Symbolism In Fahrenheit 451

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The Nazis won the war and have taken over the minds of the government within the United States of America within the centuries to follow World War II. This statement may fall much closer into a modern day white supremacist’s greatest dream than into our own world, but this is the reality in which Guy Montag, of Fahrenheit 451, lives. Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 takes place in a universe where Nazi Germany won World War II and pressed their beliefs onto the rest of the world. The book takes place sometime in the twenty-fourth century, located within the United States. The book tells the story of Guy Montag’s life in the strange world he lives in. In his world no one talks to one another, people are addicted to their uber-realistic reality shows and most important of all, books are banned. As…show more content…
The job that they are tasked with ends up being to burn any illegal books that are discovered to be possessed by any of the citizens of the country. The attempted suicide of Montag’s wife leads him to begin questioning the world in which he lives. He eventually meets a young girl, Clarisse McClellan, who is different from everyone as she and her family actually enjoy conversing with others. Through conversations with Clarisse on his walks home from work he begins do become curious about what could possibly be in the books to warrant banning them completely. This all eventually leads Montag to stash books into his jacket pockets when called in to burn books and secretly read them in his home. Montag reads a few books and no longer feels safe. He calls in sick to work and the fire chief, Beatty, suspects that it is because of the books that he is missing. Eventually Montag meets an old English professor who he plans to bring down the whole nation with by stashing books in the houses of all firemen eventually crippling the very

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