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In the book How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C Foster it showed many different ways to interpret certain components of a novel such as the weather symbolism and analyzing passages and finding that it had Greek or Shakespearean roots While reading Fahrenheit 451 afterwards many of the ideas and lessons taught in Fosters book appeared in Ray Bradburys novelIn How to Read Literature Like a Professor it was said that the majority of books have Greek roots such as author Derek Walcott and his novel Omeros when he used the characters names from the Odyssey and the Illiad in his novel In Fahrenheit 451 at Millies tea party Montag reads the poem Dover Beach by Matthew Arnold to the guests In this poem the Greek writer Sophocles is told to have brought out Greek literature Sophocles was one of three tradgians playwrights during his time and his plays have survived him long past his deathAlso in Fosters book the theme of weather is not truly just weather that it subtly symbolizes for something currently happening or something coming later on in the story In Bradburys novel the rain begins to lighten up just as his character Montag meets a teenager named Clarisse who comforts Montag and listens to his dilemmas that are preventing him to live his life to the fullest in his restricted society In this part of the novel the rain thinning symbolizes hope for Montag as he meetsClarisse possibly changing Montags negative attitude about his life As the book goes on however Clarisse disappears from the neighborhood causing Montag to lose hope in life again This event causes the rain to occur frequently as whenever Montag misses or thinks of Clarisse it begins to rainViolence is also mentioned in Fosters book as he states that violence is one of the most personal and intimate acts between human beings and that narrative violence causes harm to the characters in
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