Essay about Analysis Of Fahrenheit 451 By Thomas Foster

1226 Words Aug 7th, 2015 5 Pages
“There is only one story. Ever. One. It’s been going on and it’s everywhere around us and every story you’ve ever read or heard or watched is part of it.” This is what Thomas Foster extolled in his book, How To Read Literature Like A Professor. Foster reveals to the audience that every story anyone has ever known is all part of one larger, more universal story, and this story has several universal concepts that reoccur in each of it’s developments. He explains to us how minor details can actually be major symbols. Things including how a literary blind man is blind for a reason, almost everything is political, even the smallest of trips in any story is a quest, and almost every story can be traced back to something biblical or even Shakespearean. Foster acquaints readers to the significance of metaphorical baptisms, as well as the symbolism that lies in any gathering including food, and these concepts are found in Fahrenheit 451, as well as Pride and Prejudice. In Foster’s Book, he insists “ If She Comes Up, It’s Baptism.” In this chapter, Foster discusses how someone entering water can be highly symbolic, especially symbolic of a sort of baptism. He alludes to Judith Guest’s Ordinary People (1976), and uses this story as an example. To be brief, two brothers go sailing on a lake, the boat sinks, the strong superior brother drowns and dies, but the inferior, disliked, weak, and worthless brother lives. All in all, the weaker brother went in that water one person, small,…

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