Fahrenheit 451

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Fahrenheit 451 Symbols

Fire is an interesting symbol in Fahrenheit 451 because it symbolizes two different things. Through the firemen, who burn books and wear the number "451" on their helmets, fire symbolizes destruction. (451°F is the temperature… (read full symbol analysis)
The mythologies of many Mediterranean cultures include the story of the phoenix, a bird that is consumed by flames but then rises from the ashes. The phoenix is a symbol for renewal, for life… (read full symbol analysis)
"The Hearth and the Salamander" is the title of the first section of Fahrenheit 451. Both hearths and salamanders are associated with fire. Hearths (fireplaces) are traditionally the center of the home and the… (read full symbol analysis)
"The Sieve and the Sand" is the title of the second section of Fahrenheit 451. The title refers to Montag's childhood memory of trying to fill a sieve with sand. He's reminded of… (read full symbol analysis)