Fahrenheit 451 Mirror Analysis

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In Fahrenheit 451, the mirrors symbolize truth and reality. For example, Granger commenting on the reconstruction of the city after the city’s bombing states, “ Come on now, we’re going to build a mirror factory first and put out nothing but mirrors for the next year and take a long look in them” (Bradbury 164).Granger’s reference to the construction of the mirror factory refers to the fact that the society is unaware of their true selves, therefore they must reflect upon themselves. Granger hopes that the society members will come to a sense of realization and change their past mistakes to better themselves and the community. The mirror factory that is proposed to be built, represents the way in which the hobos will reveal the society’s true…show more content…
Additionally, Clarisse asks Montag if he is happy and at this moment, Montag reflects upon his life. Montag reflecting upon himself states, “How like a mirror, too, her face, Impossible,for how many people did you know who refracted your own light to you.” (Bradbury 11). Montag has come to a sense of self realization, therefore comparing Clarisse to a mirror. The “refraction of light” that Clarisse has projected to Montag shows the way in which Clarisse was mirror like. This is because the Clarisse has unveiled Montag’s true feelings and emotions that were hidden deep within Montag. In this moment, Montag comes to feel a sense of reality and truth about himself, which allows for himself to change and better himself. In addition to the above quotes, during the bombing of the city Montag envisions Mildred during the bombing. Thinking about Mildred’s response to the bombing Montag states,”she saw her own face reflected there, in a mirror instead of a crystal ball”(Bradbury 159). The crystal ball, in which is described represents the parlor walls and how they have now transformed into mirrors that reflect who Mildred has become as a

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