Fahrenheit 451

by

Ray Bradbury

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The Hearth and the Salamander Symbol Analysis

The Hearth and the Salamander Symbol Icon
"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 source of warmth. The firemen wear salamander imagery on their uniforms and call their fire truck a "salamander" because salamanders were once believed to live in fire without being consumed by it.
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