Fahrenheit (The Sieve and Sand) In the 2nd book/part in Fanrenheit 451( The Sieve and Sand) what is the theme?

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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The theme of this part as a whole is the value of thought and toleration for a society as a whole.  This is the part where we learn about how the society got to be the way it is.  This is where Bradbury is telling us what he thinks (things like lack of desire to think for one's self and an aversion to being exposed to ideas we don't like) can lead to a society like the one in the book.

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Are you asking how the title is symbolic? You cannot fill a sieve with sand. Whatever you put in will fall out. The title is symbolic of the futility of intervention when fighting society. Thus, the theme is that it is difficult to fight society, and doing so can often seem pointless.

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