Ray Bradbury’S Literary ElementsPresentation Transcript
Ray Bradbury’s Literary Elements By Parker Williams and Christopher Li
Ray Bradbury uses a lot of irony in his stories. For instance in Fahrenheit 451 Guy Montag’s job is to burn books but he ends up collecting them. Another time he uses irony is when in The Golden Kite the Silver Wind, the daughter is smarter than her father when it is normally the other way around.
There are many symbolic things in Fahrenheit 451 alone. For instance fire represents death and destruction while a car represents life moving by too fast.
The plot of Fahrenheit 451is unpredictable and full of twists and turns. Many of Ray Bradbury’s books are this way. Reading them is like walking up a mountain path; you never expect what is around the next corner.
The genre of many of Ray Bradbury’s stories is fiction. Most people consider Ray Bradbury a science fiction writer but the only story he has ever written that is a science fiction story is Fahrenheit 451.
There are many conflicts in Ray Bradbury’s stories but most of them are conflicts with themselves. For instance Montags problem was that he was being ripped apart with guilt from taking books. In Dark they Were and Golden Eyed Harry Bittering was afraid that they were going to change and he therefore grew paranoid.
There is often a lesson learned at the end of all of Ray Bradbury’s stories. They can be obvious like in The Golden Kite the Silver Wind, or they could be more subtle like in Dark they Were and Golden Eyed.
The protagonist in Fahrenheit 451 is Guy Montag. Montag is unsure about the world around him. The same thing happens in Dark they Were and Golden Eyed. The main characters slowly undergo change until they realize what they did wrong or that something isn’t so bad after all.