Symbolism In Fahrenheit 451

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Fahrenheit 451 Fire and a bird called a phoenix are two greatly important symbols in Fahrenheit 451. ““What is there about fire that’s so lovely? No matter what age we are, what drives us to it?”” Beatty blew out the flame and lit it again. ““It perpetual motion; the thing man wanted to invent but never did. Or almost perpetual motion. If you let it go on, it’d burn our lifetimes out. What is Fire? It’s a mystery. Scientists give us gobbledygook about friction and molecules. But they don’t really know. It’s a real beauty is that it destroys responsibility and consequences. A problem gets to burdensome, then into the furnace with it. Now, Montag, you’re a burden. And fire will lift you off my shoulders, clean, quick, sure; nothing to rot later. Antibiotic, aesthetics, practical.”” ““There was a silly damn bird called a phoenix back before Christ every few hundred years he built a pyre and burnt himself up.…show more content…
The knowledge and ignorance in the story was greatly important to us as a motivation to do different in some cases. ““Magazines became a nice blend of vanilla tapioca. Books, so the damned snobbish critics said, were dishwater. No wonder books stopped selling, the critics said. But the public, knowing what it wanted, spinning happily, let the comic books survive.”” There are knowledge we use today but also some ignorance. ““Go home.” Montag fixed his eyes upon her, quietly. “Go home and think of your first husband divorced and your second husband killed in a let and your third husband blowing his brains out, go home and think of that and your damn caesarian sections, too, and your children who hate your guts! Go home and think how it all happened and what you ever do to stop it? Go home, go home!” he yelled. “Before I knock you down and kick you out the door!”” Everyone struggles with the fact of knowledge and doing of ignorance but the most important is knowledge of

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