shows Montag as a Christ-like figure because Jesus knew us from before we were born. “Besides, these fanatics always try suicide; the pattern's familiar." Montag placed his hand on the woman's elbow. "You can come with me" (36). This describes Montag as a Christ-like character because Jesus told the disciples to follow him. “Montag showed her a book.” This is the Old and New Testament” (72). This describes Montag as a Christ-like figure in two different ways. One way is that he is preaching the Word of God to others. Another way is that he is doing so when he knows it is against the law. Both Jesus and Montag knew they were doing something illegal, but in their hearts they knew it was right. These are some ways that Montag is demonstrated as a Christ-like

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