How is revelation an allusion in "Fahrenheit 451"?

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"Revelation" is to uncover, display, or bring into the open.  In the book, "Fahrenheit 451", Bradbury displays what might happen to a society that no longer reads and thinks.  Through the action of the characters, he shows how the people of this futuristic society are being manipulated by their government.  When Capt. Beatty tells Guy Montag, in the first section, how their society came to be, he explains that people wanted to be entertained more than they wanted to be enlightened.  He says that people didn't want to have to think and to analyze on their own - they wanted to have any pertinent information given to them in a quick, concise manner.  He tells Montag that the government took over more and more until finally, books were outlawed altogether because they made people think.  In the second section, revelation takes place as Montag realizes that something must be done to stop the madness of his current society and he struggles to find a way to stop it.  Revelation also takes place in the final section of the book when Montag joins the book people and he uncovers the hope of a better future as he watches his city and his society become incinerated by an atomic bomb.  Revelation isn't as much an allusion as it is an outright statement.

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