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Burning Books

‘It was a pleasure to burn. It was a special pleasure to see things eaten, to see things blackened and changed.’ Ray Bradbury opens his novel with a very powerful line, this specific quote in the book sets a very dramatic scene. The tone of this line comes across as somewhat evil, it is supposably […]

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Books: Good or Bad?

In my opinion, books are a positive thing because they provide us with knowledge and information. Books are the vehicle allowing us to succeed in school and life. In Fahrenheit 451, the government sees books as a threat to the human race as it oppresses the people living in it. Bradbury illustrated a very dull […]

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Example of Blog Post: Bradbury’s metaphors

From the opening pages of Bradbury’s novel, it is clear to the reader that metaphors and similes will be essential in understanding the story. The creation of vivid imagery (both literal and figurative imagery) is a key tool that Bradbury uses to help us experience his fictional world. On the first page, the hose for Montag’s flame thrower is […]

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Ray Bradbury (1920 – 2012)

Ray Bradbury, author of Fahrenheit 451 and many other novels and short stories, died yesterday at the age of 91. He is regarded as being the father of contemporary science fiction. But I think he describes himself, and the craft of writing, best when he says: “I’m not a science fiction writer. I’m a magician. […]

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