Analysis Of Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury Essay

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Fahrenheit 451, a dystopian-based novel by Ray Bradbury, the novel is about a man, Guy Montag, living in a world where books are banned. Montag and an old literature professor, Mr. Faber, work together with inspiration from a strange girl, Clarisse, to discover why books are important. “Dover Beach” by Matthew Arnold is a poem that is mentioned in Fahrenheit 451 during the time that Montag reveals his interest in books to his wife, Mildred, and her friends. Both the poem and novel are fantastic pieces of literature that contain similar themes. Although they contrast in several things such as plot, and main idea, they share common themes like true love, man and the natural world, and the loss of humanity. True love, or lack thereof, in Fahrenheit 451 is shown in several places. For example, towards the beginning of the novel Montag reveals that he has been stealing books for the past year. Montag’s wife, Mildred, is unaware of what Montag is doing and Montag knows that she would not be happy with his actions. Montag realizes that he must be truthful with his wife because he loves her. Montag loves Mildred enough to trust her with his biggest secret. Montag tells Mildred, “I feel it’s only fair that I tell you something now. I should have told you before, but I wasn’t even admitting it to myself. I didn’t know why, but I did it and never told you.” (Bradbury 65). In “Dover Beach,” Arnold says, “Ah, love, let us be true to one another!” (Arnold 29). Both Fahrenheit 451 and…

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