Fahrenheit 451

Biblical references

How does the author use references from the Bible and biblical stories? Give examples from the story.

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In "The Sieve and the Sand", Faber reads the Book of Job, in order to encourage Montag to proceed with his desire to do right in the face of adversity.

Faber also alludes to Christ's first miracle when he compares himself and Montag to fire and water.

The Book of Ecclesiastes, which Montag attempts to memorize alludes to the conflicts Montag is experiencing over the course of the story. Namely, taking charge of his own life in order to do something meaningful.


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