Fahrenheit 451

fire is symbolic

In Guy Montag's community, free thinking can be compared to fire. In some forms, or places, it's damaging and destructive and in other forms it serves a good purpose: like the fire in the sun warms Montag. In Montag's community free thinking is destructive and shouldn't be messed with. In the land outside Montag's city, free thinking is encouraged because it gives hope, light, that the future would encourage knowledge again.

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Fire is a symbolic form of reborn . You burn things that have no longer a use for. You start anew when things are burned. Fire also destroys. B

The books are destroyed because knowledge is then destroyed.


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