Analysis Of Fire In Fahrenheit 451

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This article is accurate in its description and review of the book Fahrenheit 451. The points made in this review, as well as the general analysis of symbols, is spot on and I agree strongly with his essay. The writer of this critical essay, Donald Watt, introduces us to his opinion first with the talk of war times and technology. The writer describes how Bradbury uses the world around him as a major part of his book. Fire is used as a symbol of the problems around them. The beginning of the book speaks of Guy Montag’s love of fire. The reviewer says that the use of fire is referring to the war and technology that can be used to destroy when unharnessed. To expand on this, I feel that Bradbury uses the fire as an example of how quickly the …show more content…
He works with fire, but a different kind of fire is also ignited inside of him. However, he does not do this by himself. Watt describes Clarisse as catalytic. She starts the fire and is dominant in his growth to awareness. Going on with Watt’s idea of this, I feel that if Clarisse had not spent so much time talking to guy and asking him questions he had never thought of, then he would more than likely not have grown to be aware. She spoke of things that had never crossed his mind. Personally, I see Clarisse as a fire. Yes, she ignited the fire in Montag, but she was a fire herself. She burned bright in society and did not go unnoticed. Fire spreads, and I feel that Clarisse’s fire spread right to …show more content…
Watt describes them in his critical review. First he speaks of the lack of fear in Montag’s opposition, and of the Mechanical hound. The sense of danger is not near as focused on the opposition as some feel it might should be. Also the hound is sinister and scary, but it is more of a silent stalker. Rather than putting the attention of these, the emphasis is placed on the twisted society members who are eager to watch the manhunt. Going into more detail, there was a reason Bradbury put the emphasis on society. The author wanted the reader to see how the people did not see the person being hunted as a person, but were hoping the Mechanical Hound would not fail and would kill the man he it was looking for. Another weak spot Watt speaks of is the lack of knowledge about government, power, and politics. This is a very great point the reviewer has. He describes how the reader may feel frustrated by knowing nothing of the guardians of the guardians. As a reader, I completely agree with this. It was frustrating not knowing the people behind this society. There was no clue as to power in relation to the world, or power in the country and politics. There is only the

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