Theme Analysis The abuse of power Who holds power, why they hold it, and how they use or abuse it, are recurring themes throughout Gulliver's Travels. The Lilluptians, despite their small size, wield considerable power over Gulliver, taking advantage of his well-meaning, non-aggressive, and gullible nature to attack him with arrows, hold him prisoner, and finally try to entrap him through treachery. Lilliput is governed by a vain and despotic ruler who has his subjects tortured and executed for trivial matters. His ministers are appointed to office not based on their suitability, wisdom, or virtue, but on their skill at "leaping and creeping.
Summary Analysis As the novel begins, Guy Montag is taking an intense pleasure in burning a pile of books on a lawn. He loves the way things look when they burn and the way he feels when he burns them. The opening plunges you into the different world of the novel.
The job of the fireman is the opposite of what we expect—firemen set fires. Montag, the protagonist, likes his job. She introduces herself as Clarisse McClellan, a new neighbor, and asks if she can walk home with him. Montag finds Clarisse fascinating, but she also makes him nervous.
For some reason she reminds him of an early memory of candlelight. The fact that everything about Clarisse is strange to Montag reveals a lot about normality in this society. People are rarely out or even awake at night, they rarely walk anywhere or notice everyday aspects of the natural world, and no one seems to have deep meaningful conversations.
Upon entering the cold, dark silence of his bedroom, which the narrator compares to a tomb, Montag realizes that he is not, in fact, happy. His wife, Mildred, is stretched out as usual on her bed, with radio earplugs called "Seashells" filling her ears with sound.
Montag accidentally steps on an empty bottle of sleeping pills on the floor and remembers that the bottle had contained 30 pills earlier in the day. He flicks on a hand-held igniter and sees that Mildred is pale and barely breathing.
Notice also the contrast between Montag and Mildred: Montag admits to himself that he is unhappy, but Mildred avoids acknowledging her unhappiness and instead overdoses on sleeping pills.
Active Themes Suddenly, a squadron of jet bombers rips through the sky overhead, shaking the house with a supersonic roar. The bombers suggest a threat of war, and that this is a society capable of great violence. Active Themes Montag calls the hospital. The technicians chatter while they work, and Montag grows more upset.
The technicians use their machines to suck all the sadness out of a person and simply dispose of it like trash. No one addresses or even acknowledges the underlying causes of unhappiness.
Active Themes Montag watches Mildred as color returns to her cheeks. The uncle is talking about how people are treated like "disposable tissue. Active Themes The next morning, Mildred has no memory of the previous night and denies taking the pills.
Later, when Montag gets ready for work, Mildred is in the TV parlor preparing to watch a TV show that lets her participate. The TV fills up three full walls. Montag makes sure the TV program has a happy ending before leaving for work.
Mildred drowns her unhappiness in a constant media blitz. She keeps radio earphones in her ears and spends her day captivated and superficially content, surrounded by an interactive, three-wall TV. In doing so, she conforms utterly to the society around her.The author of Fahrenheit is Ray Bradbury.
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