Fahrenheit 451

by

Ray Bradbury

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Fahrenheit 451 Symbols

Fire

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 analysis of Fire

The Phoenix

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 analysis of The Phoenix

The Hearth and the Salamander

"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 analysis of The Hearth and the Salamander

The Sieve and the Sand

"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 analysis of The Sieve and the Sand