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In Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury uses a lot of descriptive language and imagery in his work. On page 91, there is a description of how Guy Montag felt on the night when he met up with Faber. He was overcoming a new feeling and he was changing into a new person.
After meeting with Faber, Montag said “You could feel war getting ready in the sky that night” (Bradbury 91). When Montag said that, he symbolized their rebellion against society. Montag and Faber were going against the majority. Like what Thoreau said about the “wise minority” going against the majority. Montag and Faber are the “wise minority” because they are disobeying laws and revolting against the majority by reading and having possession books. Also, Montag says that because they’re preparing for a battle against society. Montag said “The way the clouds moved aside and came back, and the way the stars looked, a million of them swimming between the clouds, like the enemy disks. (Bradbury 91-92)”. The clouds symbolize society, while the stars stand for the firemen. Montag is saying that society just moves along...


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