2 Themean observation of life which serves as the controlling idea in a literary workseldom presented word-for-word but is more often found as an abstract idea, surfacing through:the actions and dialogues of characters,the use of symbols and recurring images, orthe manipulation of other literary devicesare the fundamental and often universal ideas explored in a literary work
3 Themes in Fahrenheit 451 Revolve around: Censorship Knowledge versus ignoranceHappinessAlienation and lonelinessLife and deathConformityExcessive reliance on machines
4 ExamplesWhere do you see examples of these themes emerging in the Part One of Fahrenheit 451?
5 Imagery Through descriptive language Through the use of similes and metaphorsThrough recurring images, especially those involving nature and technology (notice how these are presented as polar opposites in this book)
6 Symbols Hearth: sustenance, warmth, life, unity Salamander: fire, typically a guide to knowledgeLook for more symbols as we read, especially in the titles of each section of the book