Fahrenheit 451

Why does Bradbury include the sieve and the sand metaphor?

Not what it means but WHY?

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Bradbury uses this metaphor to accentuate Montag's hurry.... his urgent need to absorb all the knowledge he can in a short period of time. Montag needs to catch and retain as much wisdom as he's able, as much of it will fall away like the sand runs through the sieve.


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