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Fahrenheit This book is about the future which books arent aloud Ray Bradbury in this book Fahrenheit 451 uses symbolism to show that fire represents madness destruction and pain Initially fire can represent madness Madness can be shown on page 38 it says Your leaving her here She wont come Force her then It represents madness because they were trying to force the woman out of her house before the house burns down In addition they leave the woman in her house and she burns down with it Second the symbol represents destruction It can be shown on page 40 example Hes to late Montag gasped The women on the porch reached out with contempt to them all and struck the kitchen match against the railing The house burnt down with her and her books inside Montag tried and tried to get her to go out and leave the house but she just wanted to stay with her books Further more the woman died like she wanted too with her books Finally fire represents pain For instance it can be found on page 39 example The womans hand twitched on the single matchstick The fumes of kerosene bloomed up about her Montag was running out of time because he kept on trying to get her out of the house--- but she kept on refusing--- before it was up in flames In addition she died In conclusion fire represents madness destruction and pain Bradbury shows the importance of this symbol through the book He talks a lot about fire because that is pretty much what the book is about Fahrenheit 451 means the temperature at which book are burned
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