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What do the firemen do for a living in "Fahrenheit 451"?
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One of the great ironies of this novel is the firemen. In our world, firemen fight fires. In "Fahrenheit 451," the firemen burn books. They do this to fight ideas and to keep their society safe from disruptive influences.
Posted by gbeatty on October 17, 2008 at 12:05 AM (Answer #1)
The firemen burn books because they do not want the people to gain extra knowledge, which might jeopardize the city.
Posted by all4stones on March 6, 2011 at 9:26 AM (Answer #3)
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