Analysis Of The Book ' Fahrenheit 451 ' Essay

1385 Words Nov 16th, 2015 6 Pages
People give speeches all the time in this world. They can be depressing, frustrating, or inspiring. Each speech that is given has some meaning, or has a strong argument. Likewise, in the book Fahrenheit 451, the character Faber gives a speech with a strong argument to the main character, Guy Montag. Montag is a man who has discovered that he is no longer happy, and he thinks the solution to him becoming happy again is in books. He goes to Faber to converse more about this issue. Faber, through the usage of figurative language, hypophoras, and the appeal to logic, or logos, creates his argument that the lack of quality, leisure, and the right to carry out actions causes people to be unhappy, not the disappearance of books. Figurative language helps Faber describe his argument more clearly to Montag. Faber talks in an organized fashion, and when he talks about the lack of quality, or the lack of texture, he makes an analogy to pores: “‘They show the pores in the face of life’” (Bradbury 79). Faber explains to Montag that pores in the human skin show depth and layers, and books do so as well. That is why they are disliked and feared. This analogy helps Montag comprehend what the situation is like. It helps him understand the seriousness of the situation, and how exactly the lack of quality affects life. Faber again uses figurative language when he talks about people not behaving like humans should. “‘We are living in a time when flowers are trying to live on flowers’”…

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