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Allusions in Fahrenheit 451
Transcript of Allusions in Fahrenheit 451
This connects to the story because it is the book of the bible that Montag memorizes. The book Ecclesiastes is about a man walking alone in the world without god, so it is like a man vs. man situation (Selling People out). Even though he is walking alone, he is walking with people. In the story, he only memorizes that book for what the verses mean. The verses mean, that no matter what you do, there was a purpose. There is a time to do everything but there is a purpose for what time it is, and what the outcome was. Montag memorized this to remind himself what he did was right, and that he should not feel guilty.
“...he saw their
Cheshire cat smiles burning through the walls of the house…”
The book of Ecclesiastes was written by a man named Solomon. The book is supposed to show perspective, and it tells tales through the eyes of a Christian looking at the world without god.
Allusions in Fahrenheit 451
The Cheshire cat is a fictional cat which is found in the story Alice's Adventure in Wonderland. Who is known for his 'fake' smile.
This connects to the story because, this symbolizes the fake smiles Mildred's friends had. They were faking the smiles to act like they were happy when in reality, they were not. That's why he says, "...he saw their Cheshire cat smiles burning through the walls of the house..." because he knew that they were faking and, their grins were so obvious it reminded him of the Cheshire cat and how sly and tricky his is smile was. Because the Cheshire cat has that big grin, the author felt that his personality fit right in with Mildred's friends.
"...and now, in the fire house, these hands seemed gloved with blood."
Macbeth is a tragic play written by William Shakespeare in the early 1600's. The main character Macbeth goes and murders many people by the force of his wife Lady Macbeth. Which in the end, experiences great guilt because of her trespasses.
In the story Macbeth, Lady Macbeth forces Macbeth to go and murder people. When he does, and comes home to tell Lady Macbeth he killed them, Lady Macbeth experienced great guilt for her wrong doing. Her guilt was so awful she once hallucinated that her hands were 'gloved' with blood. This connects to the story because on page 102, Montag states, "...and now, in the firehouse, these hands seemed gloved with blood." In which he means that he is feeling really guilty for taking the book out of the house. He is experiencing this because he knows he cannot go back and change his actions. Which is also how Lady Macbeth feels. As he says on page 101, "Montag felt the guilt of his hands."
What Do I think will exist in the Future?
I think that their will be a watch that has a holograph to communicate with people ( like face time ), and that is able to text and act as a phone. The watch would be water proof and unbreakable.