The Underlying Connections Between Fahrenheit 451 And Dover Beach

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Ryan Lakkis Miss Palma English 2 Honors 27, October 2015

The Underlying Connections Between Fahrenheit 451 and Dover Beach

All throughout the analysis of Dover Beach there were many clear parallels to the novel Fahrenheit 451. Matthew Arnold an English poet during the Victorian Era of literature (1822-1888) saw a conflict between people, because of the new wave of scientific facts brought on by Darwin 's Origin of species. This collided with the already existing group of religious people. Many religious people who lived by their beliefs and faith in God did not want so many people to be drawn to the thought process of science, where it is based on facts and concepts. This clash inspired Matthew to write his poem, because of the confusion, anger, and distrust it brings to society as a whole. Fahrenheit 451 and Dover Beach have many similarities which are evident in the societies as well as the parallel views of the speaker and the protagonist.

To commence, there are evident connections between the poem and the novel, because the shore and the society both represent the same thing. In the poem it states, “hear the grating roar of pebbles which the waves draw back, and fling,” (Stanza 2 Lines 9-10). The pebbles are representing the people in the society, because of the grating roar they make as the waves fling in. These new waves or tides are pieces of information that go against what the people believed from the past. This example of people being offended by new information…

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