Fahrenheit 451 Titles of Chapters to Themes Essay

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Themes to Titles

There are a lot of different themes and symbols throughout the novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. Many of the motifs coincide with the titles of the three sections in the novel. The three sections were ‘The Hearth and The Salamander,’ ‘The Sand and The Sieve,’ and lastly ‘Burning Bright.’ The symbols and themes of this novel varied from dependence on technology to freedom of expression. All throughout the book there is conformity and those who defy the rules and in the end the ones who do not do as they should, survive. While those who listen to orders and do what they are told are annihilated. The first section of the book’s title represents the growth and destruction of families and their connections, while
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After the devastation of the relationship between Clarisse and him, Montag became more interested in books. Montag’s love for books grew more and then he found himself quoting them at times, while talking to his co-workers Montag says something that would only be found in a book. “Was it always like this? The firehouse, our work? I mean, well, once upon a time… (Page 34).” After he used the term “once upon a time,” people questioned where he got that phrase, and he got it from a book and seeing as though only a few people have read books only they would know, but those people have been shunned from society. He accumulated about 20 books and still kept one even after he was going to be killed because of his love for the banned literature. The themes that correspond with the title of the second section of Fahrenheit 451, which is ‘The Sand and the Sieve’, are flaws of memory and knowledge. The entire community has just about lost all memory of the old days, the only people who know the truth about the actual past are deemed crazy. The members of the society all believe whatever they are told, even if what they are told by the government that a recent event has changed from what they said earlier. Society as a whole doesn’t use its own memory it basically considers the government as their recollection. The

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