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What is the promise given at the end of Fahrenheit 451?

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rocky05342 | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted September 20, 2007 at 7:45 AM via web

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What is the promise given at the end of Fahrenheit 451?

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Jamie Wheeler | College Teacher | eNotes Employee

Posted September 20, 2007 at 11:39 AM (Answer #1)

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The promise is that a new era is about to begin and that humanity is not completely doomed.  At the end of the novel, Montag recalls the biblical passage, "To everything there is a season.  A time to break down, a time to build up."  The time for destruction has ended; the time for rebirth has begun. 

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