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Archives for August, 2012

Burning Books

It seems like the author created this novel in order to tell the readers that it is not right for the books to be burnt. Even though, some books are made up by someone’s imaginary which might be over the top, but people still have their own rights to share their opinions and exchange their […]

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The Old Woman

“It was a pleasure to burn. It was a special pleasure to see things eaten, to see things blackened and changed.” These sentences were written at the beginning of the story to describe that Montag thought it was great to burn the book and he had pleasure to do that. However, after the old woman’s death, Montag’s attitude […]

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Mildred Montag

Some of the people these days start to become like Mildred. They ignore other people’s stories, and it is hard for us to find someone who we can really talk to. Sometimes, it is normal to see a family eating without talking, instead each of the members are busy doing their own activities, for example […]

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Gatsby loves Daisy…. ?

Throughout the book, we read, we believed, we thought that Gatsby really loved daisy. But after re-reading some parts of the book, i suspected that Gatsby might not had loved Daisy for her personality. Daisy could also represent “old money”, which was something that Gatsby never had before. I think that there is a possibility […]

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Farenheit 451- The phoenix’ cycle of change

When Granger mentioned the word “Phoenix” by the end of the novel, i was deeply interested in it’s meaning. Granger has compared the ruins of the city to a phoenix, a creature that  dies in flames and is reborn over and over again. In my opinion, this signifies change, or as in this case rebuilding […]

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Gatsby’s car.

“It was a rich cream color, bright with nickel, swollen here and there in its monstrous length with triumphant hat-boxes and supper-boxes and tool-boxes, and terraced with a labyrinth of wind-shields that mirrored a dozen suns.” The detailed description of Gatsby’s car seems to symbolise something, or have some meaning behind it. I’m guessing that […]

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The End – The Great Gatsby

“Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that’s no matter—tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther. . . . And then one fine morning— So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” […]

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New York vs Bangkok

1920 in the United State is a very special period; it distinguished itself from other decades. This post war period is full of glitz and glam. During this period most American people live behind their solid American traditional value such as hard working and being independent. In this period, when the economy is growing significantly, […]

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Daisy fakes her love?

At the beginning of the second chapter, we are introduced to the “foul wasteland” of the present. Fitzgerald calls it a “valley of ashes”, where only the eyes of Dr. T.J. Eckleburg look over it from a billboard nearby. This represents the material-driven world the characters live in. The eyes of Dr. Eckleburg indicate in […]

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Animal imagery

Birds, snakes, Phoenix; Bradbury does make references to animals quite often in Fahrenheit 451. As we all know, the novel tells a story of the age where mankind worships technology and completely ignores nature. The animal imagery in the book is to remind the readers of the importance of ‘nature’ to our lives. It also […]

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