2Themean 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
3Themes in Fahrenheit 451 Revolve around: Censorship Knowledge versus ignoranceHappinessAlienation and lonelinessLife and deathConformityExcessive reliance on machines
4ExamplesWhere do you see examples of these themes emerging in the Part One of Fahrenheit 451?
5Imagery 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)
6Symbols 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