Fahrenheit 451


wuts the symbolic meaning of each title from the novel fahrenheit

ex: "the hearth and the salamander, "the sieve and the sand" and the burning bright

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The Hearth and the Salamander: the hearth represents the fireplace (home), and the salamander is the official symbol of the firemen.

The Sieve and the Sand: This title refers to one of Montag's childhood memories. While reading the Bible on the subway, he feels much like he did as a boy when attempting to fill a sieve with sand. The sand symbolizes knowledge/ the sieve represents his mind.

Burning Bright: This title brings everything together. Burning Bright is the title of a poem (William Blake), in which a tiger burns bright symbolizing the evil in the world. Fire appears throughout the novel but never more prominantly than in Part III. Montag's world is filled with evil, which burns brightly behind him as he follows the tracks to escape the police, the burning city, and to meet with the other refugees.


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