Fahrenheit 451 Book Symbolism

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What do books symbolize in Fahrenheit 451 and why? Books symbolize freedom and the power of knowledge in this society. Books are burned because they are dangerous and against the law. Some people in this society would preserve these books with their lives. The woman in the building sacrifices her life along with her books because she loved them so much. Ray Bradbury says something in this situation relating to that “There must be something in books, something we can’t imagine, to make a woman stay in a burning house; there must be something there. You don’t stay for nothing. (page 51)” Others memorize books and change their names to whatever book they memorized. In turn, they would build up society again and learn from previous mistakes.

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