Intro to Lit, 6
30 April 2010
Quote: p. 144 “For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven.” Context: Ecclesiastes is a book in the Bible. It is only found in the King James version of the Bible. In a quest for happiness and the meaning of life, this writer, known as "the Teacher," asks many questions that are still raised in today's society. Ecclesiastes has twelve chapters. Citation: “The Holy Bible: King James Version.” Bartley.com. Bartley Books, n.d. Web. 9 Feb. 2011. . Insight: This important to F451 because they do not have a teacher in their society. No one gives them important information that they need to be more successful. He also is trying to bring old ideas back into their city, and teach them that it is okay and important to have books. Bradbury may have used Ecclesiastes to show they need more of a teacher. Montag is the best teacher in the society.
Allusion: Benjamin Franklin
Quote: “ Established, 1790, to burn English-influenced books in the Colonies. First Fireman: Benjamin Franklin.” Context: Benjamin Franklin, is said to be one of the fathers of the American Dream. He is also and famous for his Autobiography. He is also the founder of America's first fire brigade, which came into being in Boston in 1736. Citation: “Commentary.” The Use of Literary Quotations and Allusions in Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 . N.p., n.d. Web. 9 Feb. 2011. . Insight: This is important because it is saying that Benjamin Franklin started the whole firemen business. Since he started it, that shows it is very important. It is important to the society and a excellent job to have. Bradbury uses him as an allusion because it shows that Benjamin is a very important person that has started many important events in history. He is showing that Montag and Benjamin have the same roll in their society.
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