In Fahrenheit 451, according to Granger, why won't the cities do well in the next few days? What's going to happen to the inhabitants of the city?

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The inhabitants of the cities won’t do well because war has broken out and many of the cities will be bombed with atomic weapons. Towards the end of the novel, Granger informs Montag that the city he just came from had been reduced to a heap of powder. Granger then...

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The inhabitants of the cities won’t do well because war has broken out and many of the cities will be bombed with atomic weapons. Towards the end of the novel, Granger informs Montag that the city he just came from had been reduced to a heap of powder. Granger then talks about the mythical phoenix, the bird that is burned and constantly reborn out of its ashes. He makes the analogy between the phoenix and humankind. He says that the difference between the phoenix and humans is that humans are aware of their repetitive destructive nature. Granger hopes that humans will eventually remember enough history and obtain enough wisdom to stop the cycle of destruction.

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