Use Of Literary Techniques For Ray Bradbury 's Fahrenheit 451
Theme- Fitting in with society, both reader and Montag
The novel ‘Fahrenheit 451’ by Ray Bradbury uses literary techniques to challenge ideas and perspectives. Setting, reversal and point of view are used to challenge the theme of ‘society, and how it will change’.
A literary technique which has been used in Fahrenheit 451 is setting. This is used as a way to link the reader to the reality in which this book is taking place. A reader can be completely turned off if nothing that they are reading connects with them. Having the regular world as a setting lets the weird dystopian society seem more normal and therefore the reader can connect. Montag seems to feel that something is wrong with the world which he is in, from the reader’s perspective; it seems as if he belongs to our world, as if he is just a regular guy as oppose to everyone else in his world. ‘The autumn leaves blew over the moonlit pavement in such a way as to make the girl who was moving there seem fixed to a sliding walk’. This shows how a familiar setting can give way to important themes. A familiar setting is a great way to draw a reader in so that they can then view ideas without being turned off the book.
The technique reversal has an effect on the level of contrast between the Montag and the rest of his society. The idea of using this contrast is to separate…