Fahrenheit 451: The Hope Of The Phoenix



The word phoenix had symbolize immortality, but for the people in Fahrenheit
451, their only hope was that the phoenix would be burn out, and be reborn again.
The myth of the phoenix gave optimism to the life of Montag, to the books, and
to the world of Fahrenheit 451. The world was now dying, and nobody seemed to
care, because the government had brainwashed the people. It was a situation,
where not only the brave, but the ones who can think for themselves, who can
help break the government's control.

The life Montag had been a bumpy road. He thought he had a good life,
because he enjoyed his job, and was happy. Soon Montag discovered that he was
not happy at all, and that his life ...

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to be seen. His
life had died, when his wife Mildred pulled the alarm and had told the firemen
that Montag had books. To Montag, the books was like a sweet piece of candy.
He did not know why he liked them, but he always wanted more. But when Captain
Beatty forced Montag to burn his own house, Montag's soul had died, but then
resurrected. His life which was suppose to be happy was burning right in front
of his eyes. How ironic, that Montag was a fireman himself but like the phoenix,
Montag rose from his own ashes. Montag was now reborn, because he knew his life
was wrong, and that the world was wrong. He did not know why it was wrong, but
he knew that he had to do something about it. He started that by burning
Captain Beatty into "a charred wax doll(119)". Montag now had the feeling of
hope, not much since he believed he could not do anything. But Montag had now
broken the control of the government and was using the books as his aid.
How ironic, in the real world, people ...

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