What is the significance of the subtitles in Fahrenheit 451? For example The Hearth and the Salamander

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Each of the titles reflects Montag's development as a character. They symbolize the various stages of his rejection of society's values, and the ways in which he goes about declaring his independence, if you will.

Hearth is another word for fireplace, and the salamander is the official symbol of the firemen, as well as what they call their fire trucks. Both of these symbols have to do with fire, which dominates Montag's life at this point. As a fireman, Montag lives with fire and loves it, taking pride in his work (as the opening line points out)....

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