Part 2, Fahrenheit 451
Page 68, 69
1. Mildred says these words to Guy Montag. She tells him that books aren’t people which are found in her TV parlor which she enjoys being with. She calls the people on the TV her family. She compares the books to her TV. She says that the people on the TV tell her things and make her laugh and they are full of colors, whereas the books are black and white and don’t make sense to anybody and doesn’t make her laugh instead makes her feel bad.
Page 70, 71
1. This quote was said by Faber to Montag. In Montag’s world, people are superficial; they don’t think or talk deeply about anything, and seem to be even scared to do so. Faber on the other hand, thinks very deeply about everything, he doesn’t just talk about things in particular; he talks about things that he has a meaning about. Page 74-76
1. Montag is recalling these memories to himself. I think this childhood memory has great symbolism for his life today. Trying to pour the sand into the sieve represents him trying to pour all of this knowledge into his head, but it keeps falling out. And this reward of a dime that he will get from his cousin represents the reward for reading and remembering, knowledge. In this quote the author is using flashback.
2. The narrator, Ray Bradbury is saying these words describing Montag’s situation. The loud noise of the train radio while he was trying to learn the verses of the bible overwhelms Montag. The author uses Metaphor to compare the loud and horrible sound of the radio as vomiting.
3. The narrator, Ray Bradbury is saying these words with the use Alliteration, which is the repetition of sounds, in this case the D’s. He also uses simile “It hissed like a snake.” This is used to show Montag’s confusion and emptiness. The voices of the commercial distracted Montag from learning the verses from the Bible, just like the devil stopping the man from doing good deeds.
Page 79, 80
1. Faber speaks these words to Montag, as he explains the importance of books. He insists that it’s not the books themselves that Montag is looking for, but the meaning they contain. He defines quality information as a textured and detailed knowledge of life, knowledge of the “pores” on the face of humanity.
2. Faber says these words to Guy Montag. In Books you can use your own imagination and you are free to think and interpret. Every single word in the book seems to be knowledgeable whereas in the TV what you see is what you think and you cannot extend your imagination.
Page 82, 83
1. Faber says these words to Guy Montag. The Salamander in this quote represents the firemen. Faber sees that the only way that the society can change is if the firemen change themselves from within. Faber is describing how this idea of planting books in firemen’s houses will lead to self-destruction of the firemen when they find books in their own houses and finally the job of being a fireman will be eradicated from this world.
2. In this quote, the narrator, i.e., Ray Bradbury portrays the actions that Montags’ hands were doing. Here Montags’ hands express what his consciousness scarcely can recognize. He has no real wish to damage the old bible, but his conscience apparently understands that Faber’s help is even more important.
Page 87, 89, 90
1. Faber says these words to Guy Montag. In this quote, the literary device Metaphor is used, in which Faber is referring himself as the Queen Bee and Montag to a member bee of his hive. In this quote, he says that he would prefer to stay home and guide Montag from there, instead of going out and taking any risks like Montag. By this Ray Bradbury shows the cowardliness of Faber.
2. In this quote, the narrator, Ray Bradbury is describing the smiles of the women in the parlor using the allusion “Cheshire cat smiles.” The Cheshire cat is a grinning character in the book “Alice in Wonderland.” This quote is used to describe the fake smiles on the women’s faces, and the...
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