This entry is about why Coillins uses the allusion to Fahrenheit 451.
The job title and link to the Wikipedia article on firefighter keeps showing up on this page which is wrong. Bradbury's character burns books, he lights fires to make things burn. If that is not understandable, then you should read Bradbuy's book. If you cannot bear to do that, then at least try to understand what the function of the Fireman is on the wikipedia entry for it at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fahrenheit_451
Bradbury uses the fire brigade terminology in part to illustrate how sick society has become, which is in agreement with Collin's Panem universe as a dystopia.
a firefighter has a completely opposite role, which is to extinguish fires. A Fireman is like the person on a locomotive, for example, that keeps the fire burning.
Your friend, Firefighter and paramedic EMTPEJ 20:19, April 27, 2012 (UTC)
- This is from my response on Haybernathy's talk page, with slight edits.
- The way the firemen are described in Fahrenheit 451 fits in with the firefighter definition (fire chief, fire house, fire alarm, fire engine). The firemen are dispatched to set their fires and destroy the forbidden books.
- There is nothing to suggest the alternate meaning of fireman that you are advocating. You are also missing the irony of the story that instead of putting out fires, the society has become so twisted that it is the firemen who are the ones setting them. If you are taking this personally because of your job you shouldn't, as you have no basis for your claim other than an apparent bias. BrokenSphere (Talk) 20:18, April 27, 2012 (UTC)