Communication Arts 11
November 18, 2011
Analysis on Fahrenheit 451
In Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 attachments occurs in many different ways throughout the book. Montag has many friends, they include Clarisse, Faber. Attachments is not always a good thing especially with the wrong type of people, but when you need help from “friends” the most the friendship will pull through for you. Professor Faber is one of Montag’s main friends, during the course of the book he stays with Montag and the setting. They are able to get along easier because of the shared beliefs they have. They both feel like it’s important that society is able to possess books and read books. In the end their relationship does pull through for Montag’s side because Faber helps him escape that horrible society and find a new society, a free one, one with new individuals, one with new friends to encounter, one to bring back books into society and make it a learning basis once again. “Do you know why books such as this are so important? Because they have quality. And what does the word quality mean? To me it means texture. This book has pores.” When Faber speaks these wise words of wisdom to Montag, Montag knows what the true meanings of books are. From then on he knew what the society was doing was wrong. Clarisse is an vital character even though she is not necessarily “throughout” the passage. Clarisse despite being much younger than Montag is able to teach him the world’s potential for beauty and meaning with her gentleness. Being an outcast from her society because she appreciates socially obstinate activities, Montag feels a sense of being comfortable with her. Granger is also a significant character to the book at the end of the book is when you really get to see this characters true colors sparkle. When she says “Mankind is like a phoenix, because it burns itself up, and always rises up from the ashes over and over again.” It means manhood has a benefit....
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