Ray Bradbury’s iconic dystopian novel, Fahrenheit 451 has more than its fair share of metaphors, allusions, and similes. This Penlighten post lists out 20 most important similes in Fahrenheit 451 across all of its three sections.
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Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 was serialized in the March, April, and May issues of Playboy magazine way back in 1954.
Fahrenheit 451 is a novel which is beyond customary introductions and polite praises. The story is set in a disturbingly bleak future, where exists a twisted society that burns books, with a view to suppress learning and enlightenment.
The inspiration to write Fahrenheit 451 came to Bradbury from various sources; from the inadequately stocked libraries in his hometown, to the Nazi book burning campaigns, and even from the Great Purge in Stalinist Russia.
The novel’s allegorical narrative has ensured that it is replete with various literary devices like similes, metaphors, personification, and allusions. In this post, however, our focus remains on listing some exemplary similes found across all three sections of the novel.